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Tag: Trade Data

Collating and disseminating FDI data and related information in Africa – Challenges and opportunities

Collating and disseminating FDI data and related information in Africa – Challenges and opportunities

24 Nov 20  Blog
Collating and disseminating foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics and related information is important for many reasons. It helps government officials and policy makers formul...
Eswatini merchandise trade: Jan-May 2019 and Jan-May 2020 comparison

Eswatini merchandise trade: Jan-May 2019 and Jan-May 2020 comparison

24 Nov 20  Blog
Eswatini is one of the few African countries that has reported their 2020 monthly trade data thus far. Eswatini is a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Southern Afri...
Madagascar trade: Jan-Jul 2019 and Jan-July 2020 comparison

Madagascar trade: Jan-Jul 2019 and Jan-July 2020 comparison

24 Nov 20  Blog
Madagascar is one of the few African countries that has reported their monthly 2020 data thus far. Madagascar is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and two regional eco...
Africa’s COVID-19 medical supplies trade: January-June 2020

Africa’s COVID-19 medical supplies trade: January-June 2020

24 Nov 20  Blog
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic brought an unprecedented demand for medical products (COVID-19 medical supplies) required to curb the spread of the virus. COVID-19 medical supp...
Intra-SADC FTA trade and SADC FTA trade with the rest of Africa 2019

Intra-SADC FTA trade and SADC FTA trade with the rest of Africa 2019

24 Nov 20  Blog
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) consists of 16 members – 13 of which are in a free trade area (FTA). The SADC FTA members are Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madag...
Tunisia: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Tunisia: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

23 Nov 20  Infographics
10 per cent of total intra-Africa trade is with African countries; mostly with countries which are members of the same FTAs as Tunisia – AGADIR, PAFTA and COMESA. 77 per cent of ...
Rwanda: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Rwanda: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

23 Nov 20  Infographics
A third of Rwanda’s total trade is intra Africa-Trade of which 50 per cent is trade with other EAC member states. Trade with countries outside the COMESA FTA is mainly with DRC, ...
Lesotho: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Lesotho: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

23 Nov 20  Infographics
While only 39 per cent of Lesotho’s world exports are destined for the rest of Africa, 78 per cent of world imports are sourced from other African countries; all most all with ne...
Ghana: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Ghana: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

23 Nov 20  Infographics
Ghana mainly trades with global trade partners and intra-Africa trade is mainly with countries which are not members of ECOWAS. This is due to the dominance of South Africa both as...
Angola: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Angola: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

23 Nov 20  Infographics
Angola mainly trades with countries beyond the African continent. In 2019 only 4 per cent of Angola’s total trade was intra-Africa trade. On the African continent Angola mainly t...
SACU trade 2019

SACU trade 2019

23 Nov 20  Blog
The Southern African Customs Union (SACU), comprising Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa, is a customs union (CU) with duty-free[1] intra-SACU trade and a common...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

20 Nov 20  News
National Manufacturing can play a key role in South Africa’s economic recovery (Engineering News) The country’s economy is in a dire state, exacerbated by the impact of the C...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

19 Nov 20  News
National Closing address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the third South Africa Investment Conference (The Presidency) It has been a gathering filled with promise and optimism. I...
AfCFTA negotiations: the current state of REC liberalisation and intra-REC trade

AfCFTA negotiations: the current state of REC liberalisation and intra-REC trade

17 Nov 20  Infographics
Article 19(2) of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement states that ‘other RECs, regional trade arrangements and customs unions which have attained among them...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

13 Nov 20  News
National Ramaphosa on trade, corruption, and the plan to reduce the gap between black and white South Africans (BusinessTech) President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded on a number ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

11 Nov 20  News
National Agri sector predicted to show positive growth (IOL) Although the agriculture sector was expected to show positive growth next year, the Agribusiness Business Chamber (Ag...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

06 Nov 20  News
National DTIC reiterates importance of quality standards in South Africa (Engineering News) The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) has reiterated the importance...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

03 Nov 20  News
National Loss of capacity and skills in cotton value chain costs SA R20bn (Cape Business News) Despite the solid growth that the South African cotton industry has experienced in ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

29 Oct 20  News
National South Africa’s 2020 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) (National Treasury) Two weeks ago, President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa laid out the government’s conse...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

28 Oct 20  News
National SACUM-UK EPA and SA-US Trade Relations, including AGOA (the dtic) The United Kingdom (UK) is South Africa’s 5th largest trading partner with total trade amounting to R...

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