Tag: Transport

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 ...
tralac Daily News

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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...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

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...
Ten-point plan to bolster global transport, ease trade during COVID-19

Ten-point plan to bolster global transport, ease trade during COVID-19

28 Apr 20  News
UNCTAD issues an action plan to tear down barriers to trade and transport and ensure the free flow of goods, food and essential supplies. As countries adopt radical measures to br...
SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport: International Customs Day 2019

SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport: International Customs Day 2019

28 Jan 19  News
Message from World Customs Organisation (WCO) Secretary-General Kunio Mikuriya, 25 January 2019 Traditionally, to mark International Customs Day (ICD) each year, the WCO Secretari...
COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme Validation Workshop

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme Validation Workshop

12 Oct 18  News
The Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP) validation workshop for cross-border road transport agreements, model laws and regulations in Eastern and Southe...
Exports from the Southern African Development Community to the European Union by mode of transportation: implications of Brexit

Exports from the Southern African Development Community to the European Union by mode of transportation: implications of Brexit

11 Oct 18  Publications
The European Union (EU) has been a long-standing trading partner of African countries. EU member countries are some of the main destination markets for African export products, esp...
SADC urged to accelerate implementation of a single air transport market

SADC urged to accelerate implementation of a single air transport market

02 Oct 18  News
The civil aviation industry in southern Africa and the rest of the continent is projected to grow exponentially once the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) is fully implem...
Africa Needs A Continental Transport Bank

Africa Needs A Continental Transport Bank

18 Jul 18  News
Mr Prince Bagnaba Mba, President of National Forum for Equity on Tuesday suggested to African leaders to consider establishing a Maritime or Transport bank as part of their acceler...
Ministers from landlocked developing countries call for improved trade, transport and economic opportunities

Ministers from landlocked developing countries call for improved trade, transport and economic opportunities

22 May 18  News
Achieving the SDGs in Landlocked Developing Countries through Connectivity and Trade Facilitation Ministers and senior government officials from landlocked developing countries (L...
Connecting Africa: Role of transport infrastructure

Connecting Africa: Role of transport infrastructure

29 Mar 18  News
Africa, the world’s second largest and second most populous continent in the world, with a land area of 30.4 mn sq km, is a market of 1.2 billion people and an estimated GDP of U...
African Union will enhance Free Movement and Single Air Transport Market during the Extraordinary Summit on the AfCFTA in Kigali, Rwanda

African Union will enhance Free Movement and Single Air Transport Market during the Extraordinary Summit on the AfCFTA in Kigali, Rwanda

20 Mar 18  News
The Extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) held from 17-21 March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, will serve as a platform for the African Union to sign into ex...
IATA welcomes Single African Air Transport Market but says effective implementation is key

IATA welcomes Single African Air Transport Market but says effective implementation is key

29 Jan 18  News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative by the African Union (AU) to open up Africa’s...