Tag: Technology

Leveraging Technology and Innovation for Africa’s Growth

Leveraging Technology and Innovation for Africa’s Growth

14 Jun 21  Blog
The rise of digital technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D printing, and blockchain technology all stand to significantly impact trade ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

03 Jun 21  News
National Report shows tax shrunk the sugar industry, says association (Engineering News) A report, commissioned by the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) a...
From Telephones to Smartphones – A look at the Harmonized System: Case study of the Samsung Case

From Telephones to Smartphones – A look at the Harmonized System: Case study of the Samsung Case

01 Jun 21  Publications
The seventh edition of the ‘Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System’ of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) becomes operational on 1 January 2022. Since its incepti...
Realising the One African Services Market through the AfCFTA

Realising the One African Services Market through the AfCFTA

31 May 21  Publications
Start of trade under the preferential terms of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was announced on 1 January 2021, whilst negotiations to finalise outstanding issues ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

14 May 21  News
National trade and trade-related news Small South African Businesses Set To Benefit From Import Ban (OkayAfrica) The South African government plans to block certain imports to th...
Addressing a key bottleneck to broadband development in South Africa – spectrum auction falls at first hurdle

Addressing a key bottleneck to broadband development in South Africa – spectrum auction falls at first hurdle

22 Mar 21  Blog
When the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) announced the spectrum auction in September 2020, it was widely hailed as a critical measure to eliminate the ...
Blockchain-Driven Trade Technologies and the Potential Benefits for African Trade

Blockchain-Driven Trade Technologies and the Potential Benefits for African Trade

21 Feb 21  Blog
Just over two years ago, tralac published a blog about the potential of blockchain (also referred to as distributed ledger technologies (DLT)) for trade in Africa[1]. This blog is ...
Tech Disruption in Africa: Assessing the Potential of the Digital Labour Platform Sector

Tech Disruption in Africa: Assessing the Potential of the Digital Labour Platform Sector

22 Nov 20  Publications
Digital labour platforms are applications that run on computers and smart devices and are able to facilitate new online markets for services of diverse types. These platforms disru...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

16 Nov 20  News
National Third chapter of SA investment conference gets underway this week (The South African) President Cyril Ramaphosa will host the third South Africa Investment Conference on...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

02 Nov 20  News
National Trade stats shows domestic recession keeps imports low (Fin24) A recovery in commodity prices and global demand saw SA record a trade surplus of R109.5 billion for the t...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

13 Oct 20  News
National South Africa won’t meet debt targets, president’s council says (Moneyweb) South Africa won’t be able to meet its finance ministry’s debt targets and it may be un...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

02 Oct 20  News
National Tax breaks, grey import probe needed to grow local car market, says Naamsa (Engineering News) As many European countries reintroduce lockdown measures to deal with a sec...
COMESA launches Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme mobile app

COMESA launches Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme mobile app

14 Sep 20  News
The COMESA Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme (RCTG Carnet) has launched a Mobile Application designed to provide access to real-time information to Clearing and Forwarding ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

11 Sep 20  News
National news A Strengthened Partnership for Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery (US Embassy in South Africa) The Department of International Relations and Cooperation hosted the 11t...
EAC rolls out Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System

EAC rolls out Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System

08 Sep 20  News
The RECDTS App is designed to stop Corona in its tracks along EAC key transport corridors The East Africa Community (EAC) Secretariat and its Partner States today held a virtual r...
The Role of Digitalization in the Decade of Action for Africa

The Role of Digitalization in the Decade of Action for Africa

08 Sep 20  News
It is widely recognized that digitalization is one of the most powerful tools for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Africa’s Agenda 2063. Digital appl...
COVID-19: Lessons for industrial development and policy for Africa

COVID-19: Lessons for industrial development and policy for Africa

03 Sep 20  Blog
Impact of COVID-19 The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has severely affected industries and economic fundamentals (e.g. demand, supply and production) in Africa and globally. It h...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

02 Sep 20  News
Breaking: Nigeria’s foreign trade drops to N6.24 trillion, trade balance hits N1.8 trillion deficit (Nairametrics) The value of Nigeria's total foreign merchandise trade stood a...
Digital transformation should be top priority for Africa’s leaders

Digital transformation should be top priority for Africa’s leaders

01 Sep 20  News
African leaders need to think digital always, especially now as the continent continues to grapple with the ongoing coronavirus crisis that has affected millions across the world, ...
In wake of COVID-19, African Union to keep AfCFTA on track with digital technology

In wake of COVID-19, African Union to keep AfCFTA on track with digital technology

16 Aug 20  News
Since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, the AU Commission, like most intergovernmental organisations around the world, has shifted most of its activities online. In this contex...