Tag: E-Commerce

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Sep 19  News
The Third Ordinary Session of the AU’s STC on Communication and ICT starts in Addis Ababa on Monday. Profiled event document: The draft digital transformation strategy for Africa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Sep 19  News
WEF Africa 2019 starts tomorrow in Cape Town: more than 50 head of states set to attend. Access the programme here. A: Profiled WEF Africa commentaries Oxfam’s Winnie Byan...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Aug 19  News
Next month, UNU-WIDER, in partnership with the Brookings Institution, launches its inaugural Massive Open Online Course: Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa An intervie...
Workshop on e-commerce, trade and the digital economy – Cape Town, 26-27 June 2019

Workshop on e-commerce, trade and the digital economy – Cape Town, 26-27 June 2019

09 Jul 19  Event
tralac, with the financial support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, hosted a policy workshop on e-commerce, trade and the digital economy. The overarching...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Jul 19  News
Underway, in Niamey: 9th Session of African Ministers of Trade in preparation for the Extra-Ordinary Summit scheduled for 7 July. The summit will also be preceded by the Civil Soci...
Africa’s output grew by 3.4% in 2018, Afreximbank’s African Trade Report 2019 shows

Africa’s output grew by 3.4% in 2018, Afreximbank’s African Trade Report 2019 shows

01 Jul 19  News
Africa’s output grew by 3.4 per cent between 2017 and 2018 despite the slowdown in global growth during that period, a new report by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) ...
Africa in the Digital Economy: Update

Africa in the Digital Economy: Update

11 Jun 19  Publications
The digital economy is now the economy. This refers to the permeation of digital technologies into practically all spheres of business, finance, trade, education and government. Wh...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 May 19  News
New commentaries on the AfCFTA: tralac’s Gerhard Erasmus: The institutional design of the AfCFTA. Why do international trade arrangements have their own institutions? What ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 May 19  News
2019 Draft Joint OECD/WTO Aid for Trade at a Glance: OECD posts the abstracts for the nine chapters (pdf) This seventh edition of the Aid for Trade at a Glance publication seeks t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Apr 19  News
The World Bank-IMF 2019 Spring Meetings open today in Washington UNCTAD’s Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on Competition Law and Policy takes place today in Geneva UNCTAD’s eComm...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Apr 19  News
tralac’s March 2019 newsletter is posted: the newsletter carries a comprehensive report of debates at tralac’s annual conference, convened recently in Nairobi Diarise: The Afr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Apr 19  News
The AfDB’s Regional Economic Outlook: the West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa and East Africa regional reports have been launched The IMF has posted the Analytical Cha...
E-commerce holds huge promise for enhancing free trade in Africa

E-commerce holds huge promise for enhancing free trade in Africa

03 Apr 19  News
If the transformative power of digitalization is effectively harnessed, it can significantly contribute to prosperity in Africa. E-commerce can significantly boost free trade acro...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Apr 19  News
AfCFTA here at last: is Africa ready to embrace it? (Editorial comment, New Times, Kigali) Global trade growth loses momentum as trade tensions persist (WTO) Main points. Wo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Apr 19  News
Featured tweet by the AUC’s @AmbMuchanga: Good news! The Parliament of The Gambia has approved ratification of AfCFTA Agreement making us meet the minimum threshold [of 22]. The ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Feb 19  News
20th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State of the East African Community: Joint Communiqué Highlights: The Summit received a progress report on the Review of the East African De...
76 countries launch WTO talks on e-commerce

76 countries launch WTO talks on e-commerce

25 Jan 19  News
At the World Economic Forum in Davos today, 76 countries – the European Union and 47 other members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) – decided to start negotiations to put ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Dec 18  News
Ahead of Monday’s IMF conference, The future of work in sub-Saharan Africa, in Accra, Ghana: a podcast with Axel Schimmelpfennig AfCFTA updates from this past week’s AMOT mini...
Future of Africa e-commerce looks bright as Nairobi event ends

Future of Africa e-commerce looks bright as Nairobi event ends

14 Dec 18  News
First Africa eCommerce Week closes with UNCTAD issuing the Nairobi Manifesto on the Digital Economy and Inclusive Development in Africa. Africa’s next steps on the path to engag...
Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa

Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa

13 Dec 18  News
A high-level session at UNCTAD’s first Africa eCommerce Week showed that the continent has the potential to scale e-commerce enterprises – but its new free trade area will be k...