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COVID-19: Trade and related measures and responses in Africa

COVID-19: Trade and related measures and responses in Africa

25 May 20  Publications
Most, if not all, African governments have implemented several trade-related responses and measures during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The aims of the measures are to faci...
South Africa’s redesignation as a ‘developed country’ in United States trade remedies legislation and investigations: possible impacts and consequences

South Africa’s redesignation as a ‘developed country’ in United States trade remedies legislation and investigations: possible impacts and consequences

18 May 20  Publications
In recent weeks and months, numerous media headlines and associated articles have focused on the United States-South Africa trade relationship, some going as far as proclaiming tha...
Covid-19 and export restrictions: The limits of international trade law and lessons for the AfCFTA

Covid-19 and export restrictions: The limits of international trade law and lessons for the AfCFTA

14 May 20  News
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) today released a Policy Brief which provides a preliminary analysis, from an African perspective, of the limits of international ...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

14 May 20  News
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo plans to depart: The WTO will make an announcement Thursday about its Director-General Roberto Azevedo, a spokesman said, following reports he ...
Governance in abnormal times – dealing with COVID-19: A regional perspective from South Africa

Governance in abnormal times – dealing with COVID-19: A regional perspective from South Africa

13 May 20  Publications
It is too early to know the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This virus arrived unexpectedly, has spread across the globe in a short time, and is disrupting national health se...
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...
South Africa’s new status as a ‘developed country’ for purposes of United States’ subsidies and countervailing duty investigations

South Africa’s new status as a ‘developed country’ for purposes of United States’ subsidies and countervailing duty investigations

04 May 20  Blog
Earlier this year, on 10 February 2020, the United States announced changes to the way in which it would conduct aspects of its trade remedy investigations, including that South Af...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

30 Apr 20  News
African leaders mull 2021 as AfCTA’s new take-off date (This Day) The Secretary-General of the AfCFTA Secretariat, Mr Wamkele Mene, spoke during a webinar on the “Political ec...
SADC Regional Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

SADC Regional Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

30 Apr 20  News
SADC regional Response to COVID-19: Bulletin No. 3 This report provides the global, continental and regional situation of COVID-19. On the global perspective, the report provides ...
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...
COVID-19 Trade and trade-related measures in Africa

COVID-19 Trade and trade-related measures in Africa

27 Apr 20  News
Country Policy Tracker tralac is monitoring trade-related policy responses to the Coronavirus global pandemic. Below is a list of COVID-19 trade and trade-related measures be...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

23 Apr 20  News
Diarise: UNCTAD’s eWeek (27 April - 1 May) The programme features two high-level dialogues, one donor roundtable; and a set of webinars to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic is i...
WTO report finds growing number of export restrictions in response to COVID-19 crisis

WTO report finds growing number of export restrictions in response to COVID-19 crisis

23 Apr 20  News
Eighty countries and customs territories so far have introduced export prohibitions or restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by the WTO Secre...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

21 Apr 20  News
Tomorrow: President Ramaphosa engages African business leaders on the impact of COVID19 Members of the AU Bureau, other invited Heads of State and/or Government, the African Centr...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

20 Apr 20  News
The G20’s action on debt is an important first step; now for the hard part (The Africa Report) A commentary by Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly, Donald Kaberuka, Louise Mushikiwabo, ...
EAC Secretariat urges Partner States to prepare economic recovery plans for the time after COVID-19

EAC Secretariat urges Partner States to prepare economic recovery plans for the time after COVID-19

15 Apr 20  News
The COVID-19 global pandemic is not only a major health crisis that challenges health systems across the globe. It has far reaching ramifications on economies worldwide. The medium...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

07 Apr 20  News
Diarise: International Organisation of Employers digital conference, tomorrow, on the impact of COVID-19 on global trade, supply chains and employment The IMF will releas...
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...
Informal Cross Border Trade in Africa in a Time of Pandemic

Informal Cross Border Trade in Africa in a Time of Pandemic

07 Apr 20  Blog
Informal cross-border trade (ICBT) forms a significant part of intra Sub-Saharan African (SSA) trade. It contributes income, provides jobs and empowers women in some of the most fr...
COVID-19 and the legal Measures employed to deal with the Crisis

COVID-19 and the legal Measures employed to deal with the Crisis

06 Apr 20  Publications
People and businesses around the world are being affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. What began as a health crisis, is now also a global economic crisis. What legal pr...

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