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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 ...
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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...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Dec 18  News
Starting tomorrow: Ministerial Retreat, in Nairobi, on trade facilitation in the EAC: ministers are expected to adopt a declaration of policy objectives for a regional trade f...
Tear down barriers and African e-commerce will thrive, say CEOs

Tear down barriers and African e-commerce will thrive, say CEOs

11 Dec 18  News
Participants at UNCTAD’s Africa eCommerce Week discover that e-commerce will flourish only when governments and businesses across the continent work together. Barriers to domest...
Digital Africa must make its mark, Nairobi e-commerce event hears

Digital Africa must make its mark, Nairobi e-commerce event hears

11 Dec 18  News
UNCTAD’s Africa eCommerce Week in Nairobi, Kenya, focuses on what must be done to speed up the readiness of African countries to engage in and benefit from e-commerce. Key findi...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Nov 18  News
Tomorrow, in Addis Ababa: 6th African Union Commission-United States High Level Dialogue. Amb. Kwesi Quartey (AUC Deputy Chairperson) and Tibor Peter Nagy (US Assistant Secretary o...
ECOWAS Commission urges strengthening of cross-border trade through e-commerce

ECOWAS Commission urges strengthening of cross-border trade through e-commerce

28 Nov 18  News
The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is committed to boosting cross-border trade through e-commerce. Commissioner for Telecommunications and In...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Oct 18  News
The African Continental Free Trade Area and its implications for India-Africa trade (Observer Research Foundation) The AfCFTA will provide a number of opportunities for the Indian...
Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo look hard at e-commerce opportunities

Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo look hard at e-commerce opportunities

08 Oct 18  News
Representatives of West African countries are gathering in Burkina Faso to consider their e-commerce future and what needs to be done to realise it. Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Oct 18  News
Maritime trade and Africa (UNCTAD) Maritime trade in Africa is shaped by the continent’s trade concentration and limited diversification. Accordingly, 40% of goods exported...
High-level panel highlights potential of e-commerce as driver for growth and inclusion

High-level panel highlights potential of e-commerce as driver for growth and inclusion

04 Oct 18  News
E-commerce is an increasingly growing force in global trade, with the potential to make the world economy more inclusive and provide opportunities for micro, small and medium-sized...
WTO-IMF-World Bank report: greater trade integration will boost shared prosperity

WTO-IMF-World Bank report: greater trade integration will boost shared prosperity

01 Oct 18  News
A new report issued on 30 September argues that trade integration can play a larger role in boosting shared prosperity. The report, by economists from the World Trade Organization,...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Aug 18  News
Towards an EAC Regional Intellectual Property Policy: 15 August is closing date for completion of a questionnaire to inform the policy Netpreneurs event: “Let’s make Afri...
“Let’s make Africa a digital Africa,” Jack Ma tells entrepreneurs

“Let’s make Africa a digital Africa,” Jack Ma tells entrepreneurs

08 Aug 18  News
A day-long event organized by UNCTAD and Alibaba gave young tech entrepreneurs in Africa a chance to share experiences and get inspired From Madagascar to Liberia, ...

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