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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

08 Jul 22  News
Local Fitch maintains SA’s sub-investment rating, stable outlook (Engineering News) Ratings agency Fitch has maintained its stable outlook for South Africa, and affirmed the co...
DG Okonjo-Iweala: Time is running out to reach credible outcomes at MC12

DG Okonjo-Iweala: Time is running out to reach credible outcomes at MC12

16 Jun 22  News
Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called today (14 June) on members to go the extra mile to find convergence on the various issues at stake at the 12th Ministerial Conference (M...
Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference – Geneva: Resource page

Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference – Geneva: Resource page

13 Jun 22  News
WTO members secure unprecedented package of trade outcomes at MC12 WTO members successfully concluded the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva on 17 June, securing multila...
Prospects and Developments in the WTO talks on Export Restrictions

Prospects and Developments in the WTO talks on Export Restrictions

16 Nov 21  Blog
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the limitations in the WTO rules on export restrictions. Consequently, the food importing countries such as Japan, Singapore, ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

29 Oct 21  News
National SA’s divided food system saw producers, consumers lose out in lockdown – study (Eyewitness News) New research shows how food producers and consumers lost out under t...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

19 Jan 21  News
Country focus SA must embrace innovation to rebuild economy: President Ramaphosa (SAnews) With the COVID-19 pandemic having battered the South African fiscus in 2020, President C...
Trade and development finance in Africa in the shadow of COVID-19

Trade and development finance in Africa in the shadow of COVID-19

21 Dec 20  Publications
Even under the immense challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent, great opportunities exist for the expansion of trade through trade and development financ...
COVID-19: Trade-related news, analysis and resources

COVID-19: Trade-related news, analysis and resources

02 Nov 20  News
tralac is closely monitoring trade-related policy measures and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic adopted and implemented by African countries and beyond. Below is a selection of u...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

22 Sep 20  News
National news Corruption an ‘added burden’ in fight against Covid-19, says Mkhize (The Citizen) Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has decried how corruption, particularly in prici...
Nations to meet in Barbados to chart new path for post-coronavirus economic recovery

Nations to meet in Barbados to chart new path for post-coronavirus economic recovery

05 Aug 20  News
UNCTAD15, the UN trade and development body's fifteenth quadriennial conference, will take place under the theme “From inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all” as th...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

25 Jun 20  News
The first round of talks for the proposed Kenya-USA FTA will take place from 9-17 July. Multi-video: CS Maina unveils negotiation guide Proposed Kenya-United States FTA Agreement:...
Breaking ground for economic growth

Breaking ground for economic growth

23 Jun 20  News
Going beyond talking to breaking ground, President Cyril Ramaphosa has spelt out how government will foster infrastructure development, while creating much-needed jobs to boost the...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

28 May 20  News
Happening tomorrow: The SADC Council of Ministers meets. They will review the regional guidelines for the harmonisation and facilitation of movement of critical goods and serv...
COVID-19 heightens need for pharmaceutical production in poor countries

COVID-19 heightens need for pharmaceutical production in poor countries

27 May 20  News
UNCTAD and the WHO have teamed up to respond to the urgent call to boost local production of essential medicines in developing countries. With more than 100 projects to develop a ...
AUC, Afreximbank, Afrochampions and UNECA Joint Communiqué on the Need for A Holistic and Coordinated Trade and Investment Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

AUC, Afreximbank, Afrochampions and UNECA Joint Communiqué on the Need for A Holistic and Coordinated Trade and Investment Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

18 Apr 20  News
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis that is both unprecedented and with many ramifications. The Pandemic poses significant health and social risks to the entire globe. In...
South Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

South Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

26 Mar 20  Blog
tralac is monitoring trade-related policy responses to COVID-19 From midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020, South Africa is in lockdown for 21 days. This announcement was made by Pr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Mar 20  News
COVID-19: trade and REC updates South Africa: International Trade Administration Commissioner Meluleki Nzimande told Fin24 that the trade administration body would follow the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Mar 20  News
Paul Heald: Why South Africa should resist US pressure to extend copyright terms (InfoJustice) The current term of copyright in South Africa is life-of-the-author plus 50 years. B...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Feb 20  News
Makhtar Diop: SSATP’s new phase is ready to deliver (World Bank) For over 30 years, SSATP has been helping African countries build the underlying and enabling “invis...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Jan 20  News
Selected WTO updates: Ethiopia has resumed its WTO membership negotiations almost eight years after the last formal meeting of its Working Party. Mamo Mihretu, seni...

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