Tag: Trade facilitation

Customs modernisation in Africa and related challenges

Customs modernisation in Africa and related challenges

22 Dec 20  Blog
Customs administration systems have to adapt to changes in the trading environment. The modernisation of customs administration systems is fundamental to ensure that trade continue...
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12 Oct 20  News
National Time to implement reforms running out – FirstRand chair (Moneyweb) FirstRand chair Roger Jardine says the “socio-economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic has brough...
Effects of the COVID-19 Measures on Trade Facilitation in SADC

Effects of the COVID-19 Measures on Trade Facilitation in SADC

12 Oct 20  Blog
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions of people worldwide and to try and contain the spread of the virus governments the world over have imposed various measures which have l...
COVID-19 Control Measures in SADC – Striking a balance between control and Trade Facilitation

COVID-19 Control Measures in SADC – Striking a balance between control and Trade Facilitation

12 Oct 20  Blog
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have not spared the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and like in all other parts of the world, economies of the member stat...
COMESA launches Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme mobile app

COMESA launches Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme mobile app

14 Sep 20  News
The COMESA Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme (RCTG Carnet) has launched a Mobile Application designed to provide access to real-time information to Clearing and Forwarding ...
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11 Sep 20  News
National news A Strengthened Partnership for Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery (US Embassy in South Africa) The Department of International Relations and Cooperation hosted the 11t...
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09 Sep 20  News
National news South Africa’s GDP tanks 51% in the second quarter (BusinessTech) South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) dropped by a massive 51% in the second quarter of ...
EAC rolls out Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System

EAC rolls out Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System

08 Sep 20  News
The RECDTS App is designed to stop Corona in its tracks along EAC key transport corridors The East Africa Community (EAC) Secretariat and its Partner States today held a virtual r...
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08 Sep 20  News
National news Remarks by Minister Ebrahim Patel at the Global Industrial and Manufacturing Summit, Video Recording, 4 September 2020 Covid-19 caused disruptions to supply-lines o...
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04 Sep 20  News
National news Pace of reform to determine shape of SA’s capital-equipment export recovery (Engineering News) About 40% of capital equipment exported from South Africa has been ...
Regional industrial development in Africa – how can COVID-19 responses contribute?

Regional industrial development in Africa – how can COVID-19 responses contribute?

03 Sep 20  Blog
Industrial development has always been featured in Africa’s integration agenda. In recent years this focus has been sharpened and industrial strategies at continental and regiona...
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02 Sep 20  News
Breaking: Nigeria’s foreign trade drops to N6.24 trillion, trade balance hits N1.8 trillion deficit (Nairametrics) The value of Nigeria's total foreign merchandise trade stood a...
COMESA-EAC-SADC develop Electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System

COMESA-EAC-SADC develop Electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System

24 Aug 20  News
A regional electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System (CTMS) which will allow cross border road transport operators, drivers, regulators and law enforcement agencies to record and ...
Lack of proper measurement equipment in MS affecting trade in COMESA

Lack of proper measurement equipment in MS affecting trade in COMESA

24 Aug 20  News
Several Member States (MS) in the COMESA region are at a disadvantage with their trading partners because of the lack of reliable, accurate and comparable measurement equipment and...
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31 Jul 20  News
Diarise (5 August): PIIE Trade Winds, with Anabel González. African perspectives on the WTO and prospects for regional trade cooperation. Is a new African voice on trade emerging?...
COMESA, EAC and SADC adopt harmonised Guidelines on Trade and Transport Facilitation

COMESA, EAC and SADC adopt harmonised Guidelines on Trade and Transport Facilitation

30 Jul 20  News
The Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on 29th July, 2020 adopted harmonised Tr...
Adopting ICT is critical in post Covid-19 trade facilitation programmes in COMESA region

Adopting ICT is critical in post Covid-19 trade facilitation programmes in COMESA region

08 Jul 20  News
It’s close to two months since COMESA developed and issued Guidelines for Movement of Goods and Services across the Region during the COVID-19 Pandemic. During this period, there...
WHO urges strong COVID-19 safety measures as African countries to resume air travel

WHO urges strong COVID-19 safety measures as African countries to resume air travel

03 Jul 20  News
As African countries begin to reopen borders and air spaces, it is crucial that governments take effective measures to mitigate the risk of a surge in infections due to the resumpt...
Digital Solutions for Trade Facilitation

Digital Solutions for Trade Facilitation

01 Jul 20  Blog
Introduction Since 1947, states of the world have been working to liberalize international trade by reducing tariffs, under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and since 1...
Digitalise transport and trade procedures to ease the supply of essential goods during COVID-19 and beyond

Digitalise transport and trade procedures to ease the supply of essential goods during COVID-19 and beyond

29 Jun 20  Blog
Governments across the world have implemented measures to stem the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trade-related measures have been implemented particularly to ensure th...