Tag: E-Commerce

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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Dec 17  News
Featured tweets: @AUC_MoussaFaki: #SDGsAfricaRoundtable: Leadership in Africa must speak, act local to galvanise intra-African trade, stronger political commitment to address the ...
WTO, World Economic Forum and eWTP launch joint public-private dialogue to open up e-commerce for small business

WTO, World Economic Forum and eWTP launch joint public-private dialogue to open up e-commerce for small business

12 Dec 17  News
A new initiative designed to drive public-private dialogue on e-commerce was launched on Monday, 11 December 2017 by the World Trade Organization, the World Economic Forum and the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Dec 17  News
China’s double-digit trade jump pairs global and domestic demand (Bloomberg) China’s trade engine remained in high gear with a surprise export surge accompanied by further acc...
International customs community adopts the Luxor Resolution on cross-border e-commerce and issues a communiqué to the WTO MC11

International customs community adopts the Luxor Resolution on cross-border e-commerce and issues a communiqué to the WTO MC11

08 Dec 17  News
The WCO Policy Commission (PC) has seized the momentum garnered in the domain of electronic commerce and has unanimously adopted the Luxor Resolution at its meeting held this week ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Nov 17  News
African Group perspective on MC11: draft Ministerial Decision on electronic commerce The AfDB posts a series of EOIs for the Tripartite Capacity Building Programme: Programme coor...
MC11: Draft Ministerial Decision on Electronic Commerce submitted by the African Group

MC11: Draft Ministerial Decision on Electronic Commerce submitted by the African Group

22 Nov 17  News
Communication from the African Group on the Work Programme on Electronic Commerce, submitted to the WTO General Council ahead of the upcoming 11th Ministerial Conference in Buenos ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Nov 17  News
Postponed: The EAC announced today that the 1st EAC Joint Heads of State Retreat on Health and Infrastructure, scheduled for 28-29 November in Kampala, has been postponed. Underwa...
Global finance and e-trade giants threat to African players

Global finance and e-trade giants threat to African players

16 Nov 17  News
Experts are warning that global financial and e-commerce giants will take over the African market if the continent’s players do not innovate and come up with models that address ...