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Africa’s e-commerce readiness

Africa’s e-commerce readiness

02 Jul 18  Infographics
In July 2016, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) launched a new initiative to improve the inclusiveness of e-trade for developing countries. Entitled ‘eT...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Jun 18  News
Africa payments: Insights into African transaction flows (SWIFT) In 2013, SWIFT published the white paper “Africa Payments: Insights into African Transaction Flows”, which att...
African Union E-Commerce Conference to take place in Nairobi in July

African Union E-Commerce Conference to take place in Nairobi in July

21 Jun 18  News
Towards an African e-commerce strategy The African Union E-Commerce Conference will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from the 23-25 July 2018. The main objective of this Conferen...
How might Africa benefit from e-commerce technology?

How might Africa benefit from e-commerce technology?

19 Jun 18  Blog
World trade has entered a new mode; one that is to international trade what the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ is to traditional manufacturing. Digital tools now make it possib...
COMESA searching for solutions to transform and sustain competitive businesses

COMESA searching for solutions to transform and sustain competitive businesses

19 Jun 18  News
The COMESA-Connect Industry Dialogue set for June 21st to 22nd, in Kigali, will bring together high level technical expertise from the public and private sector to provide common s...
Forum highlights ‘inclusive trade’ for world’s poorest countries

Forum highlights ‘inclusive trade’ for world’s poorest countries

15 Jun 18  News
With a share of global trade of less than 1%, fresh ideas are needed to bring the world’s poorest countries into the international trading system. Better trade that boosts prosp...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jun 18  News
Featured tweet, @AntheVrijlandt: Frank Matsaert at Africa Summit – partnership between Europe and Africa should be about mutual trade flows. Now, for every four containers import...
EU’s Malmström: bad domestic policies also make trade unfair

EU’s Malmström: bad domestic policies also make trade unfair

05 Jun 18  News
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström says domestic policy choices, such as taxation, are just as responsible as global trade rules for determining who benefits from globalizati...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jun 18  News
Dr Donald Kaberuka: There is a time for everything – the African Continental Free Trade Area (pdf, Wilson Center) That said, the AfCFTA is not just about physical merchandise. I...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Jun 18  News
Africa, global passenger traffic data for April 2018 (IATA) African airlines’ had a 5.1% traffic increase in April. Capacity rose 4.6%, and load factor edged up 0.4 percentage p...
Africa needs to increase access to internet if digital trade is to be meaningful, says Vera Songwe

Africa needs to increase access to internet if digital trade is to be meaningful, says Vera Songwe

01 Jun 18  News
A two-day conference on “Digital Trade in Africa: Implications for Inclusion and Human Rights”, opened in Addis Ababa Thursday, with a high level panel discussion on the import...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 May 18  News
Launching tomorrow, in Accra: the inaugural edition of the African Sovereign Wealth Funds Index (conducted by Konfidants, in partnership with the AfroChampions Initiative and PG an...
Creating a better global trade system

Creating a better global trade system

31 May 18  News
Recent news on global trade has tended to focus on protectionist measures and diplomatic tensions. These challenges have raised concerns over growth and jobs across the world. Yet...
The Rising Potential of e-Commerce for Trade and Development in Africa

The Rising Potential of e-Commerce for Trade and Development in Africa

30 May 18  Publications
The world economy has changed at a faster pace in the last thirty years than at any time in history. The mid-1990s brought on the so-called ‘information age’ and the age of the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 May 18  News
AfCFTA presentations by ATPC’s David Luke to recent Canada-Africa Chamber of Business events (Toronto, Ottawa) (i) What the African Continental Free Trade Area means for Africa ...
Mauritius Declaration on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism

Mauritius Declaration on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism

29 May 18  News
Tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world that is fueling growth, creating jobs, opening up business opportunities for SMEs and providing pathways out ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 May 18  News
African Development Bank (AfDB) updates, from Busan: Annual Report 2017, Annual Development Effectiveness Reviews 2018, Annual Meetings documentation A reminder: Meetings of senio...
Report warns Africa on perils of deals with tech behemoths

Report warns Africa on perils of deals with tech behemoths

24 May 18  News
Kenya’s decision to pull out of a new free trade pact with China after it decided the deal was too one-sided last week, is illustrative of the problems African nations face in th...
Digital trade in Africa: Implications for inclusion and human rights

Digital trade in Africa: Implications for inclusion and human rights

24 May 18  News
The ATPC, OHCHR and FES Geneva initiated a partnership to analyse the human rights implications of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The final joint report “The C...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 May 18  News
Featured AfDB policy document: Industrialize Africa – strategies, policies, institutions & financing Extract from the introductory remarks, by Joe Stiglitz: In the developi...

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