Tag: Digital economy

Africans must explore opportunities in digital trade, says AfCFTA Chief

Africans must explore opportunities in digital trade, says AfCFTA Chief

15 Jul 20  News
Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat Wamkele Mene would like Africans to take advantage of the opportunities in digital trade because A...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jul 20  News
Diarise: 2020 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings (12-18 October) Next stages of WTO DG selection process: General Council Chair Walker announces timelines Commemoration of the first ...
Digital technologies could help Uganda’s economy recover faster

Digital technologies could help Uganda’s economy recover faster

10 Jul 20  News
Uganda’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2020 is projected to be between 0.4 and 1.7% compared to 5.6% in 2019, according to the latest edition of the Uganda Economic...
The Wild West is Dead; Long Live Data Protection

The Wild West is Dead; Long Live Data Protection

02 Jul 20  Blog
Some years ago, a major retailer in the United Kingdom was asked what happened when they introduced the Data Protection Directive of 1995 (an immense shift – almost like a sea ch...
Digital Solutions for Trade Facilitation

Digital Solutions for Trade Facilitation

01 Jul 20  Blog
Introduction Since 1947, states of the world have been working to liberalize international trade by reducing tariffs, under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and since 1...
Digitalise transport and trade procedures to ease the supply of essential goods during COVID-19 and beyond

Digitalise transport and trade procedures to ease the supply of essential goods during COVID-19 and beyond

29 Jun 20  Blog
Governments across the world have implemented measures to stem the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trade-related measures have been implemented particularly to ensure th...
WTO: African Group Statement on the Implications of COVID-19

WTO: African Group Statement on the Implications of COVID-19

26 Jun 20  News
Introduction COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis of our time – the worst global health crisis in 100 years. It threatens to disproportionately affect developing and least develo...
An Agenda for the AfCFTA Protocol on E-Commerce

An Agenda for the AfCFTA Protocol on E-Commerce

25 Jun 20  Blog
E-commerce has been included in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) through a decision of the African Union Heads of State and Government Assembly in February 2020[1] ...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

24 Jun 20  News
UNCTAD’s latest Policy Brief: Making trade agreements work for gender equality - exploring data gaps and availability SADC Council approves revised regional guidelines to ease c...
The intricacies, impact and opportunities of e-commerce for trade and development

The intricacies, impact and opportunities of e-commerce for trade and development

23 Jun 20  News
The world is increasingly going digital. This creates both opportunities and challenges, calling for changes to existing policies and adoption of new policies in many areas. Many c...
15 Member states ready to pilot the COMESA Electronic Certificate of Origin

15 Member states ready to pilot the COMESA Electronic Certificate of Origin

19 Jun 20  News
Fifteen COMESA Member States are ready to  start piloting the COMESA Electronic Certificate of Origin (eCO) System. The eCO is one of the latest tools developed under the COME...
Digitalizing sub-Saharan Africa: Hopes and hurdles

Digitalizing sub-Saharan Africa: Hopes and hurdles

17 Jun 20  News
Across sub-Saharan Africa, digital technologies are driving change – from kids learning to code outside Niger’s capital, to drones delivering medicines to remote communities in...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

08 Jun 20  News
Africa eyes the world’s top trade job — but spars over its candidate (Politico) A political heavy-hitter from Nigeria is shaking up the race to lead the World Trade Organizati...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

05 Jun 20  News
Buhari nominates Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria’s candidate for WTO’s DG election (Premium Times) Nigeria has nominated a former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as its can...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

04 Jun 20  News
Rosa Whitaker, Stephen Lande: US trade is key to driving Africa’s post-coronavirus recovery (US News) AGOA expires in 2025. Ideally it would be superseded by a US-Africa free tr...
Trade in the Digital Economy: a tralac collection

Trade in the Digital Economy: a tralac collection

01 Jun 20  Publications
At any given moment, international trade is being transacted across Africa. The supermarket buyer emails the supplier she met at a recent trade show to place a sample order. The ca...
EAC partner states adopt the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System

EAC partner states adopt the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System

01 Jun 20  News
EAC Partner States have adopted the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System that will be hosted at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The system is expect...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

27 May 20  News
The inaugural virtual meeting of the Kenya-US Free Trade Agreement Negotiations Secretariat took place today, Kenya’s CS Trade and Industry Betty Maina has announced. Ghana’s ...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

26 May 20  News
The AfCFTA Secretariat, through the AUC, invites qualified and competent applicants who are citizens of AU Member States to submit applications for the positions of: Director ...
Some reflections on Africa Day 2020, COVID-19 and the AfCFTA

Some reflections on Africa Day 2020, COVID-19 and the AfCFTA

25 May 20  Blog
We will all remember Africa Day 2020. Africa Day, which we have been celebrating on 25 May each year since the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, and...