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South Africa’s trade data update – the May 2020 data reveals the effect of eased lockdown restrictions

South Africa’s trade data update – the May 2020 data reveals the effect of eased lockdown restrictions

14 Jul 20  Blog
Since the beginning of May 2020 South Africa gradually started to ease lockdown restrictions with a consequent increase in trade reflected in South Africa’s trade data for May wh...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Jul 20  News
African Union says urgent need to address patents and technology barriers for access to future COVID-19 vaccines (ReliefWeb) In a communique issued following the ‘Africa’...
Burkina Faso: 2019 Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Burkina Faso: 2019 Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

02 Jul 20  Infographics
Between 2018 and 2019, Burkina Faso’s intra-Africa exports and imports declined by 13% and 5% respectively. The main intra-Africa export products are unwrought zinc, oil seeds an...
Benin: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Benin: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

02 Jul 20  Infographics
Between 2018 and 2019, intra-Africa exports by Benin declined by 1% while intra-Africa imports increased by 8%. The products main exported to other African countries include cotton...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Jul 20  News
Diarise: As part of the AU’s commemoration of Africa Integration Day 2020, tralac will on 4 July host a webinar, Leveraging the AfCFTA for Africa’s development – Lessons from...
African Continental Free Trade Area negotiations: WHO is negotiating with WHOM? CEMAC and ECOWAS

African Continental Free Trade Area negotiations: WHO is negotiating with WHOM? CEMAC and ECOWAS

26 Jun 20  Infographics
Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) CEMAC has six member states – Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon w...
African Continental Free Trade Area negotiations: WHO is negotiating with WHOM? SACU and the EAC

African Continental Free Trade Area negotiations: WHO is negotiating with WHOM? SACU and the EAC

26 Jun 20  Infographics
Southern African Customs Union (SACU) SACU is a customs union with a common external tariff applicable to imports from outside the common customs area irrespective of the destinat...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

22 Jun 20  News
Diarise: ECOWAS Ministerial meeting for the adoption of two new ECOWAS standards (25 June) The West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP) has launched its official website. Th...
South Africa’s April 2020 trade statistics – reduced exports lead to a significant trade deficit

South Africa’s April 2020 trade statistics – reduced exports lead to a significant trade deficit

16 Jun 20  Blog
South Africa’s March 2020 trade data[1] showed that measures adopted by its global trade partners to curb the spread of COVID-19 mainly impacted South Africa’s imports. Main so...
Global trade continues nosedive, UNCTAD forecasts 20% drop in 2020

Global trade continues nosedive, UNCTAD forecasts 20% drop in 2020

12 Jun 20  News
New data shows a worrying deterioration of trade for developing countries and a continued struggle for the automotive and energy sectors, while office equipment rebounds. Internat...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

10 Jun 20  News
Today is World Anti-Counterfeiting Day: selected updates Kenya’s National Baseline Survey Report: Kenya loses over Ksh 100B in revenue to illicit trade (KBC) Kenya’s Ant...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

09 Jun 20  News
Diarise, Thursday (11 June): Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda are expected to table their respective 2020/2021 national budgets. Industrialists are lobbying, through the EABC, f...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

01 Jun 20  News
Diarise: The OACPS hosts (3 June) first-ever Inter-Sessional Summit on the theme: Transcending the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be chaired by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta. ec...
SARS releases merchandise trade statistics for April 2020

SARS releases merchandise trade statistics for April 2020

29 May 20  News
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today released trade statistics for April 2020 recording a trade deficit of R35.02 billion. These statistics include trade data with Botswa...
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...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

21 May 20  News
The 2nd edition of the African Regional Integration Index will be launched tomorrow. Further details of the webinar can be accessed here. South Africa: Masondo punts com...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

20 May 20  News
WTO goods barometer flashes red as COVID-19 disrupts world trade (WTO) The volume of world merchandise trade is likely to fall precipitously in the first half of 2020 as the COVID...
Tracking trade during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tracking trade during the COVID-19 pandemic

19 May 20  News
With the current fast-changing developments, policy makers need to know what is happening to the economy in real time, but they often must settle for data telling them what happene...
COVID-19 triggers marked decline in global trade, new data shows

COVID-19 triggers marked decline in global trade, new data shows

13 May 20  News
The coronavirus pandemic led to a 3% drop in global trade values in the first quarter of 2020. The downturn is expected to accelerate in the second quarter, according to UNCTAD for...
South Africa’s trade for March 2020 – significant trade surplus shows the initial impact of COVID-19 on imports

South Africa’s trade for March 2020 – significant trade surplus shows the initial impact of COVID-19 on imports

13 May 20  Blog
On 30 April 2020, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) released South Africa’s latest official trade data – trade for March 2020. The data shows some of the initial impact...

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