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Building capacity to help Africa trade better

Tag: Trade facilitation

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07 Jun 23  News
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2023 Article IV Consultation with South Africa South Africa’s strong economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is petering out. Growth moderated...
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29 May 23  News
Announcement of Protection for R1,7 Billion Cut-Flower Export Industry (The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition) Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Pat...
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13 Mar 23  News
SA tyre manufacturers potentially exposed to dumping from China (The Citizen) Anti-dumping duties against Chinese exporters of car, bus and lorry tyres to South Africa have e...
Customs and border management – Balancing trade with facilitation and public policy objectives

Customs and border management – Balancing trade with facilitation and public policy objectives

27 Feb 23  Blog
In recent years, the role of customs officers has transitioned from primarily collecting duties and taxes to a broader role that involves facilitating the flow of goods and service...
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27 Feb 23  News
Infrastructure is key to SA’s development (SAnews) Improving government’s performance as a contributor to the construction sector is key to unlocking the country’s econ...
Beitbridge border upgrade: Embracing Customs border modernisation for enhanced trade facilitation and the regional integration agenda in Africa

Beitbridge border upgrade: Embracing Customs border modernisation for enhanced trade facilitation and the regional integration agenda in Africa

23 Dec 22  Publications
DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION The emerging realisation of the importance of the worldwide obligations meant to guide and harmoniously influence international trade is somewhat behind the i...
Small-scale Trade and the Simplified Trade Regime

Small-scale Trade and the Simplified Trade Regime

22 Dec 22  Blog
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play a central role in the economic development of many countries. They are a major source of entrepreneurial skills, innovation, ...
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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), co-hosted by Kazakhstan, in Geneva on...
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...

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