Tag: Digital economy

Africa trade and technology

Africa trade and technology

15 Jan 19  News
Introduction It is perceived that economic nationalism has slowed the meteoric rise of global trade. Since the Uruguay Round created the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, tr...
Economic transformation in Africa: key trends in 2019

Economic transformation in Africa: key trends in 2019

15 Jan 19  News
The global economy is slowing down The US-China trade war, global increases in sovereign debt, and weak 2018 stock market performance have all weakened prospects for economic grow...
tralac’s final Daily News Selection 2018

tralac’s final Daily News Selection 2018

18 Dec 18  News
Today in Vienna: The High-Level Forum Africa-Europe President Kagame and Chancellor Kurz decided to call for a High-Level Forum to provide a space for European and African leaders...
Cooperation with Africa on an equal footing: Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at High-Level Forum Africa-Europe

Cooperation with Africa on an equal footing: Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at High-Level Forum Africa-Europe

18 Dec 18  News
“We now have to change the way we look at Africa. We must not think exclusively of poverty, the threat of migration and a lack of respect for human rights. What is required now a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Dec 18  News
Ahead of Monday’s IMF conference, The future of work in sub-Saharan Africa, in Accra, Ghana: a podcast with Axel Schimmelpfennig AfCFTA updates from this past week’s AMOT mini...
Future of Africa e-commerce looks bright as Nairobi event ends

Future of Africa e-commerce looks bright as Nairobi event ends

14 Dec 18  News
First Africa eCommerce Week closes with UNCTAD issuing the Nairobi Manifesto on the Digital Economy and Inclusive Development in Africa. Africa’s next steps on the path to engag...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Dec 18  News
IMF’s Chart of the Week: Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth is a tale of different experiences President Trump’s new Africa strategy was unveiled today in Washington: Remarks by A...
Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa

Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa

13 Dec 18  News
A high-level session at UNCTAD’s first Africa eCommerce Week showed that the continent has the potential to scale e-commerce enterprises – but its new free trade area will be k...
Tear down barriers and African e-commerce will thrive, say CEOs

Tear down barriers and African e-commerce will thrive, say CEOs

11 Dec 18  News
Participants at UNCTAD’s Africa eCommerce Week discover that e-commerce will flourish only when governments and businesses across the continent work together. Barriers to domest...
Digital Africa must make its mark, Nairobi e-commerce event hears

Digital Africa must make its mark, Nairobi e-commerce event hears

11 Dec 18  News
UNCTAD’s Africa eCommerce Week in Nairobi, Kenya, focuses on what must be done to speed up the readiness of African countries to engage in and benefit from e-commerce. Key findi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Dec 18  News
Some keynote, Q1 2019, African trade policy discussions to diarise: Trade Policy Review for the East African Community (20, 22 March 2019, Geneva). This will be the only Afric...
ICC: Tax policy for the digital economy

ICC: Tax policy for the digital economy

04 Dec 18  News
In an era of unprecedented digital transformation, taxation of the digitalised economy is a leading topic on the global tax agenda Proposals at regional and national level have en...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Dec 18  News
African trade events to diarise: African Ministers of Trade meeting (12-13 December, Cairo); 1st SADCSTAN workshop to adopt Harmonised Transport Standards (10-14 December, South Af...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Nov 18  News
AfCFTA ratification update, @GovUganda: Today (Wednesday) the Instrument of Uganda’s ratification of the AfCFTA was officially handed over to the African Union Commission. Uganda...
ECOWAS Commission urges strengthening of cross-border trade through e-commerce

ECOWAS Commission urges strengthening of cross-border trade through e-commerce

28 Nov 18  News
The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is committed to boosting cross-border trade through e-commerce. Commissioner for Telecommunications and In...
Where to for Africa’s Silicon Valley?

Where to for Africa’s Silicon Valley?

27 Nov 18  Blog
Approximately a year ago, tralac published a working paper that overviewed South Africa’s software development industry cluster in the Western Cape Province[1]. The Western Cape ...
African countries focus on global trade prospects, challenges

African countries focus on global trade prospects, challenges

27 Nov 18  News
Trade officials and experts from Commonwealth African countries gathered in the Seychelles recently to discuss regional and global trade issues affecting their growth and developme...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Nov 18  News
AfCFTA Phase II negotiations: expert workshop concludes today in Addis (UNECA) The AfCFTA Phase II issues are investment, competition policy, and intellectual property rights. The...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Nov 18  News
Today’s trade-related event postings: Uganda’s Ministry of Trade, this morning, launched the Uganda Trade Information Portal. A related update from Rwanda. The Govern...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Nov 18  News
Regional Risks for Doing Business 2018 (WEF) Of the 34 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that we surveyed, “unemployment and underemployment” was identified as the most pressing...