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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

27 Jul 22  News
Local news IMF raises South Africa’s growth outlook for 2022, but says global picture tilted to the downside (BusinessTech) The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest glo...
Are the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Trade Facilitation Programme and the Corridor Trips Monitoring System gaining traction?

Are the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Trade Facilitation Programme and the Corridor Trips Monitoring System gaining traction?

15 Jul 22  Publications
On 22 October 2008, at the Tripartite Summit, Heads of State and Government of the member states of COMESA, EAC and SADC agreed to establish the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). ...
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11 Jul 22  News
Local Key South African trade route blocked as fuel costs surge (BusinessTech) Protesters in a city in South Africa’s north east blocked roads including a key route linking the...
Entry into force of the SADC Protocol on Trade in Services: What Does it Mean for Road Transport in the region?

Entry into force of the SADC Protocol on Trade in Services: What Does it Mean for Road Transport in the region?

31 May 22  Publications
The road transport landscape in Southern African Development Community (SADC) is shaped by a combination of the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology (SADC PTC...
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20 Apr 22  News
Local news South Africa Floods Could Hurt China Trade (Voice of America) Some of the worst flooding in South Africa’s history has left more than 400 people dead and some 4...
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01 Mar 22  News
Country-related news SA gears up for 4th Investment Conference (SAnews) As South Africa prepares to host its 4th Investment Conference later this month, Minister Ebrahim Patel ha...
Review of Africa’s Road Transport Infrastructure

Review of Africa’s Road Transport Infrastructure

21 Feb 22  Publications
The implementation of the African Continental Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has the potential to contribute to achieving a key objective of the AfCFTA, by boosting intra-Africa trade. T...
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09 Feb 22  News
Country-related news Cyclone Batsirai: Exports to Madagascar on the line (Food for Mzansi) As a strategic trade partner to South Africa, Madagascar’s dealing with Cyclone Batsi...
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22 Apr 21  News
National trade and trade-related news Port of Cape Town requires urgent Presidential attention, says Maynier (Engineering News) Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Oppo...
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24 Feb 21  News
Country Focus Low-key budget for Lesotho (MENAFM.COM) FINANCE Minister Thabo Sophonea presented a low-key budget of M23.8 billion that painted a gloomy economic picture in the w...
Addressing Road Transport Regulatory Issues: An Important Step Towards Realising the Objectives of the AfCFTA

Addressing Road Transport Regulatory Issues: An Important Step Towards Realising the Objectives of the AfCFTA

21 Dec 20  Publications
Road transport plays a critical role in facilitating trade and enhancing regional integration in Africa, and it is an indispensable input to international economic cooperation and ...
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06 Oct 20  News
National ITAC Completes Investigation Into the Supply of Scrap to the Metals Industry (the dtic) The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) has completed an initial...
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05 Oct 20  News
National South Africa: Update on partial re-opening of borders (SAnews) Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has convened an inclusive meeting involving senior immigration...
South Africa’s transport routes: trade by air, maritime shipping, rail and road for January to June 2020

South Africa’s transport routes: trade by air, maritime shipping, rail and road for January to June 2020

13 Aug 20  Infographics
This collection of infographics focuses on South Africa’s trade by mode of transport from January to June 2020 – air, maritime, road and rail. Selected highlights: Ex...
ECA report urges African countries to harmonize trade and transport regulations in the fight against COVID-19

ECA report urges African countries to harmonize trade and transport regulations in the fight against COVID-19

12 Aug 20  News
The Regional Integration and Trade Division (RITD) at ECA has released a new report entitled “Facilitating Cross-Border Trade Through a Coordinated African Response to COVID-19...
Strict lockdown regulations – medical and electronic equipment flown in and cross-border road traffic reduced by two-thirds

Strict lockdown regulations – medical and electronic equipment flown in and cross-border road traffic reduced by two-thirds

14 Jul 20  Blog
South Africa’s main trading partners are China (imports of electronic components, machinery and parts and motor vehicle components; exports of ores and concentrates), Germany (im...
Digitalise transport and trade procedures to ease the supply of essential goods during COVID-19 and beyond

Digitalise transport and trade procedures to ease the supply of essential goods during COVID-19 and beyond

29 Jun 20  Blog
Governments across the world have implemented measures to stem the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trade-related measures have been implemented particularly to ensure th...
COMESA: Trade in services the biggest contributor to regional GDP: why states should cushion the sector from COVID-19 impacts

COMESA: Trade in services the biggest contributor to regional GDP: why states should cushion the sector from COVID-19 impacts

29 Jun 20  News
The services sector accounts for more than half of COMESA’s GDP and over a third of employment, outpacing manufacturing and agriculture sectors in terms of growth generation, inc...
SADC Regional Response to COVID-19: Transport and trade facilitation, climate change and the environment

SADC Regional Response to COVID-19: Transport and trade facilitation, climate change and the environment

24 Jun 20  News
The 7th Bulletin of the SADC Regional COVID-19 provides highlights of global and regional developments. The world is currently waiting for a vaccine; this report provides highligh...
UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19

UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19

12 Jun 20  News
UNCTAD and the five UN regional commissions join forces to help developing countries tackle trade and transport challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. A new joint UN project is...

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