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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:...
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...

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