tralac Daily News (2020-09-21)
tralac Annual Conference 2020 highlights
Africa Trade Pact Negotiators to Fast-Track E-Commerce Talks (BNN Bloomberg)
Negotiations for e-commerce and digital trade under an Africa-wide free trade pact will be fast-tracked as the coronavirus...
tralac Daily News (2020-09-18)
Minerals Council welcomes move to level 1, backs Ramaphosa’s recovery plan (Eyewitness News)
As the country prepares to move to level 1 of the lockdown, the Minerals Council South Africa on Friday said that citizens and businesses...
tralac Daily News (2020-09-17)
South Africa to ‘cautiously’ reopen borders as lockdown eases (Nation)
South Africa will reopen its borders to most countries next month, the president said Wednesday, part of a wider easing of anti-coronavirus measures announced as...
tralac Daily News (2020-09-16)
S Africa’s coronavirus loan scheme lags, hobbling govt relief package (Reuters Africa)
South Africa’s National Treasury plans no further easing of its coronavirus loan scheme criteria to stimulate uptake, it told Reuters, meaning...
tralac Daily News (2020-09-15)
Master plan starts to encourage poultry sector expansion (Engineering News)
South African poultry producers have pledged to invest R1.7-billion towards expansion and improvement of productive capacity in the country. South...
tralac Daily News (2020-09-14)
Namibia records N$3.5 billion deficit for July (New Era)
In July 2020, Namibia recorded a trade deficit of N$3.5 billion, after the country’s exports stood at N$5.9 billion and imports at N$9.4 billion. According to the Namibia...
COMESA launches Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme mobile app (2020-09-14)
The COMESA Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme (RCTG Carnet) has launched a Mobile Application designed to provide access to real-time information to Clearing and Forwarding Agents.
The Application which is accessible on Google Play Store...
tralac Daily News (2020-09-11)
A Strengthened Partnership for Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery (US Embassy in South Africa)
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation hosted the 11th Annual Bilateral Forum (ABF) on 9 and 10 September 2020 under the...
tralac Daily News (2020-09-10)
City of Cape Town eyes air cargo as new revenue stream (IOL)
The tourism industry requires innovative ways to ensure revenue is being generated by the sector, so air cargo will be taken advantage of while passenger transport remains low.The City...
tralac Daily News (2020-09-09)
South Africa’s GDP tanks 51% in the second quarter (BusinessTech)
South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) dropped by a massive 51% in the second quarter of the year, reflecting the immense damage done to the economy by the...
DDG Wolff: Trade, global cooperation can best deliver adequate medical supplies (2020-09-09)
International trade and cooperation among WTO members are vital to ensure sufficient supplies of medical devices during the COVID-19 crisis, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said on 4 September.
Speaking during a virtual Panel Presentation with...
Germany’s Marshall Plan with Africa will promote innovation and harness the potential of Africa’s youth (2020-09-09)
Germany’s Marshall Plan with Africa marks a new era of cooperation between Europe and Africa that could drive industrial development and deliver huge opportunities for the Africa’s fast-growing youth population, according to speakers at the...
Unconventional monetary policies necessary to address the impact of COVID-19 (2020-09-09)
Central Banks in the COMESA region has been implementing new policy instruments and made changes to their monetary policy frameworks in order to address low growth and increase in unemployment resulting from the negative impact of...
tralac Annual Conference 2020
Trade Governance in Africa midst a Pandemic and other Global Challenges
tralac’s 2020 Annual Conference will be a virtual event. This is one of the many consequences of COVID-19. At this occasion we’ll discuss select trade governance matters in...
Virtual roll out of East African Community Regional Electronic Cargo and DriverTracking Systems (2020-09-08)
The East Africa Community Secretariat and its Partner States will virtually launch RECDTS that will issue jointly recognised EAC COVID-19 digital certificates today, 8 September 2020.
The EAC developed the app with funding from European Union,...
tralac Daily News (2020-09-08)
Remarks by Minister Ebrahim Patel at the Global Industrial and Manufacturing Summit, Video Recording, 4 September 2020
Covid-19 caused disruptions to supply-lines of basic medicines and equipment needed to save lives, it imposed...
Public procurement is a powerful tool for sustainable development – UN report (2020-09-08)
Strategic government spending on goods and services can increase the uptake of sustainability standards in the wake of COVID-19, driving our sustainable development ambitions.
As governments respond with unprecedented spending to combat the...
BRICS Foreign Ministers discuss topical international issues (2020-09-08)
On 4 September, Mr Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, chaired a Stand-alone Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations via videoconference from Moscow.
At the event, the Ministers...
The Role of Digitalization in the Decade of Action for Africa (2020-09-08)
It is widely recognized that digitalization is one of the most powerful tools for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Africa’s Agenda 2063.
Digital applications are already driving socio-economic transformation, increasing...
tralac Daily News (2020-09-07)
Covid wave brings second quarter slide (The Mail & Guardian)
South Africans should brace themselves for a further slump in the economy, as gross domestic product (GDP) numbers for the second quarter of the year are expected to...