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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...
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. ...
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,...
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 ...
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...
AU members should honour financial contributions – Namibian PM

AU members should honour financial contributions – Namibian PM

25 Jul 17  News
Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has called on all member states of the African Union (AU) to honor their assessed contributions on time and in full in accordance with the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jul 17  News
Today, in Dar es Salaam: Development cooperation between China and Tanzania: trade and investment (ESRF, China Agricultural University). Twitter updates: #TanzaniaChinaConf Starti...
The African trade revolution quietly afoot

The African trade revolution quietly afoot

17 Jul 17  News
In a tumultuous year for the global trading landscape, negotiations for a huge Africa-wide free trade area are progressing rapidly. Across the developed world, longstanding a...
Aid for Trade Global Review 2017: Sample case stories

Aid for Trade Global Review 2017: Sample case stories

14 Jul 17  News
Ahead of the Aid for Trade Global Review 2017, a monitoring and evaluation exercise was conducted to survey Aid-for-Trade results and priorities. The monitoring exercise invited th...
Boosting intra-African trade crucial to Africa’s development, says ECA’s Stephen Karingi

Boosting intra-African trade crucial to Africa’s development, says ECA’s Stephen Karingi

12 Jul 17  News
The Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 opened at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) headquarters in Geneva yesterday with the Economic Commission for Africa’s Capacity Development ...
Aid for trade in Africa: What are the strategic priorities?

Aid for trade in Africa: What are the strategic priorities?

10 Jul 17  News
Taking stock of aid for trade in Africa over the last decade, how can the targeting and delivery of this development assistance be improved to help achieve the continent’s struct...

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