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Tag: Trade facilitation

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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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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tralac Daily News

09 Mar 21  News
Country focus  The SA economy shrank by 7% in 2020 (Creamer Media’s Engineering News) The South African economy contracted by 7% during 2020, as expected given the unprece...
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tralac Daily News

08 Mar 21  News
Country focus Angola: IMF Hails Angola's Economic Reforms Amid Covid-19 (All Africa) Despite the effects of Covid-19 on all economies in the world, the Angolan government had alr...
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tralac Daily News

04 Mar 21  News
Country focus  South Africa urged to play to strengths as its plots role in lithium-ion battery value chain (Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly) A newly released study of the p...
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tralac Daily News

03 Feb 21  News
Country focus Economic growth to improve this year but will remain constrained (Engineering News) The economic prospects for this year are better than 2020, but the recovery of t...
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tralac Daily News

27 Jan 21  News
Country focus Government launches R1.2bn Tourism Equity Fund (SAnews) Government on Tuesday launched the Tourism Equity Fund aimed at creating an inclusive and growing tourism se...
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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tralac Daily News

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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tralac Daily News

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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