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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...
ILO publication: Trade and decent work: Indicator guide (2021)

ILO publication: Trade and decent work: Indicator guide (2021)

11 Jul 22  Publications
Decent work conditions and trade policies can have a great impact on a country’s economy and its workforce. For this reason, the International Labour Organization (ILO) recently ...
SADC Simplified Trade Regime: Tracing developments and implementation progress

SADC Simplified Trade Regime: Tracing developments and implementation progress

30 Jun 22  Publications
The central objectives of Southern African Development Community (SADC) include economic development and growth, poverty alleviation, enhancement of the standard and quality of lif...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

21 Jun 22  News
Local news South Africa Renews Bid to Stem Blockades on Key Trade Routes (Bloomberg) South Africa’s government has signed an agreement with trucking associations to end frequen...
Zimbabwe’s latest trade policy pronouncements: Government suspends import duties and removes import licenses on basic commodities

Zimbabwe’s latest trade policy pronouncements: Government suspends import duties and removes import licenses on basic commodities

23 May 22  Blog
Read the full blog HERE On the 17th of May 2022, the Zimbabwean government, through the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, introduced Statutory Instrument 98 of 20...
Dispute Settlement as a Trade Policy Choice

Dispute Settlement as a Trade Policy Choice

06 Oct 21  Publications
Trade policy is context specific. It is about choices and objectives pursued by a particular State acting unilaterally (the scope of which is limited in respect of reciprocal trade...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

24 May 21  News
National Trade policy seeks to build SA’s industrial capacity (IOL) The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) has released a Trade Policy Statement, which seeks ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

21 May 21  News
National DTIC trade policy statement addresses green, labour opportunities (Engineering News) The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) on May 20 issued a Trade Po...
South African government outlines bold steps to grow industrial output and support greater economic inclusion

South African government outlines bold steps to grow industrial output and support greater economic inclusion

19 May 21  News
A bold set of actions to grow industrial output and support greater economic inclusion was announced today by Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Minister Ebrahim Patel in...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

19 May 21  News
National Government Outlines Bold Steps to Grow Industrial Output and Support Greater Economic Inclusion (the dtic) A bold set of actions to grow industrial output and support gr...
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...

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