Tag: Trade Data

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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...
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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...
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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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tralac’s Daily News selection

07 May 20  News
A reminder that the Joint Bureau of the African Union Ministers of Trade and the Council of Ministers of the AfCFTA took place this afternoon AfCFTA Secretariat SG Wamkele Mene: ...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

06 May 20  News
AfCFTA Year Zero Report (AfroChampions Initiative) This assessment, which was completed before COVID-19 struck, showed that despite the euphoria, AfCFTA commitment and implementat...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

22 Apr 20  News
Erastus Mwencha, Tom Pengelly: The UK must do all it can to keep trade out of Africa flowing (tralac, The Telegraph) Covid-19 has now spread to all corners of Africa and, as the r...
Trade set to plunge as COVID-19 pandemic upends global economy

Trade set to plunge as COVID-19 pandemic upends global economy

08 Apr 20  News
World trade is expected to fall by between 13% and 32% in 2020 as the COVID 19 pandemic disrupts normal economic activity and life around the world. The wide range of possibilitie...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

01 Apr 20  News
South Africa: February 2020 trade surplus of R14.15bn (SARS) The South African Revenue Service has released trade statistics for February 2020 which record a trade surplus of R14....
Comparing the Trading Environment for Enterprises in Africa’s RECs: Lessons from Firm-Level Data

Comparing the Trading Environment for Enterprises in Africa’s RECs: Lessons from Firm-Level Data

30 Mar 20  Publications
This Trade Brief investigates the ease of trade for small, medium and large-sized enterprises across the countries and regional economic communities (RECs) of Africa. The percentag...
AfCFTA: Trade and tariff coverage of countries which have ratified the Agreement

AfCFTA: Trade and tariff coverage of countries which have ratified the Agreement

26 Mar 20  Infographics
54 African countries have signed the Agreement Establishing the AfCFTA, of which 30 have deposited their instruments of ratification. Of these 29, updated trade data for 2018 is av...
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25 Mar 20  News
Tomorrow: G20 leaders will convene by video conference to discuss coronavirus Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies will convene a video conference on Thursday to discuss t...
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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...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Mar 20  News
5th anniversary of the Nairobi Ministerial Decision: Review of implementation, identification of gaps and the way forward. The following submission (dated 2 March) is being circula...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Feb 20  News
Kimberly Ann Elliott: Would a US-Kenya trade deal throw African integration off course? (WPR) But a bilateral deal with the US will make it harder to bring the AfCFTA to fruition....
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13 Feb 20  News
Posted by the African Union: African Innovation Outlook III Extract from Chapter 3: Status of innovation performance (pdf). This chapter presents the status of innovation performa...
Angela Merkel’s state visit to South Africa: its significance amid the current Germany-South Africa trade relationship

Angela Merkel’s state visit to South Africa: its significance amid the current Germany-South Africa trade relationship

12 Feb 20  Blog
On Thursday 6 February 2020, German Chancellor Angela Merkel landed in South Africa as part of a brief visit to Southern Africa, which also includes a visit to Angola. This is her ...
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03 Feb 20  News
AU Summit timeline 36th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council (6-7 February). The Executive Council will consider the draft agenda and the draft decisions and declarations...