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10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration to focus on CFTA shared gains

10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration to focus on CFTA shared gains

19 Sep 17  News
The 10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration (CRCI10) will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from October 31 to November 2, 2017, under the theme ‘Imp...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Sep 17  News
Today, in Addis: Informal meeting of AU Ministers of Trade The main objectives of the meeting are to: (i) take stock of recent developments in the negotiations at the WTO since th...
Connecting African, Chinese businesses to boost trade and investment

Connecting African, Chinese businesses to boost trade and investment

18 Sep 17  News
Through the Partnership for Investment and Growth in Africa (PIGA) project, companies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia are doing business with Chinese investors. African ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Sep 17  News
Featured @AUTradeIndustry tweet (from the ongoing BIAT conference in Tanzania): Intra-Africa Trade would double from the current level of ~$170bn per year to almost $400bn by addre...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Sep 17  News
Featured trade finance tweet, from @AUTradeIndustry: In 2014, SMEs constituted more than 80% of enterprises in Africa, but they accounted for only 28% of banks’ trade finance po...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Swaziland

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Swaziland

12 Sep 17  News
On September 1, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the Article IV consultation with the Kingdom of Swaziland. Since the 2010 fis...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Sep 17  News
Starting today, in Dar es Salaam: Tanzania oil and gas congress. A DW commentary: Gas and oil key in East African integration UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board began its 64th...
7th African Green Revolution Forum: The Abidjan Communiqué

7th African Green Revolution Forum: The Abidjan Communiqué

11 Sep 17  News
Decisions and Commitments from the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum The Seventh African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 4 to 8 Septemb...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Sep 17  News
Featured tweet, @MaureenAAchieng (IOM Ethiopia Chief of Mission and Representative to AU, UNECA, IGAD): @AUC_DPA Continental free movement in Africa is a step closer after 3 days o...
The Battle over Safeguards on Poultry Imports from the EU continues

The Battle over Safeguards on Poultry Imports from the EU continues

07 Sep 17  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate and Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher discuss the ongoing safeguard investigation into South Africa’s imposition of a safeguard duty on poult...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Sep 17  News
Featured consultancy on the SADC Trade Protocol: TOR for sugar sector study Forthcoming African trade and development events: (i) 11th Joint Consultative meeting between AUPSC, U...
Agribusinesses and African smallholders seize $1 trillion food market as meals replace minerals to restart African economic growth

Agribusinesses and African smallholders seize $1 trillion food market as meals replace minerals to restart African economic growth

06 Sep 17  News
The power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa’s economic growth from food production, as business wakes up to opportunities of a rapidly growing food market in...
AfDB wants greater focus on implementation, as African Green Revolution Forum begins in Abidjan

AfDB wants greater focus on implementation, as African Green Revolution Forum begins in Abidjan

04 Sep 17  News
“The ground is already ploughed. Together, let us now sow the seeds of hope and reap a harvest so plentiful in the years ahead” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President Ahead of t...
tralac Geek Week: 30 October – 3 November 2017

tralac Geek Week: 30 October – 3 November 2017

31 Aug 17  Event
During the week 30 October to 3 November 2017, tralac hosted a “Geek Week” at the tralac offices in Stellenbosch. This capacity building exercise, coordinated by Ron Sandrey wa...
Interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) States: Report by the WTO Secretariat

Interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) States: Report by the WTO Secretariat

31 Aug 17  News
Trade Environment The Interim Agreement establishing a Framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) States (Madagascar...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Aug 17  News
Featured infographics from tralac’s latest resource page: (i) South Africa’s trade relationship with Africa, (ii) US – Africa trade profile 2010-2016, (iii) Africa’s used c...
Hub survey quantifies time and cost spent on West African trade barriers

Hub survey quantifies time and cost spent on West African trade barriers

29 Aug 17  News
Certain administrative barriers to trade in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have been eliminated on paper for decades. But the gap between policy and reality...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Aug 17  News
Underway, in Durban: Third meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups The objective of the meeting is to continue the work that has already been undertaken since the beginning o...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Aug 17  News
Featured tweet, @UrugwiroVillage: President Kagame is now (Saturday) hosting AU Reforms meeting with President Conde, AU Chair Moussa Faki, as well as a few former African Heads of...
Communiqué of the 37th Summit of SADC of Heads of State and Government

Communiqué of the 37th Summit of SADC of Heads of State and Government

21 Aug 17  News
OR Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Pretoria, South Africa, 19th – 20th August 2017 The 37th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of Sta...

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