Tag: Trade in services

The Relationship between Investment and Mode Three of Trade in Services – implications for the AfCFTA negotiations

The Relationship between Investment and Mode Three of Trade in Services – implications for the AfCFTA negotiations

23 Mar 21  Blog
The market for investors is an increasingly competitive one. Investors are better informed about conditions in host countries. Companies seeking to expand their global presence wil...
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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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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...
Legal principles pertaining to the powers exercised by South Africa’s energy regulator (Nersa) – what we can learn from recent court cases?

Legal principles pertaining to the powers exercised by South Africa’s energy regulator (Nersa) – what we can learn from recent court cases?

15 Oct 20  Publications
Services are vital for economic growth. The services sector is the most rapidly growing segment of the world economy. It adds significant value to manufacturing and agricultural pr...
Industrial development – the importance of services, regulation and good governance

Industrial development – the importance of services, regulation and good governance

06 Sep 20  Blog
Services, appropriate regulation and good governance are critical in industrial, and broader economic development. Services play a very significant role in Africa’s economic deve...
Brexit – Some Implications for Financial Services

Brexit – Some Implications for Financial Services

30 Jul 20  Blog
Most discussions surrounding trade tend to focus on the trade of goods. Physical items, whether primary or manufactured products, are inherently tradeable. Services, restricted as ...
COMESA: Trade in services the biggest contributor to regional GDP: why states should cushion the sector from COVID-19 impacts

COMESA: Trade in services the biggest contributor to regional GDP: why states should cushion the sector from COVID-19 impacts

29 Jun 20  News
The services sector accounts for more than half of COMESA’s GDP and over a third of employment, outpacing manufacturing and agriculture sectors in terms of growth generation, inc...
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02 Jun 20  News
COVID-19 and trade in SSA: impacts and policy response (World Bank) Measures taken to curtail the spread of COVID-19 have led to a sharp contraction of the global economy and an e...
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...
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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 ...
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06 May 20  News
AfCFTA Year Zero Report (AfroChampions Initiative) This assessment, which was completed before COVID-19 struck, showed that despite the euphoria, AfCFTA commitment and implementat...
How countries can expand access to digital financial services

How countries can expand access to digital financial services

04 May 20  News
A new World Bank report provides valuable insights for policymakers and for financial sector players seeking to expedite financial inclusion and development of digital financial se...
The South African Post Office (SAPO) versus PostNet – a setback for e-commerce in South Africa

The South African Post Office (SAPO) versus PostNet – a setback for e-commerce in South Africa

16 Apr 20  Publications
The Independent Communication Authority of South Africa’s Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) found on 26 September 2019 that retail and courier service provider, PostNet S...
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14 Apr 20  News
EAC Heads of State will convene an extraordinary virtual summit, tomorrow, to discuss the coronavirus pandemic EAC Secretariat urges partner states to prepare post COVID-19 recove...
Recovery from the Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: What Role for Trade?

Recovery from the Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: What Role for Trade?

07 Apr 20  Blog
The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on African countries will be known only after the situation is brought under control. There will be immediate shocks to livelihoods, a...
Protecting the vulnerable and excluded in the financial sector

Protecting the vulnerable and excluded in the financial sector

06 Apr 20  Blog
As the global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, it brings with it a global economic crisis. With economies only now beginning to properly recover from the glob...
Cooperation on financial services regulation under the AfCFTA

Cooperation on financial services regulation under the AfCFTA

26 Mar 20  Blog
As part of the negotiations on services under the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, parties will negotiate regulatory cooperation frameworks in priority sectors. What...
Trade in services negotiations under the AfCFTA: Q&A

Trade in services negotiations under the AfCFTA: Q&A

25 Mar 20  Publications
The Services Protocol to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement entered into force on 30 May 2019, along with the other parts of the consolidated text. However,...
ICTs Services Development and Trade: How Africa Can Benefit (2020 Update)

ICTs Services Development and Trade: How Africa Can Benefit (2020 Update)

26 Feb 20  Publications
The pace of development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has been unlike any industry development hitherto experienced. The nature of the industry is such that ...
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06 Feb 20  News
Financial Times editorial comment: West Africa needs to be prudent after CFA franc JETRO’s 2019 survey on business conditions of Japanese-affiliated firms in Africa Following T...