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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Dec 17  News
Featured tweets: @AUC_MoussaFaki: #SDGsAfricaRoundtable: Leadership in Africa must speak, act local to galvanise intra-African trade, stronger political commitment to address the ...
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 ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Dec 17  News
China’s double-digit trade jump pairs global and domestic demand (Bloomberg) China’s trade engine remained in high gear with a surprise export surge accompanied by further acc...
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

22 Nov 17  News
African Group perspective on MC11: draft Ministerial Decision on electronic commerce The AfDB posts a series of EOIs for the Tripartite Capacity Building Programme: Programme coor...
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

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...
Community groups call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

Community groups call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

09 Oct 17  News
Today, Trade Ministers from only 35 countries will attend a “mini-Ministerial” in Morocco which is intended to solidify the agenda for the upcoming 11th Ministerial Confer...
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...
Bringing the CFTA about: Key factors for success

Bringing the CFTA about: Key factors for success

21 Sep 17  News
How can African negotiators and policymakers ensure that the CFTA will be successful? With the imminent release of the latest edition in the Assessing Regional Integration in Afric...
Western and Central Africa region moves ahead on digital customs and e-commerce

Western and Central Africa region moves ahead on digital customs and e-commerce

30 Aug 17  News
The World Customs Organisation (WCO) with support from the Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF) Japan and Burkina Faso Customs Administration organized a Regional Workshop on Digital Cus...
7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers: Annexes to the Joint Statement

7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers: Annexes to the Joint Statement

23 Aug 17  News
The 7th meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers under the Chinese presidency was held in Shanghai on 1-2 August 2017. The Ministers reviewed the progress made in BRICS economic, trad...
7th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Statement

7th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Statement

23 Aug 17  News
The seventh meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Trade was held in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, on the 1-2 August 2017. The establishment of the BRICS e-port network, e-co...
Protectionism threat to global trade: BRICS

Protectionism threat to global trade: BRICS

02 Aug 17  News
Trade ministers from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) discussed trade facilitation, economic and technological cooperation, and the multilateral trade syst...
Jack Ma’s team of Chinese billionaires arrives in Kenya to hunt for deals

Jack Ma’s team of Chinese billionaires arrives in Kenya to hunt for deals

20 Jul 17  News
Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, jetted into Nairobi Wednesday evening, starting a packed two-day visit that peaks with a public ...
Faster, better and together: the road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa

Faster, better and together: the road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa

12 Jul 17  News
“Small is beautiful, small is powerful”. This is the creed embedded in the foundation of a global e-commerce giant: Alibaba. But the creed does not only define the genesis of a...

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