Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Thousands strike in Myanmar following military coup. South Africa halt rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine over concerns about new strain. Oil prices return to pre-pandemic levels.
In contrast to the stance taken under the Trump administration, the US trade representative’s office has expressed support for Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
The Virtual World Trade Symposium 2021 got started today. Hosting a wide range of global experts, here are some of the top insights.
The impact of AfCFTA will not just be economic. The free trade agreement will bring long term social and environmental change for the continent.
Contour announces a partnership with TradeSun, to simplify the handling and authentication of paper-based documents into R3 Corda.
Ian Sayers, ITCs Senior Adviser for Access to Financing takes a closer look and explains how they may support ITCs work to improve conditions for the continent’s MSMEs.
The Business Plan outlined new objectives that will allow UKEF to adapt its support for SMEs, help businesses across all the regions of the UK, access UKEF products, and focus its activity on sectors and countries.
TFG heard from BACB’s Jeff Fallon, arguing that deeper Africa-Europe integration will be challenging in the new environment – here’s why.
Debtor Finance is a simple, viable alternative to consider for relatively quick access to working capital funding.
Correspondent Banking should in the future reinvent itself to accompany to be an ideal companion to technical assistance and be a key milestone potential ahead for the Africa market.
The pandemic can be an opportunity for TFTA Member States to weaponise cooperation not only for fighting against COVID-19, but also to achieve deeper integration which in the long run will boost intra-Tripartite trade.
If we could picture the TIR system being implemented in the post-Covid era, it will be a step way forward in going paperless, reducing trade barriers, as well as adding value to existing transit transportation systems.
From the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement to MANSA, TFG heard from Afreximbank on how they are addressing the challenges around African trade