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The European Union’s External Investment Plan: green light for the first five investment areas

The European Union’s External Investment Plan: green light for the first five investment areas

24 Nov 17  News
The European Commission has defined concrete areas of investments for its External Investment Plan. The new plan will mobilise €44 billion of sustainable investment for Africa an...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Nov 17  News
On the CFTA’s scope: Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe highlighted the fact that historically, the CFTA would be the largest trade agreement in terms of members and potential since the co...
MC11: Draft Ministerial Decision on Electronic Commerce submitted by the African Group

MC11: Draft Ministerial Decision on Electronic Commerce submitted by the African Group

22 Nov 17  News
Communication from the African Group on the Work Programme on Electronic Commerce, submitted to the WTO General Council ahead of the upcoming 11th Ministerial Conference in Buenos ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Nov 17  News
Postponed: The EAC announced today that the 1st EAC Joint Heads of State Retreat on Health and Infrastructure, scheduled for 28-29 November in Kampala, has been postponed. Underwa...
Global finance and e-trade giants threat to African players

Global finance and e-trade giants threat to African players

16 Nov 17  News
Experts are warning that global financial and e-commerce giants will take over the African market if the continent’s players do not innovate and come up with models that address ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Nov 17  News
@AUTradeIndustry: the 1st Trade Policy Dialogue Forum kicks off at AU to promote exchange of stakeholders’ views on CFTA and private sector development Underway, in Cape Town: f...
Dubai can help Africa’s entrepreneurs leapfrog developmental challenges, experts say

Dubai can help Africa’s entrepreneurs leapfrog developmental challenges, experts say

02 Nov 17  News
African entrepreneurs see Dubai as a strategic business hub that can help fill market gaps across the continent Dubai can play a key role in supporting the development of Africa...
Dubai Chamber report explores entrepreneurs’ role in bolstering Africa-GCC economic ties

Dubai Chamber report explores entrepreneurs’ role in bolstering Africa-GCC economic ties

02 Nov 17  News
Study finds massive potential for growth and for GCC investments in Sub-Saharan Africa The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s efforts in backing small and medium enterpris...
Azevêdo: Global trading system has constructive role to play to help drive inclusivity

Azevêdo: Global trading system has constructive role to play to help drive inclusivity

31 Oct 17  News
Speaking at a Trade Dialogues conference on “Technology, Globalisation and World Trade Governance” on 30 October, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo highlighted the important ro...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Oct 17  News
tralac’s Annual Report 2016-2017 is posted. Based on a review of the 2016-2017 work programme, and feedback from our stakeholders, our priority focus areas are: Global trade gove...
COMESA Policy Organs meetings begin this week

COMESA Policy Organs meetings begin this week

24 Oct 17  News
Top ranking government officials led by Ministers from the 19 COMESA Member States will be converging in Lusaka, Zambia in the next two weeks for the annual decision-making meeting...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Oct 17  News
Digital innovation in trade finance: have we reached a tipping point? (Swift) The Boston Consulting Group published a white paper, to which SWIFT contributed, on digital innovatio...
E-Commerce elements for MC11: Communication from China

E-Commerce elements for MC11: Communication from China

20 Oct 17  News
Submission to the World Trade Organisation Committee on Trade and Development ahead of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference to be held on 10-13 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, A...
Fifth Trade Policy Review of Nigeria: Minutes of the Meeting

Fifth Trade Policy Review of Nigeria: Minutes of the Meeting

18 Oct 17  News
The fifth Trade Policy Review of Nigeria was held on 13 and 15 June 2017. The Review offered a very useful opportunity for WTO Members to deepen their understanding of the trade po...
ICA Annual Meeting 2017: Toward smart and integrated infrastructure for Africa

ICA Annual Meeting 2017: Toward smart and integrated infrastructure for Africa

17 Oct 17  News
The focus of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), which will take place in Rome, Italy on 19 and 20 October 2017, will be “Toward Smart...
The competitiveness of African economies: innovation, infrastructure, goods trade and public institutions

The competitiveness of African economies: innovation, infrastructure, goods trade and public institutions

04 Oct 17  Discussion
On 26 September, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released the annual Global Competitiveness Report for 2017/2018. The report examines the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) which me...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Oct 17  News
This week, in Abuja: Seventh meeting of the CFTA Negotiating Forum The objective of the meeting is to consider the draft texts of the CFTA Agreement and its Annexes and Appendices...
New digital era must ensure prosperity for all

New digital era must ensure prosperity for all

03 Oct 17  News
Digitalization is impacting every aspect of production and trade, from the largest corporations to the smallest traders, but there is a risk that it will lead to widening income in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Oct 17  News
Launching today, in Geneva: UNCTAD’s Information Economy Report 2017. The Report will examine how increased digitalization is influencing international trade and what the implica...
E-Commerce: Some developing countries push back on idea of new WTO rules

E-Commerce: Some developing countries push back on idea of new WTO rules

02 Oct 17  News
While the profile of electronic commerce is rising in diverse international fora, some developing countries are saying they do not want to discuss a new negotiating mandate for e-c...

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