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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Aug 18  News
Afreximbank has posted its Annual Report 2017 (pdf) Regional spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa: exploring different channels (IMF) In addition to bringing together findings from a...
Dig deep, think local, go digital: UNCTAD head to African leaders

Dig deep, think local, go digital: UNCTAD head to African leaders

03 Aug 18  News
African nations need to mobilize their continent’s resources to finance development, and ease the way for small business to trade, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said on...
Engaging with the international e-commerce trade agenda for structural transformation in Africa

Engaging with the international e-commerce trade agenda for structural transformation in Africa

30 Jul 18  Blog
E-commerce can be an important contributor to Africa’s structural transformation. E-commerce is not just about online shopping. E-commerce is variously defined as the purchase a...
Comesa to set up team on digital free trade area

Comesa to set up team on digital free trade area

26 Jul 18  News
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) plans to set up a team to oversee the implementation of the Digital Free Trade Area (DFTA). The DFTA is an online pl...
AU blames lack of information for low intra-Africa trade

AU blames lack of information for low intra-Africa trade

24 Jul 18  News
Lack of information of market opportunities among traders across Africa is the biggest cause of low intra-Africa trade, the African Union said on Monday. Albert Muchanga, the Afri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jul 18  News
Underway, in Nairobi: African Union E-Commerce Conference The main expected outputs of the conference are: (i) Roadmap for the development of an African e-commerce strategy, which...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Jul 18  News
Launched today in Addis Ababa: The inaugural Africa’s Development Dynamics 2018 report Africa needs development strategies that are more coherent and that prioritise improved pu...
WCO publishes global standards on e-commerce

WCO publishes global standards on e-commerce

11 Jul 18  News
The WCO has published the Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce as adopted at the end of June 2018 by the Council, the Organization’s highest deci...
8th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Communiqué

8th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Communiqué

05 Jul 18  News
 Joint Communiqué The 8th BRICS Trade Ministers met on 5 July 2018 in Magaliesburg, South Africa under the chairmanship of Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry ...
Africa’s e-commerce readiness

Africa’s e-commerce readiness

02 Jul 18  Infographics
In July 2016, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) launched a new initiative to improve the inclusiveness of e-trade for developing countries. Entitled ‘eT...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Jun 18  News
Africa payments: Insights into African transaction flows (SWIFT) In 2013, SWIFT published the white paper “Africa Payments: Insights into African Transaction Flows”, which att...
African Union E-Commerce Conference to take place in Nairobi in July

African Union E-Commerce Conference to take place in Nairobi in July

21 Jun 18  News
Towards an African e-commerce strategy The African Union E-Commerce Conference will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from the 23-25 July 2018. The main objective of this Conferen...
How might Africa benefit from e-commerce technology?

How might Africa benefit from e-commerce technology?

19 Jun 18  Blog
World trade has entered a new mode; one that is to international trade what the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ is to traditional manufacturing. Digital tools now make it possib...
Forum highlights ‘inclusive trade’ for world’s poorest countries

Forum highlights ‘inclusive trade’ for world’s poorest countries

15 Jun 18  News
With a share of global trade of less than 1%, fresh ideas are needed to bring the world’s poorest countries into the international trading system. Better trade that boosts prosp...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Jun 18  News
Africa, global passenger traffic data for April 2018 (IATA) African airlines’ had a 5.1% traffic increase in April. Capacity rose 4.6%, and load factor edged up 0.4 percentage p...
The Rising Potential of e-Commerce for Trade and Development in Africa

The Rising Potential of e-Commerce for Trade and Development in Africa

30 May 18  Publications
The world economy has changed at a faster pace in the last thirty years than at any time in history. The mid-1990s brought on the so-called ‘information age’ and the age of the...
Report warns Africa on perils of deals with tech behemoths

Report warns Africa on perils of deals with tech behemoths

24 May 18  News
Kenya’s decision to pull out of a new free trade pact with China after it decided the deal was too one-sided last week, is illustrative of the problems African nations face in th...
To spur growth, Africa must look to e-commerce, women, local resources – Songwe

To spur growth, Africa must look to e-commerce, women, local resources – Songwe

23 May 18  News
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement was recently signed in Kigali, Rwanda, during the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union Assembly. The main obje...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Apr 18  News
Exploring Malawi’s export potential (ITC) Regional integration is the key to Malawi’s trade success, according to a new ITC report (pdf) that uncovers the country’s greatest...
WTO Members submit proposals aimed at advancing exploratory e-commerce work

WTO Members submit proposals aimed at advancing exploratory e-commerce work

19 Apr 18  News
Over the past few weeks, a host of submissions have been put forward by WTO members as part of exploratory work to support future talks among interested parties on the trade-relate...

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