Tag: Commodities

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19 Nov 20  News
National Closing address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the third South Africa Investment Conference (The Presidency) It has been a gathering filled with promise and optimism. I...
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22 Jul 20  News
Diarise: 27 July. Leading the way: How Africa is establishing a 21st century trade agenda This event will introduce the new World Bank Group report: The African Continental Free T...
COVID-19 triggers marked decline in global trade, new data shows

COVID-19 triggers marked decline in global trade, new data shows

13 May 20  News
The coronavirus pandemic led to a 3% drop in global trade values in the first quarter of 2020. The downturn is expected to accelerate in the second quarter, according to UNCTAD for...
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11 May 20  News
Trade impacts of LDC graduation (WTO) There are currently 47 LDCs, of which 12 are at different stages of the graduation process. Of these LDCs, seven are WTO members (Angola, Ban...
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07 May 20  News
A reminder that the Joint Bureau of the African Union Ministers of Trade and the Council of Ministers of the AfCFTA took place this afternoon AfCFTA Secretariat SG Wamkele Mene: ...
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22 Apr 20  News
Erastus Mwencha, Tom Pengelly: The UK must do all it can to keep trade out of Africa flowing (tralac, The Telegraph) Covid-19 has now spread to all corners of Africa and, as the r...
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22 Oct 19  News
Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2019 (World Bank) Four countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are among the top ten reformers worldwide promoting favorable regulations for farmers i...
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11 Oct 19  News
Commonwealth trade ministerial: Reform WTO and resist protectionism Following a meeting in London, ministers from the 53 Commonwealth member countries declared their collective su...
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10 Sep 19  News
Rethinking the International Trade Architecture: address by WTO’s DDG Alan Wolff at the Institute for International Trade, Adelaide The topic of our conference is “Rethinking ...
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16 May 19  News
Djibouti-Addis Ababa-Juba-Kampala Corridor: IGAD wraps up development studies The Executive Secretary of IGAD, Amb Mahboub Maalim, along with the Director for Transport, Infrastru...
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24 Apr 19  News
On hosting the AfCFTA Secretariat: Eswatini walking tightrope to become Africa’s trade hub (Yenisfak) At a breakfast meeting with the local business community, prime minister Am...
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17 Apr 19  News
Posted, by the AU: The decisions, declarations, resolution and motions from the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union (February, Addis Ababa). Decisions include: ...
Commodity-dependent countries urged to diversify exports

Commodity-dependent countries urged to diversify exports

16 Apr 19  News
Experts discuss recent trends in global commodity markets and explore how commodity-dependent developing countries could achieve inclusive growth. Developing countries that depend...
Export Diversification in Africa and Sustainable Growth

Export Diversification in Africa and Sustainable Growth

07 Mar 19  Publications
Long-term growth is a necessary condition for developing countries to achieve developmental goals; however, being export-dependent for growth, this suggests that they need to devel...
South Africa: a 2018 trade and investment profile

South Africa: a 2018 trade and investment profile

01 Mar 19  Publications
This brief and accompanying infographics provide an update on merchandise trade, services and investment in South Africa for 2018. Specific product sectors examined include agricul...
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25 Jan 19  News
Events listing, Part I Profiled African trade and development events, starting Monday, for your events calendar: TFTA Technical Committee on Legal Affairs (28-29 January, Nairobi...
The production and export profiles of oil and mineral products from Africa

The production and export profiles of oil and mineral products from Africa

30 Nov 18  Publications
It is well known and generally accepted that Africa is heavily reliant on the export of fuels and minerals. The objective of this paper is to examine just how dependent the contine...
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18 Oct 18  News
A new tralac Trade Brief: Intra-African trade – focusing on trade within Regional Economic Communities This paper gives an overview of the trade within the eight RECs recognised...
Ethiopia, Burundi can do more to gain from coffee niche markets

Ethiopia, Burundi can do more to gain from coffee niche markets

18 Oct 18  News
New edition of UNCTAD Commodities at a Glance series focuses on constraints and opportunities for coffee growers in East Africa, with special emphasis on the sustainability of supp...
Rwanda’s agricultural exports grow by 44% to over Rwf447b

Rwanda’s agricultural exports grow by 44% to over Rwf447b

21 Sep 18  News
Rwanda’s agricultural exports generated over $515.9 million (over Rwf447 billion) in a period of one year from July 2017 to June 2018, representing an increase of 44.73 per ...