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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 Developm...
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...
Insights on African businesses’ reactions and outlook to COVID-19

Insights on African businesses’ reactions and outlook to COVID-19

01 May 20  News
New ECA-IEC report takes stock of the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and trade The African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) ...
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15 Apr 20  Resource
Communiqué of the African Ministers of Finance Second online meeting on 31 March 2020

Communiqué of the African Ministers of Finance Second online meeting on 31 March 2020

08 Apr 20  News
Immediate call for $100 Billion support and agreement the crisis is deep and recovery will take much longer In the context of the outbreak of the coronavirus in Africa, the second...
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...
Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the African Economy

Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the African Economy

06 Apr 20  News
The COVID-19 crisis is affecting the entire world economy and that of Africa. Some key sectors of the African economy are already experiencing a slowdown as a result of the pandemi...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

03 Apr 20  News
USTR’s 2020 National Trade Estimate: extracts on commentary for South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria The Office of the United States Trade Representative has issued the 2020 National Tr...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

02 Apr 20  News
Trade events to diarise: East Africa has been impacted by COVID-19. Cross border trade has especially declined. To discuss mitigation and trade strategies, TradeMark East Afri...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

01 Apr 20  News
South Africa: February 2020 trade surplus of R14.15bn (SARS) The South African Revenue Service has released trade statistics for February 2020 which record a trade surplus of R14....

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