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Global Value Chains – analysis of wine in South Africa

Global Value Chains – analysis of wine in South Africa

18 Oct 17  Publications
Today’s global economy has witnessed changes in the way production and trade occur. As new technologies are developed, globalisation and regionalisation are taking centre-stage, ...
South African poultry and the SADC-EU EPA

South African poultry and the SADC-EU EPA

18 Oct 17  Discussion
Although the South African poultry industry is important in the broader agro-processing sector (especially in terms of employment) it is facing various difficulties. Even before th...
South African citrus exports under the SADC-EU EPA

South African citrus exports under the SADC-EU EPA

18 Oct 17  Discussion
Citrus fruits are one of the most important export products for the South African economy. For 2016 citrus fruit exports (1.7 million tonnes) were South Africa’s main agricultura...
Stiglitz delivers inaugural Ndiaye Lecture, urges coordinated strategy for Africa’s economic success

Stiglitz delivers inaugural Ndiaye Lecture, urges coordinated strategy for Africa’s economic success

16 Oct 17  News
The Babacar Ndiaye Lecture Series, an international series introduced by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), debuted in Washington D.C. on Sunday, 15 October 2017 with No...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Oct 17  News
Tomorrow, in Entebbe: 25th Nile Basin Council of Ministers meeting Joseph Stiglitz will deliver the inaugural Babacar Ndiaye Lecture: From manufacturing led export growth to a 21s...
Minister Davies wants action on outstanding Doha issues

Minister Davies wants action on outstanding Doha issues

11 Oct 17  News
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says there must be outcomes on the outstanding issues of the Doha Development Agenda. Speaking at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Info...
Agriculture powering Africa’s economic transformation

Agriculture powering Africa’s economic transformation

11 Oct 17  News
The African Transformation Report 2017 sets out a bold new agenda for African development, powered by a revolution in agriculture. The report unveils a radical program of reforms ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Oct 17  News
Featured tweet, @WTODGAZEVEDO: Informal WTO ministerial gathering in Marrakesh just finished. Encouraged by the political support and focused discussions as we approach MC11. In Pr...
Commodities and the SDGs: UNCTAD Expert Meeting to discuss developments, challenges and opportunities in commodity markets

Commodities and the SDGs: UNCTAD Expert Meeting to discuss developments, challenges and opportunities in commodity markets

10 Oct 17  News
In the 15 years countries have to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the commodity sector will play a crucial role in facilitating their attainment, notably in commodity-de...
Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries

Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries

10 Oct 17  News
But sweeping transformations needed to unlock their potential to help feed and employ a younger, more crowded planet – new report Millions of young people in developing countrie...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Oct 17  News
Africa and the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference: four updates (i) Yesterday in Marrakech: Ministerial meeting of the KENSA Group (trade ministers from Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, South ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Oct 17  News
Applications are now open for tralac’s e-course: Trade in the 21st Century – legal and policy considerations for Africa. Note the closing date: 11 October 2017 tralac’s week...
E-Commerce: Some developing countries push back on idea of new WTO rules

E-Commerce: Some developing countries push back on idea of new WTO rules

02 Oct 17  News
While the profile of electronic commerce is rising in diverse international fora, some developing countries are saying they do not want to discuss a new negotiating mandate for e-c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Sep 17  News
tralac’s weekly e-Newsletter is posted. The featured commentary is by Prof Gerhard Erasmus: Is the WTO under threat? Tomorrow in Johannesburg: How to succeed in doing ...
Rwanda: Economy grows 4 percent in second quarter of 2017

Rwanda: Economy grows 4 percent in second quarter of 2017

26 Sep 17  News
The Rwandan economy grew by 4 per cent in the second quarter of 2017 largely driven by agriculture and services sector, according to the latest official figures that were released ...
Africa’s food trade

Africa’s food trade

20 Sep 17  Infographics
Population growth, rapid urbanization and changes in dietary patterns are creating fast-growing demand for agricultural products (food) in global markets and especially in developi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Sep 17  News
African statements to UNGA’s debate: updated resource page Starting today, in Mauritius: 3rd AU Customs Expert Trade Facilitation Forum. The Forum will develop a set of recommen...
WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires: What’s at stake for small, least developed and sub-Saharan African countries?

WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires: What’s at stake for small, least developed and sub-Saharan African countries?

20 Sep 17  News
The World Trade Organization (WTO) Geneva preparatory process is sine qua non for all WTO Ministerial Conferences. It has nevertheless proven challenging for small delegations, giv...
African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States’ agricultural trade and the World Trade Organization negotiations

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States’ agricultural trade and the World Trade Organization negotiations

20 Sep 17  News
The long-running World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha negotiations remain unresolved. The stumbling block in 2008 was the intransigence of the United States of America over domestic...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Sep 17  News
Events, Thursday, in New York: (i) Flagship reforms for a more effective African Union: a conversation with Rwandan President Paul Kagame (Brookings Institution); (ii) Income inequ...

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