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Tag: Trade facilitation

tralac Daily News

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09 Sep 22  News
Local news A 10% increase in manufacturing investment could yield a 13% boost to the economy (Engineering News) A mere 10% increase in manufacturing investment in South Africa wo...
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05 Sep 22  News
Local news South Africa’s economy is ‘almost unfixable’ (BusinessTech) Despite recent moves to cut red tape – especially for small and medium businesses – analysts and ...
The SADC Trade Facilitation Agenda: Lessons for the African Continental Free Trade Area

The SADC Trade Facilitation Agenda: Lessons for the African Continental Free Trade Area

24 Aug 22  Publications
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) defines trade facilitation as “the simplification, modernisation and harmonisation of export and import processes.” In spite of the liberalis...
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23 Aug 22  News
Local news ‘SA Agri calls to lift import ban emotional, unbalanced’ (The Namibian) Namibian government officials have called the recent claim that Namibia and Botswana s...
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29 Jul 22  News
Local news Govt lodges WTO dispute over EU citrus import regulations (Engineering News) The Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations and other Inter...
Are the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Trade Facilitation Programme and the Corridor Trips Monitoring System gaining traction?

Are the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Trade Facilitation Programme and the Corridor Trips Monitoring System gaining traction?

15 Jul 22  Publications
On 22 October 2008, at the Tripartite Summit, Heads of State and Government of the member states of COMESA, EAC and SADC agreed to establish the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). ...
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...
The Harmonized System: What do users and traders need to know?

The Harmonized System: What do users and traders need to know?

31 May 22  Publications
The Harmonized System Nomenclature (HS Nomenclature) is an international standardized numerical Customs clearance facility. It is used in the systematic classification of goods and...
Changing port logistics in SADC

Changing port logistics in SADC

16 May 22  Blog
South Africa’s harbours are inefficient and unreliable. After a decade of neglect, government is finally implementing a plan to turn around the situation by attracting private se...
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28 Feb 22  News
Country-related news TFR to release tender in April for take-or-pay access to container corridors (Engineering News) Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) will release a request for propos...
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17 Feb 22  News
Country-related news Trade conditions on an upward trend, Sacci survey shows (Engineering News) Trade conditions continued to improve in January after an uncertain second half of...
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27 Jan 22  News
Country-related news SARS Customs scales up digital transformation (SAnews) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs division will scale up digital transformation and inc...
Customs cooperation in facilitating intra-African trade

Customs cooperation in facilitating intra-African trade

20 Dec 21  Publications
The Evolving Role of Customs Administrations – from Goalkeeper to Trade Facilitator Customs administrations play a pivotal role in the advancement of international trade. The ef...
HS 2022: A look at the key changes and what needs to be done to adapt by 1 January 2022

HS 2022: A look at the key changes and what needs to be done to adapt by 1 January 2022

13 Dec 21  Blog
The International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System or simply the Harmonized System (HS) is used globally to achieve various objectives. These ob...
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24 Nov 21  News
National SA companies scored deals worth millions at Intra-African Trade Fair-Rocha (The dtic) Most of the more than 80 government-supported South African companies which sh...
International Court rules on the Maritime Boundary between Kenya and Somalia

International Court rules on the Maritime Boundary between Kenya and Somalia

01 Nov 21  Blog
In 1829, the English adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh wrote: “For whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the ri...
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...

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