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Fisheries subsidies at the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference – Deal or no deal?

Fisheries subsidies at the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference – Deal or no deal?

13 Dec 17  News
On Monday at the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference, the UNCTAD event on ‘Trade, Fisheries Subsidies and SDG14’ provided a platform for discussion to give a deeper understandi...
11th WTO Ministerial Conference – Buenos Aires: Resource box

11th WTO Ministerial Conference – Buenos Aires: Resource box

08 Dec 17  News
World Trade Organisation (WTO) members wrapped up their 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 13 December 2017, having brought together nearly 4,000 mini...
Export opportunities for South African producers under the new market access conditions in the SADC-EU EPA

Export opportunities for South African producers under the new market access conditions in the SADC-EU EPA

06 Dec 17  Blog
The new market access provisions of the SADC-EU EPA came into effect on 1 November 2016 after two conditions were met: ratification of the EPA by the SACU member states and the bil...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Dec 17  News
The African Ministers of Trade ministerial concluded over the weekend in Niamey. The UNECA has released this summary of progress towards the CFTA: “Substantial progress was made,...
COMESA Business Council hosts it’s 1st Regional Consultative and Business Linkages Forum 2017

COMESA Business Council hosts it’s 1st Regional Consultative and Business Linkages Forum 2017

04 Dec 17  News
On the 6th and 7th December 2017, various agro-industry players from the two transport corridors (North and North South) will gather in Nairobi, Kenya at the Hilton Hotel...
Application of the green economy approach will enhance the sustainability in the agricultural sector

Application of the green economy approach will enhance the sustainability in the agricultural sector

28 Nov 17  News
“Most of the grazing areas are overstocked resulting in range degradation but with the use of the green economy, there is a potential to enhance sustainability in the agricultura...
Opening markets will remove barriers to EA food security

Opening markets will remove barriers to EA food security

28 Nov 17  News
Recent food shortages in Kenya brought on by fluctuations in climate patterns resulted in the importation of tens of thousands of tonnes of maize from the international market this...
The European Union’s External Investment Plan: green light for the first five investment areas

The European Union’s External Investment Plan: green light for the first five investment areas

24 Nov 17  News
The European Commission has defined concrete areas of investments for its External Investment Plan. The new plan will mobilise €44 billion of sustainable investment for Africa an...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Nov 17  News
On the CFTA’s scope: Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe highlighted the fact that historically, the CFTA would be the largest trade agreement in terms of members and potential since the co...
WTO agriculture talks intensify as Buenos Aires Ministerial approaches

WTO agriculture talks intensify as Buenos Aires Ministerial approaches

23 Nov 17  News
As trade talks in Geneva enter the final stretch, WTO negotiators have tabled new proposals on agriculture for the Buenos Aires ministerial that begins in just over two weeks. They...
South African government meets with social partners to prepare for the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference

South African government meets with social partners to prepare for the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference

17 Nov 17  News
South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, attended the National Consultative Forum in Midrand to prepare for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 11th Ministerial ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Nov 17  News
African trade and development policy events underway in Abuja: (i) Fourth Meeting of the Technical Working Groups of the Continental Free Trade Area (6-17 November). It will ...
Agricultural production and trade: the four corners of Africa

Agricultural production and trade: the four corners of Africa

09 Nov 17  Publications
Africa is a vast and diverse continent, but one that is strongly based upon its agricultural foundations. African agriculture encompasses many systems: from the subsistence practic...
Kenya’s sugar imports rise threefold as cane harvests drop to lowest level ever in nine years

Kenya’s sugar imports rise threefold as cane harvests drop to lowest level ever in nine years

09 Nov 17  News
Kenya’s sugar imports increased by more than 300 per cent in the first nine months of this year, at a time the country’s cane production has fallen to its lowest in nine years....
The world’s food import bill is rising despite large production and robust supply

The world’s food import bill is rising despite large production and robust supply

09 Nov 17  News
FAO concerned about economic impact on poor countries While food commodity prices have been generally stable, the cost of importing food is set to rise in 2017 to USD 1.413 trilli...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Oct 17  News
AGOA Forum 2017: the report of the conference proceedings is published Underway, in Dar: 2nd phase of training on the Tariff Reform Impact Simulation Tool. [Details of an earlier ...
Trade Policy Review: Members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

Trade Policy Review: Members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

26 Oct 17  News
The first review of the trade policies and practices of the members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) takes place on 25 and 27 October 2017. The basis for the...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Zambia

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Zambia

26 Oct 17  News
On October 6, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Zambia. The near-term outlook for the Zambian...
WTO Committee on Agriculture: Preparing the ground for success at MC11

WTO Committee on Agriculture: Preparing the ground for success at MC11

25 Oct 17  News
Report by Amb. Stephen Ndũn’gũ Karau, Chair of the Agriculture negotiations, to the meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in special session, 19 October 2017 Introducti...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Oct 17  News
Today, in Arusha: EAC Development Partners Consultative Forum on the 5th EAC Development Strategy. Concept note (pdf): The overall objective is to provide existing and potenti...

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