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Tag: Trade facilitation

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...
SADC Regional Response to COVID-19: Transport and trade facilitation, climate change and the environment

SADC Regional Response to COVID-19: Transport and trade facilitation, climate change and the environment

24 Jun 20  News
The 7th Bulletin of the SADC Regional COVID-19 provides highlights of global and regional developments. The world is currently waiting for a vaccine; this report provides highligh...
COVID-19: UN calls on governments to help landlocked neighbours

COVID-19: UN calls on governments to help landlocked neighbours

10 Jun 20  News
Well-functioning transit transport services and procedures are essential to ensure people in landlocked developing countries have timely access to medical products and basic goods ...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

04 Jun 20  News
Rosa Whitaker, Stephen Lande: US trade is key to driving Africa’s post-coronavirus recovery (US News) AGOA expires in 2025. Ideally it would be superseded by a US-Africa free tr...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

15 May 20  News
Updates on the closure of the Nakonde border post, COVID-19 testing for truck drivers Zambia reopens border with Tanzania to cargo after COVID-19 closure. ”Trucks from both ...
COMESA ministers approve harmonized regional trade facilitation guidelines

COMESA ministers approve harmonized regional trade facilitation guidelines

15 May 20  News
COMESA will develop an online platform for exchanging information on availability of essential products within the COMESA Member States as part of the response measures to the COVI...
SADC embracing electronic Certificate of Origin

SADC embracing electronic Certificate of Origin

11 May 20  News
The review of the SADC revised Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) and subsequent approval by the Head of States and Government in August 2015 created new d...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

08 May 20  News
ECA leads discussion on Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown exit strategies (ECA) African countries are turning their attention to lockdown exit plans as they seek to limit economic and ...
National trade facilitation committees lead reforms, respond to COVID-19

National trade facilitation committees lead reforms, respond to COVID-19

06 May 20  News
The committees are bringing public and private sectors together to ease trade in essential goods to combat the pandemic. Trade facilitation reforms are at the heart of countries...
Regional business community push for trade facilitation in amid COVID-19

Regional business community push for trade facilitation in amid COVID-19

06 May 20  News
The regional business community, under the umbrella of the COMESA Business Council (CBC) have urged Member States to facilitate the movement of transit essential cargo across the r...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

05 May 20  News
Wamkele Mene: Digital trade the only tool for Africa’s economic recovery (EWN) AfCFTA secretary-general Wamkele Mene said he had gone back to the drawing board to review his pri...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

29 Apr 20  News
The Intra-Africa Trade Fair, scheduled to take place in Kigali in September this year, has been postponed to September 2021 President Ramaphosa, as Chair of the African Union, con...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

28 Apr 20  News
Diarise: South Africa’s March merchandise trade statistics will be released on Thursday Selected submissions to the US Trade Representative ahead of negotiations on the proposed...
Temporary suspension of import tariffs on medical products and equipment essential amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa

Temporary suspension of import tariffs on medical products and equipment essential amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa

07 Apr 20  Blog
Most African countries do not produce medical products and equipment needed to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) including soaps or surface-active agents, respiratory masks, protect...
Trade restrictions – what is essential cargo?

Trade restrictions – what is essential cargo?

07 Apr 20  Blog
The 21-day lockdown period in South Africa is having a major impact on international trade, in particular, as confusion reigns over the operation of the ports throughout this perio...
Coronavirus, food supply and demand constraints: panic-buying and logistics

Coronavirus, food supply and demand constraints: panic-buying and logistics

31 Mar 20  Blog
As South Africa’s President announced various social distancing measures as part of a Covid-19 State of Emergency to curb the spread of the virus, numerous concerns about access ...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

23 Mar 20  News
African finance ministers call for coordinated COVID-19 response to mitigate adverse impact on economies and society (UNECA) African finance ministers met on 19 March in a virtual...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Mar 20  News
The recently elected Secretary General of the AfCFTA Secretariat, Mr Wamkele Mene, will be sworn in tomorrow at the African Union. Trump Administration notifies Congress of intent...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Mar 20  News
South Africa’s WTO ambassador Ms Xolelwa Mlumbi-Peter has been elected as the 2020 chair of the Council for TRIPS. Lesotho’s Mr Refiloe Litjobo will chair the Committee on Bala...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Feb 20  News
Diarise: 2020 International Women’s Day (8 March). The International Trade Centre has developed a campaign that features inspiring women entrepreneurs from across the world suppo...

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