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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Aug 18  News
South African trade updates: (i) South African farmers play chicken with Trump tariffs (Reuters). AGOA grants qualifying countries duty-free access to US markets for thousands of ...
Women, trade and financial inclusion in SADC

Women, trade and financial inclusion in SADC

30 Aug 18  Blog
Financial inclusion is linked to both economic growth and poverty alleviation. It enables people to participate in the economy, and therefore to trade. It is necessary for business...
COMESA: 98% of regional non-tariff barriers resolved

COMESA: 98% of regional non-tariff barriers resolved

20 Aug 18  News
A total of 199 out of 204 non-tariff barriers (NTBs) to regional trade that have been reported among the COMESA Member States since the establishment of the Tripartite NTB Online R...
SADC should push for industrial growth: Ramaphosa

SADC should push for industrial growth: Ramaphosa

17 Aug 18  News
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) needs to continue pushing for industrial growth and development in the region, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. With the help of t...
East Africa states seek to unlock stalemate over ATM link

East Africa states seek to unlock stalemate over ATM link

16 Aug 18  News
East Africa’s banking customers could soon gain access to cheaper ATM withdrawal charges after regional governments moved to review financial laws to enable an integrated regiona...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Aug 18  News
African freight volumes, passenger demand: IATA’s June analysis Freight trends: All regions except Africa reported a year-on-year increase in freight volumes in June 2018, but ...
COMESA Customs experts’ meeting underway in Kenya

COMESA Customs experts’ meeting underway in Kenya

14 Aug 18  News
Heads of Customs from COMESA Member States began a two-day meeting in Kenya to deliberate on the prepared reports on customs and trade facilitation matters. On the agenda of the C...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Aug 18  News
Towards an EAC Regional Intellectual Property Policy: 15 August is closing date for completion of a questionnaire to inform the policy Netpreneurs event: “Let’s make Afri...
“Let’s make Africa a digital Africa,” Jack Ma tells entrepreneurs

“Let’s make Africa a digital Africa,” Jack Ma tells entrepreneurs

08 Aug 18  News
A day-long event organized by UNCTAD and Alibaba gave young tech entrepreneurs in Africa a chance to share experiences and get inspired From Madagascar to Liberia, ...
ECA promotes use of disruptive technology to enhance financial inclusion in Africa

ECA promotes use of disruptive technology to enhance financial inclusion in Africa

08 Aug 18  News
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is collaborating with the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and Ant Financial (Ant) to promote digital financial inc...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Aug 18  News
A reminder of tomorrow’s UNCTAD forum in Johannesburg: Netrepreneurs: The rise of Africa’s Digital Lions Diarise: (i) EAC-COMESA-SADC Consultative workshop on Trade in Goods (...
COMESA region can reap US$17.5b by implementing e-trade measures

COMESA region can reap US$17.5b by implementing e-trade measures

07 Aug 18  News
The COMESA region would annually gain US$17.5 billion in intra-COMESA exports if all the member States fully implemented the digital trade facilitation reforms that involves the us...
Engaging with the international e-commerce trade agenda for structural transformation in Africa

Engaging with the international e-commerce trade agenda for structural transformation in Africa

30 Jul 18  Blog
E-commerce can be an important contributor to Africa’s structural transformation. E-commerce is not just about online shopping. E-commerce is variously defined as the purchase a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jul 18  News
Forthcoming African trade and infrastructure events:   Pre-TICAD energy sector and Africa Investment Forum seminar (2 August, Tokyo) UNCTAD's The rise of Africa's Digital Li...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jul 18  News
Underway, in Addis: IFF Working Group meeting. Operating as the technical arm of the Consortium to Stem Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, the meeting brought together 17 African...
90% of international money transfers to Rwanda via mobile phones

90% of international money transfers to Rwanda via mobile phones

18 Jul 18  News
Up to 90 per cent of international money transfers to Rwanda come through mobile wallets, a new survey indicates, highlighting the growing importance of mobile money transacti...
Speech by Secretary General of COMESA Mr Sindiso Ngwenya during the opening of the 38th COMESA Council of Ministers

Speech by Secretary General of COMESA Mr Sindiso Ngwenya during the opening of the 38th COMESA Council of Ministers

16 Jul 18  News
Address at the COMESA Summit 2018 It is a distinct honor and privilege for me to make my last address to the COMESA Council of Ministers in as the Outgoing Secretary General of th...
WCO publishes global standards on e-commerce

WCO publishes global standards on e-commerce

11 Jul 18  News
The WCO has published the Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce as adopted at the end of June 2018 by the Council, the Organization’s highest deci...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jul 18  News
Promoting the AU Reform Agenda: An Extra-ordinary AU Summit has been called for 17-18 November Released, today in Abuja: Independent analysis of the potential benefits of the AfCF...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jul 18  News
Talks between Kenya and Tanzania to resolve the non-tariff barriers affecting bilateral trade entered their second day today. For updates: @Trade_Kenya Concluding today, in Lagos:...

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