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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 ...
Botswana hosts 2017 African Caucus

Botswana hosts 2017 African Caucus

04 Aug 17  News
Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and delegates from countries on the African continent met here in Gaborone on Thursday for the 201...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Aug 17  News
In Addis, today: Ms Vera Songwe assumes office as the new UNECA Executive Secretary From the tralac e-Newsletter: Call for papers for the Monitoring Regional Integration in S...
BFAP Baseline: Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026

BFAP Baseline: Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026

03 Aug 17  News
The 2017 edition of the BFAP South African Baseline presents an outlook of agricultural production, consumption, prices and trade in South Africa for the period 2017 to 2026 and re...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Jul 17  News
The Continental Free Trade Area in Africa: a human rights perspective (pdf) This human rights impact assessment, like others, advocates for the prioritization of concerns of all m...
Members issue joint call for safeguarding the WTO-based global trading system

Members issue joint call for safeguarding the WTO-based global trading system

27 Jul 17  News
Azevêdo reports on status of negotiations; stresses continued importance of transparency In a gathering of all WTO members on 25 July, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo called fo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jul 17  News
Concluding today, in Addis: AU Specialized Technical Committee on Transport, Trans-Regional and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism Next week, in Shanghai: BRICS trad...
Overview of South Africa’s wine opportunities under the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

Overview of South Africa’s wine opportunities under the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

26 Jul 17  Discussion
South African wine production and trade with the European Union The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (June 2017) ranks South Africa seventh among the largest wine-produ...
WTO’s negotiating Committee on Agriculture holds special session

WTO’s negotiating Committee on Agriculture holds special session

26 Jul 17  News
New proposals in agriculture talks form “tangible steps” forward WTO members welcomed, at an informal agriculture negotiating session on 19 July, a recent surge of proposals a...
Innovation, diversification and inclusive development in Africa

Innovation, diversification and inclusive development in Africa

20 Jul 17  News
A key guiding principle of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals is to “leave no one behind”. Bringing this vision to fruition will require eradication of poverty, fa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jul 17  News
East African Community legal notice: assorted Customs Union notices, related decisions (pdf, 30 June) East African Business Council: Annual Report 2016/2017 During the past year,...
East and Southern Africa to develop trade database

East and Southern Africa to develop trade database

19 Jul 17  News
Inadequate access to trade data has hindered free flow of goods and services in fields such as agriculture and health among countries in East and Southern African, experts say. Ho...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Madagascar

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Madagascar

19 Jul 17  News
On June 28, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the first review of Madagascar’s economic performance under a program supported by an Ext...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jul 17  News
From last week’s Kenya National Trade Week: the six trade policy documents (i) The National Trade Policy: Transforming Kenya into a competitive export-led and efficient domestic...
Kanimba calls on Africa to renew efforts to protect its agric sector

Kanimba calls on Africa to renew efforts to protect its agric sector

18 Jul 17  News
It is high time African countries embarked on special safeguard measures (SSMs) to protect the continent’s agriculture sector, François Kanimba, the Minister for Trade, Industry...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jul 17  News
Reminder: Today’s out-of-cycle hearing on AGOA eligibility for Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania Commentary by Fredrick Kamusiime: The Review of AGOA Eligibility Status fo...
OECD and FAO see slower growth in demand keeping world food prices low

OECD and FAO see slower growth in demand keeping world food prices low

11 Jul 17  News
Vegetable oils, sugar and dairy products are expected to be main provider of additional calories over next decade Global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the...

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