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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...
GI protection: are components of a compound GI name covered?

GI protection: are components of a compound GI name covered?

16 Aug 17  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses the need for clarification on mutually agreed provisions concerning the use of geographical indications in trade agreements The pro...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Aug 17  News
Profiled tweet, @jattamensah: In Addis on 9/8/17, @_AfricanUnion finance ministers agreed to meet financing targets set in 2015 by 2020 Finance Ministers of the AU Member States: ...
Think Tank Meeting on Intra-Regional Fish Trade in Africa: Communiqué

Think Tank Meeting on Intra-Regional Fish Trade in Africa: Communiqué

14 Aug 17  News
From 2nd to 4th August 2017, the beautiful city of Abuja in the Federal Republic of Nigeria hosted a Think Tank Meeting on Intra-regional Fish Trade in Africa in the cont...
2017 African Caucus Meeting of Governors of the IMF and World Bank Group: Gaborone Declaration

2017 African Caucus Meeting of Governors of the IMF and World Bank Group: Gaborone Declaration

08 Aug 17  News
Having met in Gaborone, the Republic of Botswana, at our 2017 African Caucus Meeting on August 3-4, hosted and chaired by Honourable Ontefetse Kenneth Matambo, Minister of Finance ...

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