Tag: Extractive industries

Trade and the environment

Trade and the environment

04 Jan 17  Themes
Trade is inextricably linked to the threat of climate change, one of the most urgent issues facing sustainable development. While growth in trade-related activities can contribute ...
A review of the UNCTAD report on trade misinvoicing, with a focus on South Africa’s gold export

A review of the UNCTAD report on trade misinvoicing, with a focus on South Africa’s gold export

14 Dec 16  News
In July 2016, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) published a report titled “Trade Mis-invoicing in Primary Commodities in Developing Countries: The c...
Fourth Trade Policy Review of Zambia: Minutes of the meeting

Fourth Trade Policy Review of Zambia: Minutes of the meeting

24 Aug 16  News
The fourth Trade Policy Review of Zambia was held on 21 and 23 June 2016. The review shed light on areas requiring the Government’s attention, and possibly further reforms to hel...
Zambia can beat the economic slowdown by making every kwacha count

Zambia can beat the economic slowdown by making every kwacha count

22 Jun 16  News
Zambia is facing tough conditions for growth. Despite the current slowdown, investment in mineral and non-mineral sectors in the country remains attractive. This is according to th...
2016 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

2016 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

16 May 16  News
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will convene the second session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD 2016) on 17-19 May, in Cairo, Egypt. The AR...
tralac in the news ~ African countries should diversify exports to adapt to changes in China

tralac in the news ~ African countries should diversify exports to adapt to changes in China

30 Mar 16  News
The ongoing changes in China’s economy may be an opportunity for African countries that now mainly export raw materials and oil, to adapt and diversify exports and move up the va...
The West and Central African trade profile, with a special review of the relationship with China and regional agricultural trade

The West and Central African trade profile, with a special review of the relationship with China and regional agricultural trade

27 Nov 15  Publications
The objective of this paper* is to examine the West and Central African (WCA) trade profile, with some reference to the trading relationship with China and the agricultural trade p...
Second Trade Policy Review of Angola: Minutes of the Meeting

Second Trade Policy Review of Angola: Minutes of the Meeting

09 Nov 15  News
The second Trade Policy Review of Angola was held on 22 and 24 September 2015, providing a good opportunity to assess the evolution of its socio-economic, trade and investment poli...
Intra-regional merchandise trade within West Africa and between West and East Africa

Intra-regional merchandise trade within West Africa and between West and East Africa

21 Oct 15  Publications
In recent times tralac has published extensively on African trade, with an emphasis on southern and eastern Africa as the Tripartite FTA developed. There has not been a commensurat...
When global goals meet African realities: new report sets out an agenda for change

When global goals meet African realities: new report sets out an agenda for change

14 Oct 15  News
The new Sustainable Development Goals will only succeed if they can succeed in Africa. How can we make that happen? A new report from the Africa Progress Panel, Global Goals, Afric...
21st Intergovernmental Committee of Experts Meeting: Accelerating Industrialization in Southern Africa

21st Intergovernmental Committee of Experts Meeting: Accelerating Industrialization in Southern Africa

06 Mar 15  News
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Sub-regional Office for Southern Africa will convene its 21st Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) me...
Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

02 Feb 15  News
The 4th Joint African Union Commission/United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development was held in 2011....
Nigeria: trade and trade-related issues

Nigeria: trade and trade-related issues

20 Aug 14  Publications
The objective of this paper is to provide information on Nigeria and its merchandise trading profile and regime. Nigeria is a middle-income country with a Gross Domestic Product (G...
Export taxes in the South African context

Export taxes in the South African context

08 May 14  Publications
Export taxes are increasingly becoming a focus of attention in South African trade policy, and the objective of this paper is to review the trade and economic issues associate...
Transparency needed to curb Africa’s loss of $38bn through trade mispricing

Transparency needed to curb Africa’s loss of $38bn through trade mispricing

11 Feb 14  News
There has been a general improvement by several mining companies, as well as some governments and policy makers, concerning transparency in mining deals and taxation in Africa, acc...
The New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement: implications for South Africa

The New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement: implications for South Africa

05 Jun 13  Publications
Two-way merchandise trade between New Zealand and China has increased since the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was implemented, but this is a weak test of the FTA per se as virtually a...
Africa faces the devil’s choice amidst huge natural resources

Africa faces the devil’s choice amidst huge natural resources

13 May 13  News
The leaders of Africa, the world’s poorest continent in terms of economy but richly endowed in natural resources are facing the devil’s choice: to either invest their natural r...