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Tag: Digital economy

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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Experts move to bridge digital standards gaps in Africa

Experts move to bridge digital standards gaps in Africa

06 Feb 18  News
Different experts from across Africa are pushing for more standards that would see countries benefit fairly from the growth of information and communication technologies (ICTs). T...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Feb 18  News
Featured infographic, @justchad_cga: Over half of oranges traded globally are sourced from Africa – who would have thought!! Extract from latest USDA Foreign Agriculture Services...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Feb 18  News
tralac’s Weekly e-Newsletter is posted: feature articles by Prof Gerhard Erasmus and Talkmore Chidede Lighthizer’s African dream (Politico) United States Trade Representative...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Jan 18  News
Bilateral talks between Kenya and Tanzania to resolve existing non tariff barriers and enhance trade entered their 3rd day today. The Kenyan delegation is led by Dr Kiptoo while Pr...
New Global Commission to examine how emerging technologies can benefit the poorest

New Global Commission to examine how emerging technologies can benefit the poorest

26 Jan 18  News
Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launch “Pathways for Prosperity” to explore the impact of rapid technological c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jan 18  News
The Executive Council of the African Union officially opened today: download the speeches by H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat (Chairperson of the AUC) and Ms Vera Songwe (Executive Secreta...
World’s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 – UN report

World’s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 – UN report

25 Jan 18  News
The world’s least developed countries are narrowing ‘digital divide’, and with millions of people now taking advantage of smart phones and other digital devices, keeping up t...

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