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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jul 20  News
The 10th BRICS Trade Ministers Meeting takes place today. On the agenda: responses to the corona virus outbreak, the strategy for BRICS Economic Partnership 2025, the Multilateral ...
EAC Partner States adopt import duty measures to boost local production amidst COVID-19 pandemic

EAC Partner States adopt import duty measures to boost local production amidst COVID-19 pandemic

23 Jul 20  News
EAC Partner States, i.e. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, have adopted various measures on EAC Common External Tariff (CET) with the aim of boosting local production in...
South Africa’s policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic

South Africa’s policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic

03 Jul 20  News
Since midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020, South Africa has been in lockdown. President Cyril Ramaphosa first addressed the nation on COVID-19 on 15 March, declaring a national st...
Use of Electronic Certificates of Origin now and beyond COVID-19 in intra-African Trade

Use of Electronic Certificates of Origin now and beyond COVID-19 in intra-African Trade

29 Jun 20  Blog
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, it continues to restrain free movement of people, goods and services across African borders to unprecedented levels. Countries find themselves co...
Trade Barriers Report: EU continues to open up markets outside Europe in midst of rising protectionism

Trade Barriers Report: EU continues to open up markets outside Europe in midst of rising protectionism

19 Jun 20  News
Thanks to the European Union's successful intervention, European companies generated €8 billion in additional exports in 2019. The high number of new restrictions that hinder EU ...
15 Member states ready to pilot the COMESA Electronic Certificate of Origin

15 Member states ready to pilot the COMESA Electronic Certificate of Origin

19 Jun 20  News
Fifteen COMESA Member States are ready to  start piloting the COMESA Electronic Certificate of Origin (eCO) System. The eCO is one of the latest tools developed under the COME...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

18 Jun 20  News
Mainstreaming gender in key e-commerce policy areas: possible lessons for AfCFTA (CUTS) In particular, the study aims to: (i) outline key policy areas for the promotion of e-comme...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

03 Jun 20  News
The AfDB has posted its North Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2020-2026 The North Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP-NA) 2020-2026 has been designed to su...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

28 May 20  News
Happening tomorrow: The SADC Council of Ministers meets. They will review the regional guidelines for the harmonisation and facilitation of movement of critical goods and serv...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

27 May 20  News
The inaugural virtual meeting of the Kenya-US Free Trade Agreement Negotiations Secretariat took place today, Kenya’s CS Trade and Industry Betty Maina has announced. Ghana’s ...
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 ...
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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...

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