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Tag: Trade facilitation

The benefits of trade facilitation measures: the Kazungula bridge project

The benefits of trade facilitation measures: the Kazungula bridge project

07 Sep 21  Blog
The Kazungula Bridge, located on Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia borders interconnect, was identified as a significant connector on a strategic road netw...
Transforming African Trade Corridors for the Future: What Are the Key Priority Areas?

Transforming African Trade Corridors for the Future: What Are the Key Priority Areas?

24 Aug 21  Blog
Africa must prioritise the transformation of key trade corridors which connect the Regional Economic Communities (REC) if indeed the continent is to reap the full potential of the ...
Leveraging Technology to Improve Regulatory Compliance and Trade Efficiency: A Focus on Road Transport

Leveraging Technology to Improve Regulatory Compliance and Trade Efficiency: A Focus on Road Transport

24 Aug 21  Blog
Road transport is an important mode for Africa’s trade, carrying over 90% of intra-regional and regional trade (Afreximbank: 2019). This is likely to continue into the future in ...
Improving Customs Efficiency: What are the Gains and For Whom?

Improving Customs Efficiency: What are the Gains and For Whom?

24 Aug 21  Blog
It is imperative for Africa to transform its customs environment through fast-tracking implementation of interventions geared towards eliminating inefficiencies, if the continent i...
Improving Border Efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa: The Need to Look at ‘Beyond the Border’ Operations

Improving Border Efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa: The Need to Look at ‘Beyond the Border’ Operations

24 Aug 21  Blog
Border posts are one of the most important nodes whose performance has a significant bearing on corridor performance, efficiency of supply chains and trade competitiveness. In sub-...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

18 Aug 21  News
National South Africa wants to introduce a vaccine passport – but there’s a catch (BusinesTech) The Department of Tourism says that it wants to introduce a vaccine passport f...
Trade facilitation in Africa: Solutions and recommendations

Trade facilitation in Africa: Solutions and recommendations

30 Jul 21  Publications
Low intra-Africa and regional trade have historically been attributed to tariffs. However, recent evidence shows that non-tariff issues are the main reason for low intra-Africa and...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

11 Jul 21  News
National Sars, Busa form economic operator stakeholder group to improve border management (Engineering News) The South African Revenue Service (Sars) and business advocacy organi...
Trade Facilitation and institutional arrangements under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

Trade Facilitation and institutional arrangements under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

03 Jul 21  Blog
Various technical committees are established by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), to assist with the implementation of its Protocols and the respective Annexes...
The institutional architecture for implementation of the trade facilitation agenda under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

The institutional architecture for implementation of the trade facilitation agenda under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

03 Jul 21  Publications
The Protocols to the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) establish various technical committees to assist with the implementation of the Ag...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

28 Jun 21  News
National Poultry and Automotive Masterplan to Achieve Necessary Reform Parliament Hears (the dtic) Government is implementing necessary reforms to transform and revive the poultr...
Enhancing Corridor Institutional Arrangements for Improved Cross-Border Transport and Trade Facilitation

Enhancing Corridor Institutional Arrangements for Improved Cross-Border Transport and Trade Facilitation

11 Jun 21  Publications
In Africa, cross-border road transport carries over 80% of intra-regional and inter-regional trade. It provides a critical link between landlocked countries and international marke...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

01 Jun 21  News
National South Africa’s trade surplus remains robust, underpinned by commodity prices (Daily Maverick) South Africa’s trade surplus remains among the few bright spots in an e...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

28 May 21  News
Featured news Launch of eTradeHubs to simplify trade processes for woman small business owners in AfCFTA (International Chamber of Commerce) The Women Traders in the African Cont...
Commemorating Africa Day – 2021

Commemorating Africa Day – 2021

25 May 21  Blog
Today is Africa Day. How should it be commemorated in the year 2021 and how should this occasion be used to tackle the crises of our times? Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Da...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

25 May 21  News
National New forum to detect, prevent corruption in infrastructure sector (SAnews) A newly established forum to monitor infrastructure projects more effectively and put systems i...
Road Transport Regulatory Challenges in ESA Region: Progress Review of the Tripartite FTA and the Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme

Road Transport Regulatory Challenges in ESA Region: Progress Review of the Tripartite FTA and the Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme

31 Mar 21  Publications
Cross-border road transport faces numerous barriers which impede seamless and efficient movements and trade flows. Many of the barriers can be directly linked to the fragmentation ...
A brief assessment of the South African Draft One-Stop Border Post Policy

A brief assessment of the South African Draft One-Stop Border Post Policy

28 Mar 21  Publications
On the last day of December 2020, the South African Department of Home Affairs published two draft policies for public comment. The one is a Draft One-stop Border Post Policy, the ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

12 Mar 21  News
Country focus State ponders issuing SI over AfCFTA trading (Daily Mail Zambia) Government will soon issue a statutory instrument (SI) under the Customs and Excise Act to pav...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

10 Mar 21  News
Country focus Container shortage in South Africa (Fruitnet) Almost exactly one year after major disruptions to exports through the port of Cape Town, and other ports in the count...

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