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Distributed Ledger Technology – opportunities for Africa’s trade

Distributed Ledger Technology – opportunities for Africa’s trade

16 Apr 18  Publications
Many exciting developments are occurring in the distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain space in the world and in Africa. Much opportunity exists in the continent to lev...
Working Group on E-Commerce finalises the Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce

Working Group on E-Commerce finalises the Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce

16 Apr 18  News
The World Customs Organisation (WCO) Working Group on E-Commerce (WGEC) met for the 3rd time at the WCO headquarters in Brussels from 9 to 12 April 2018. This meeting brought toge...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Apr 18  News
Underway, in Windhoek: SACU Council of Ministers meeting The ministers will discuss, among others, SACU trade negotiations, including the recently launched African Continental Fre...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Apr 18  News
Profiled submissions to the STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration (12-15 April, Addis Ababa) (i) Draft report of the experts group on the refinement ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Apr 18  News
A profile, from 2016, of Botswana’s youthful, new trade minister: Ms Bogolo Kenewendo African trade policy event previews: (i) Inaugural Indonesia-Africa Forum (10-11 April, Ba...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Apr 18  News
Decisions, declarations and resolutions of the Assembly of the African Union (29-29 January): extracts (i) Declaration on internet governance and development of Africa’s di...
Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities, UNCTAD says

Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities, UNCTAD says

04 Apr 18  News
According to UNCTAD, those least prepared for the digital economy have less data on which to base policy decisions, threatening to widen the gap between the “haves” and the “...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Mar 18  News
Profiled trade and development events: Yesterday, in Kigali: 18th Executive Council Meeting of the Extraordinary Summit on AfCFTA Yesterday, in Addis: coordination meeting to pre...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Mar 18  News
Nigeria and the AfCFTA: five updates (i) Nigeria to bid for location of AfCFTA headquarters. The Federal Executive Council has resolved to bid for the location of the headquarters...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Mar 18  News
Diarise: SADC Council of Ministers to meet in Pretoria (26-27 March). Preparatory meetings start 22 March. AfCFTA commentaries: (i) ACBF’s Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie: Moving beyond...
Using digital trade for development in Africa

Using digital trade for development in Africa

14 Mar 18  News
Digital trade is rising in Africa and throughout the world. How can it be managed to deliver development outcomes? This article appraises the challenges and opportunities related t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Mar 18  News
Featured statement, WTO DG Roberto Azevêdo: “In light of recent announcements on trade policy measures, it is clear that we now see a much higher and real risk of triggering an ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Feb 18  News
The Trade Development Forum began this morning in Kampala: twitter updates @TradeMarkEastA; hashtag #TDF2018 Call for abstracts: Corruption and the challenge of economic transform...
Digitisation will overcome African trade barriers

Digitisation will overcome African trade barriers

28 Feb 18  News
Digitally integrating Africa’s higher risk trade transaction ecosystem into a global economy returning to growth offers Africa a unique opportunity to drive inclusive and sustain...
2018 Budget Speech: Restoring South Africa’s public finances on a sustainable path

2018 Budget Speech: Restoring South Africa’s public finances on a sustainable path

22 Feb 18  News
In the current economic climate, spending priorities and the sequencing of programme implementation are subject to a number of trade-offs. The focus of the 2018 Budget has solely b...
What is COMESA’s Digital Free Trade Area and should SADC have one too?

What is COMESA’s Digital Free Trade Area and should SADC have one too?

15 Feb 18  Publications
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) announced in November 2017 that its Secretariat had ‘completed the design of the digital free trade area’, and that t...
First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference concludes with the Beijing Declaration

First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference concludes with the Beijing Declaration

13 Feb 18  News
The First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference, co-hosted by the World Customs Organization and the General Administration of China Customs (GACC), concluded in Beijing, China...
G20 seeks greater collaboration with Africa

G20 seeks greater collaboration with Africa

13 Feb 18  News
“We are here to listen and learn about what you consider as relevant for Africa and the African Union at the G20,” said Ambassador Pedro Villagra Delgado, Argentina’s Sherpa ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Feb 18  News
tralac’s Weekly e-Newsletter is posted: SADC Tribunal saga continues before the South African courts Featured tweets: (i) @AdanMohamedCS: The are now 54 Japanese companies in Ke...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Feb 18  News
Niger assumes the G5 Sahel Presidency during this week’s Niamey summit Mozambique joins the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Southern African states (European C...

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