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Commonwealth African Regional Trade Consultation held in Mauritius

Commonwealth African Regional Trade Consultation held in Mauritius

31 May 17  News
Amid an unprecedented global trade slowdown, African policymakers, negotiators and trade analysts met 25-26 May 2017 in Mauritius to discuss priorities for reviving world trade and...
Visa launches 4th edition of Africa Integration Index

Visa launches 4th edition of Africa Integration Index

08 May 17  News
Visa has launched the 4th edition of its Africa Integration Index that measures the degree of economic integration with key trade corridors of sub-Saharan Africa. Launched at the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Apr 17  News
World Economic Forum on Africa: Achieving inclusive growth (3-5 May, Durban). Profiled points for discussion (pdf): Connecting markets, Revitalizing manufacturing, Integrating inno...
DG Azevêdo: E-commerce can help to improve livelihoods and boost development

DG Azevêdo: E-commerce can help to improve livelihoods and boost development

26 Apr 17  News
Speaking at the first Ministerial Meeting of the “Friends of E-Commerce for Development” on 25 April, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said that many members want to set a pat...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Apr 17  News
Today, in London: International Development Committee hearing on Forced displacement and food crises in Central and East Africa Next week, in Nairobi: the Asian African Legal Co...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Apr 17  News
This week’s tralac Newsletter: Where do African countries stand in various aspects of the Digital Economy? High-level meeting on the future of e-commerce in developing countries...
Where do African Countries stand in various aspects of the Digital Economy?

Where do African Countries stand in various aspects of the Digital Economy?

12 Apr 17  Discussion
Tarik Oguz, tralac Research Advisor – ICT, discusses the growing influence of the digital economy in Africa and across the globe Digital Economy is fast becoming “Th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Mar 17  News
Underway, in Cotonou: a ECONEC / ECOWAS workshop evaluating 10 years’ experience of electoral assistance in West Africa Later this week, in Arusha, the EAC Council of ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Mar 17  News
The Africa Development Week opens in Dakar with a clarion call for policies that cater for youth Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Sierra Leone: Youths get network for sub-regional trade ...
WTO members review further proposals to ease global trade in services

WTO members review further proposals to ease global trade in services

24 Mar 17  News
WTO members discussed five new or enhanced proposals to advance services negotiations at meetings of the Working Party on Domestic Regulation and the Services Council on 14-17 Marc...
Investment facilitation, e-commerce to top BRICS meet agenda

Investment facilitation, e-commerce to top BRICS meet agenda

15 Mar 17  News
Single window for trade facilitation to be taken up BRICS nations will soon consider a proposal to frame ‘guiding principles’ for investment policymaking to boost investment...
Building trust and confidence for a successful digital economic era

Building trust and confidence for a successful digital economic era

15 Mar 17  News
With more than half the world expected to have Internet access in just three years, the rise of e-commerce poses challenges to countries where regulatory regimes do not provide rob...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Mar 17  News
The AERC Senior Policy Seminar XIX, on the theme of Industrialization in Africa (pdf), ends today in Abidjan. Today’s sessions cover regional industrialisation in Africa, financi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Mar 17  News
tralac’s Weekly Newsletter is posted. Starting on Monday:  African Alliance for E-Commerce meets in Nairobi (The Herald): Delegates from more than 18 A...
Kenya set to host key African conference on e-commerce

Kenya set to host key African conference on e-commerce

10 Mar 17  News
Delegates from more than 18 African countries are due to meet in Nairobi from Monday to review Africa’s progress on implementation of Single Window System, an online cargo cleari...
WTO Members debate intellectual property and e-commerce, innovation and access to medicines

WTO Members debate intellectual property and e-commerce, innovation and access to medicines

08 Mar 17  News
The intellectual property (IP) aspects of electronic commerce, access to medicines, and the role of IP in promoting the participation of small businesses in trade were discussed by...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Feb 17  News
CFTA negotiations update, @CK_Knebel: H.E. Acyl @AUTradeIndustry opens CFTA workshop on tariff modalities & thanks @UNCTAD for support & highlights proposed joint work on N...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Feb 17  News
Diarise: launch of the Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Africa 2016 (23 February, Freetown) ECA statutory documents, prepared for the Conference of Ministers 20...
Cross-border e-commerce is one of the fastest growth opportunities in retail, according to DHL report

Cross-border e-commerce is one of the fastest growth opportunities in retail, according to DHL report

20 Feb 17  News
Cross-border online retail predicted to grow at twice the rate of domestic e-commerce (CAGR: 25%) until 2020; retailers can grow 60% faster with a premium service offering DHL Exp...
Technology and innovation

Technology and innovation

04 Jan 17  Themes
Innovation and new technologies are key drivers of economic growth in today’s globalised economy. Promoting innovation has thus become a critical regional and national policy obj...

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