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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Apr 18  News
Next week, in Libreville, Gabon: Building Africa’s negotiating capacity for improved terms of engagement with the rest of the world (23-27 April) Africa’s Pulse: Boosting acce...
Regulation must steer not stifle innovation, UN e-commerce event hears

Regulation must steer not stifle innovation, UN e-commerce event hears

18 Apr 18  News
Governments must strike the right balance between pushing innovation in the digital economy and regulating a sector which has lost people’s trust The internet is a powerful tool...
Digital technologies provide fertile ground for Africa, EU says

Digital technologies provide fertile ground for Africa, EU says

17 Apr 18  News
EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel says Europe is dedicated to helping Africa build a single digital market, so that e-commerce can pave the way to better jobs and greater equality on ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Apr 18  News
Profiled trade policy events: (i) Underway, in Harare: Trade Law Centre, in collaboration with Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce and Zimbabwe Network of Customs and Excise Exp...
Working Group on E-Commerce finalises the Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce

Working Group on E-Commerce finalises the Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce

16 Apr 18  News
The World Customs Organisation (WCO) Working Group on E-Commerce (WGEC) met for the 3rd time at the WCO headquarters in Brussels from 9 to 12 April 2018. This meeting brought toge...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Apr 18  News
Decisions, declarations and resolutions of the Assembly of the African Union (29-29 January): extracts (i) Declaration on internet governance and development of Africa’s di...
Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities, UNCTAD says

Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities, UNCTAD says

04 Apr 18  News
According to UNCTAD, those least prepared for the digital economy have less data on which to base policy decisions, threatening to widen the gap between the “haves” and the “...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Mar 18  News
AfCFTA updates ahead of next week’s Kigali summit: (i) tralac’s Ashly Hope: Trade in services and the AfCFTA – no service is an island. The creation of the Continental Free ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Mar 18  News
Diarise: SADC Council of Ministers to meet in Pretoria (26-27 March). Preparatory meetings start 22 March. AfCFTA commentaries: (i) ACBF’s Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie: Moving beyond...
Using digital trade for development in Africa

Using digital trade for development in Africa

14 Mar 18  News
Digital trade is rising in Africa and throughout the world. How can it be managed to deliver development outcomes? This article appraises the challenges and opportunities related t...
What is COMESA’s Digital Free Trade Area and should SADC have one too?

What is COMESA’s Digital Free Trade Area and should SADC have one too?

15 Feb 18  Publications
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) announced in November 2017 that its Secretariat had ‘completed the design of the digital free trade area’, and that t...
Why Africa should not ignore what happened in Buenos Aires

Why Africa should not ignore what happened in Buenos Aires

15 Feb 18  Publications
The 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), held in Buenos Aires in December 2017, was a disappointment. It has been described in The Economist as “the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Feb 18  News
African trade policy events to diarise: (i) With the Extraordinary AU Summit scheduled for the signing of the CFTA now taking place in Kigali, tralac’s Annual Conference will ta...
First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference concludes with the Beijing Declaration

First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference concludes with the Beijing Declaration

13 Feb 18  News
The First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference, co-hosted by the World Customs Organization and the General Administration of China Customs (GACC), concluded in Beijing, China...
COMESA holds first Digital FTA workshop

COMESA holds first Digital FTA workshop

22 Jan 18  News
Sixteen COMESA Member States have participated in a two-day workshop on the Digital Free Trade Area (DFTA) in which they agreed that the concept is about empowering traders to do c...
Africa and the WTO’s E-Commerce Agenda

Africa and the WTO’s E-Commerce Agenda

19 Jan 18  Blog
The growth in telecommunications capability across the world has made trade possible through electronic means (cross-border e-commerce). Research from eMarketer shows that global e...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Dec 17  News
Featured infographic, @TradeNewsCentre: Which 70 members have formed e-commerce group at WTO? Related: Too early to regulate e-commerce: Jack Ma Project Syndicate commentary by UN...
Global e-commerce policy work to continue despite no deal at WTO’s MC11 meeting

Global e-commerce policy work to continue despite no deal at WTO’s MC11 meeting

15 Dec 17  News
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi says talk of inclusive e-commerce and development must go beyond words if developing countries are to reap the benefits. Hopes that Wo...
WTO Ministerial: In landmark move, country coalitions set plans to advance on new issues

WTO Ministerial: In landmark move, country coalitions set plans to advance on new issues

14 Dec 17  News
The WTO’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference has drawn to a close, capping a busy week of talks which saw members only able to endorse limited substantive outcomes at the multilater...
Global civil society reactions to end of WTO Ministerial Conference

Global civil society reactions to end of WTO Ministerial Conference

14 Dec 17  News
The World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference in Buenos Aires concluded without a formal statement, reflecting the deep divide between poorer countries who have demande...

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