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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...
African business leaders established the African Technical Business Advisory Committee (ATBAC)

African business leaders established the African Technical Business Advisory Committee (ATBAC)

18 Sep 17  News
The African business community has continued to present the unified voice of business by putting in place the framework establishing the African Technical Business Advisory Committ...
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...
African Union BIAT Workshop on Trade Finance and Trade Information in Africa

African Union BIAT Workshop on Trade Finance and Trade Information in Africa

13 Sep 17  News
The African Union Commission, in partnership with USAID, is hosting a Workshop on Trade Finance and Trade Information in Africa in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, from ...
2017 African Prosperity Conference on Business and the Continental Free Trade Area

2017 African Prosperity Conference on Business and the Continental Free Trade Area

13 Sep 17  News
Private sector will succeed through implementation of CFTA – Ghana Trade Minister The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen has assured that the private sector ...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Sep 17  News
Profiled African trade, regional integration, infrastructure events: (i) Update on the outcome of third meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups (20 August – 1 September, Du...
Update on the outcome of the Third Meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

Update on the outcome of the Third Meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

05 Sep 17  News
Convened by the African Union Department of Trade and Industry from 20th August to 1st September, 2017, in Durban, Republic of South Africa I. Introduction From 21st August to ...
Smart industrialisation through trade in the context of Africa’s transformation

Smart industrialisation through trade in the context of Africa’s transformation

05 Sep 17  News
This brief, produced by the ODI in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, explores how the idea of using trade and trade policy to support industrialis...
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...
3rd Cycle of the CFTA Technical Working Groups

3rd Cycle of the CFTA Technical Working Groups

29 Aug 17  News
Opening remarks by Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe, Chairman of the Negotiating Forum for the Continental Free Trade Area (NF-CFTA) and Chairman of the Technical Working Group for Tr...
Outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit

Outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit

25 Aug 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discusses the key outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit, held on the theme ‘Partnering with the private sector in developing industry and regional...
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...
SADC can create a prosperous environment for citizens and especially the youth, says ECA’s Songwe

SADC can create a prosperous environment for citizens and especially the youth, says ECA’s Songwe

22 Aug 17  News
Africa cannot afford to leave its development agenda to the whims of unpredictable factors that are beyond its control, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary,...
The 3rd Continental Free Trade Area Technical Working Groups (CFTA-TWGs) meeting undertakes to move forward the CFTA process

The 3rd Continental Free Trade Area Technical Working Groups (CFTA-TWGs) meeting undertakes to move forward the CFTA process

22 Aug 17  News
The African Union Commission is organizing the third Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Technical Working Groups (CFTA-TWGs) from 21 August to 1 September 2017 in Durban. ...
US-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation (AGOA) Forum 2017: Opening statement by the AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry

US-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation (AGOA) Forum 2017: Opening statement by the AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry

17 Aug 17  News
Statement by Ambassador Albert M. Muchanga, African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry, at the opening ceremony of the 16th AGOA Forum Lomé, Togo, 8-10 August 2017 I...
Are African Trade Arrangements rediscovering Trade Remedies?

Are African Trade Arrangements rediscovering Trade Remedies?

16 Aug 17  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the growing interest in trade remedies as a tool to promote rules-based trade and integration in Africa There seems to be a renewed ...
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: ...
CFTA Negotiations – the end game

CFTA Negotiations – the end game

14 Aug 17  News
At their last summit this July, the African presidents reiterated their determination to launch the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) this year, that is, by December 2017. They di...
The final Trade Remedy Arrangement of the Tripartite Free Trade Area

The final Trade Remedy Arrangement of the Tripartite Free Trade Area

10 Aug 17  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the recent conclusion of the TFTA legal arrangements on Trade Remedies* The final legal arrangement for Trade Remedies (TRs) in the ...

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