Tag: Trade policy

tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

20 Nov 20  News
National Manufacturing can play a key role in South Africa’s economic recovery (Engineering News) The country’s economy is in a dire state, exacerbated by the impact of the C...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

09 Nov 20  News
National Critical shortage of building and construction materials in SA (Moneyweb) Critical shortages of building and construction materials, including cement, steel, bricks and ...
COVID-19: Trade-related news, analysis and resources

COVID-19: Trade-related news, analysis and resources

02 Nov 20  News
tralac is closely monitoring trade-related policy measures and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic adopted and implemented by African countries and beyond. Below is a selection of u...
SACUM-UK EPA and SA-US Trade Relations, including AGOA

SACUM-UK EPA and SA-US Trade Relations, including AGOA

28 Oct 20  News
Presentation by Ambassador Xavier Carim, Deputy Director General, Trade Policy, Negotiations and Cooperation Branch at the dtic, to the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Econ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

23 Oct 20  News
National Tax hikes and changes proposed for South Africa – including digital products and services (BusinessTech) South Africa is facing a significant shortfall in revenue coll...
Trade Policy Review: Zimbabwe

Trade Policy Review: Zimbabwe

01 Oct 20  News
The third review of the trade policies and practices of Zimbabwe takes place on 30 September and 2 October 2020. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a r...
DDG Wolff: Trade, global cooperation can best deliver adequate medical supplies

DDG Wolff: Trade, global cooperation can best deliver adequate medical supplies

09 Sep 20  News
International trade and cooperation among WTO members are vital to ensure sufficient supplies of medical devices during the COVID-19 crisis, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said...
COVID-19: Lessons for industrial development and policy for Africa

COVID-19: Lessons for industrial development and policy for Africa

03 Sep 20  Blog
Impact of COVID-19 The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has severely affected industries and economic fundamentals (e.g. demand, supply and production) in Africa and globally. It h...
40th SADC Summit and the anticipated key trade issues on the agenda

40th SADC Summit and the anticipated key trade issues on the agenda

14 Aug 20  Blog
The 2020 Southern African Development Community (SADC) 40th Summit of Heads of State and Government kicked off in earnest on the 10th of August 2020. The Summit is being coordinate...
Assessing Africa’s policies and institutions: Safeguarding human capital during and beyond COVID-19

Assessing Africa’s policies and institutions: Safeguarding human capital during and beyond COVID-19

14 Aug 20  News
The  Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) for Africa is an annual diagnostic tool for Sub-Saharan African countries eligible for International Developme...
Women gain key economic benefits from greater trade, study finds

Women gain key economic benefits from greater trade, study finds

31 Jul 20  News
"Pink tariffs” and other trade barriers are obstacles to better jobs, wage equality Trade increases women’s wages and helps close the wage gap between men and women while crea...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Jul 20  News
Diarise: SA and the IMF: The IMF’s executive board will meet on Monday, 27 July, to consider South Africa’s request for a Covid-19 response loan. AfCFTA negotiations ...
Trade policy can ensure inclusive prosperity in wake of COVID-19

Trade policy can ensure inclusive prosperity in wake of COVID-19

21 Jul 20  News
Trade-restrictive measures imposed by G20 governments have reached historically high levels, a trend that has only increased with the pandemic. Worldwide, supply ch...
How Should the Covid-19 Pandemic Inform Economic and Trade Policy?

How Should the Covid-19 Pandemic Inform Economic and Trade Policy?

29 Jun 20  Blog
The Covid-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on economic activity globally. The World Trade Organization estimated in April that world trade would fall by between 13 and 32% i...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

05 Jun 20  News
Buhari nominates Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria’s candidate for WTO’s DG election (Premium Times) Nigeria has nominated a former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as its can...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

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...
COVID-19 and trade in SSA: Impacts and policy response

COVID-19 and trade in SSA: Impacts and policy response

02 Jun 20  News
COVID-19 will have a severe economic impact in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trade is the Key Channel The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a public health crisis. However, measures a...
The Pandemic and its Aftermath: The Role of Trade Policy

The Pandemic and its Aftermath: The Role of Trade Policy

19 May 20  Blog
Received wisdom from a wide spectrum of commentators is that our post-COVID-19 world is going to be different from the one the virus invaded. Predictions vary considerably as to wh...
Trade, Industry and Competition on impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 on economy

Trade, Industry and Competition on impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 on economy

13 May 20  News
The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has noted with concern a series of recent comments and news articles that give the impression that the Minister of Trad...
COVID-19 in Africa – some reflections on trade matters

COVID-19 in Africa – some reflections on trade matters

04 May 20  News
Reality check Poverty, inequality and exclusion are key factors contributing to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on all African countries. Issues like fragile healthcare system...