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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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Jan 18  News
What to look forward to, policy-wise, at the January 2018 AU Summit – which started today: a series of tweets by AUC Deputy Chairperson @AU_KwesiQuartey Call for applications: C...
COMESA holds first Digital FTA workshop

COMESA holds first Digital FTA workshop

22 Jan 18  News
Sixteen COMESA Member States have participated in a two-day workshop on the Digital Free Trade Area (DFTA) in which they agreed that the concept is about empowering traders to do c...
Africa and the WTO’s E-Commerce Agenda

Africa and the WTO’s E-Commerce Agenda

19 Jan 18  Blog
The growth in telecommunications capability across the world has made trade possible through electronic means (cross-border e-commerce). Research from eMarketer shows that global e...
Africa’s first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018

Africa’s first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018

08 Jan 18  News
Businesses within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) could save up to $450 million in clearance documentation once the bloc adopts blockchain technology for...
Global e-commerce policy work to continue despite no deal at WTO’s MC11 meeting

Global e-commerce policy work to continue despite no deal at WTO’s MC11 meeting

15 Dec 17  News
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi says talk of inclusive e-commerce and development must go beyond words if developing countries are to reap the benefits. Hopes that Wo...
WTO, World Economic Forum and eWTP launch joint public-private dialogue to open up e-commerce for small business

WTO, World Economic Forum and eWTP launch joint public-private dialogue to open up e-commerce for small business

12 Dec 17  News
A new initiative designed to drive public-private dialogue on e-commerce was launched on Monday, 11 December 2017 by the World Trade Organization, the World Economic Forum and the ...
International customs community adopts the Luxor Resolution on cross-border e-commerce and issues a communiqué to the WTO MC11

International customs community adopts the Luxor Resolution on cross-border e-commerce and issues a communiqué to the WTO MC11

08 Dec 17  News
The WCO Policy Commission (PC) has seized the momentum garnered in the domain of electronic commerce and has unanimously adopted the Luxor Resolution at its meeting held this week ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Dec 17  News
Anthony Carroll: Forging a new era in US-South African relations (Africa Center, Atlantic Council) This report assesses the potential role of the US in assuring South Africa’s p...
Europe and Africa are in business! Investing in opportunities at 6th EABF

Europe and Africa are in business! Investing in opportunities at 6th EABF

29 Nov 17  News
Business leaders, investors, innovative start-ups and young and women entrepreneurs from Africa and Europe met at the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum that took place in Abidjan, Côte...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Nov 17  News
Featured tweet, Kenya School Of Revenue: Africa is far from integration when Kenya imports Zambian copper from China and Nigeria imports Kenyan coffee from London. We need to build...
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...

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