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UNWTO Highlights confirm another record year in 2017

UNWTO Highlights confirm another record year in 2017

29 Aug 18  News
International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. G...
President Cyril Ramaphosa and UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s press statements in Cape Town, South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa and UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s press statements in Cape Town, South Africa

28 Aug 18  News
Prime Minister Theresa May’s press statement alongside the President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa Scroll down for President Ramaphosa’s remarks Thank you, Mr President, fo...
South Africa-UK Business Forum: Speech by Prime Minister Theresa May

South Africa-UK Business Forum: Speech by Prime Minister Theresa May

28 Aug 18  News
PM Theresa May speaks about creating a new partnership between the UK and Africa in our mutual interest Good morning everyone, and thank you all for joining us today. It’s a ple...
Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Uhuru Kenyatta

Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Uhuru Kenyatta

28 Aug 18  News
The US-Kenya Strategic Partnership: 55 Years of Diplomatic Relations On 27 August 2018, United States President Donald J. Trump welcomed Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta to the Whit...
Ramaphosa, May identify key investment areas

Ramaphosa, May identify key investment areas

28 Aug 18  News
President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa and the United Kingdom have identified key sectors for investment aimed at boosting economic growth and development. The President on T...
Theresa May to lead ambitious three-nation trip to Africa

Theresa May to lead ambitious three-nation trip to Africa

27 Aug 18  News
Theresa May to visit South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya for the first time with senior ministers and a wide-ranging trade delegation. Theresa May will lead an ambitious trip to Afric...
India-Kenya Joint Trade Committee meeting held in Nairobi

India-Kenya Joint Trade Committee meeting held in Nairobi

27 Aug 18  News
The 8th meeting of India-Kenya Joint Trade Committee was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 22nd – 25th August, 2018. The meeting was co-chaired by Union Minister of Commerce & In...
Manufacturing sector evolving

Manufacturing sector evolving

23 Aug 18  News
KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Sihle Zikalala says the changes in trade, technology, organisation of production and product demand have a...
Rwanda AGOA exit signals era of reciprocal trading

Rwanda AGOA exit signals era of reciprocal trading

06 Aug 18  News
Last week, the Trump administration announced the withdrawal of benefits for Rwanda to export apparel duty-free to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). This ...
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...
AGOA Forum 2018 outcomes: where to for a future bilateral trade relationship between the United States and Africa?

AGOA Forum 2018 outcomes: where to for a future bilateral trade relationship between the United States and Africa?

31 Jul 18  Blog
Earlier in July 2018 the annual United States – Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (“AGOA Forum”) drew to a conclusion in Washington, D.C. This annual ev...
Is Brexit now in the Emergency Ward?

Is Brexit now in the Emergency Ward?

31 Jul 18  Blog
Brexit is due to happen on 29 March 2019 but there is no agreement yet on how the future relationship between the UK and the EU (the UK’s most important trading partner) will wor...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jul 18  News
tralac's new short course:  Applications for our new blended (combining online and residential learning) short course Trade Law and Policy for Africa’s Development have...
US can’t change global trade alone, Brics panel hears

US can’t change global trade alone, Brics panel hears

25 Jul 18  News
Globalisation is irreversible and the US will not succeed in changing the global world order by increasing import tariffs. This was the central message of a high level Brics d...
Trade logistics gap persists between developed and developing countries

Trade logistics gap persists between developed and developing countries

25 Jul 18  News
Report finds advanced economies remain leaders on trade logistics Advanced economies remain the global leaders in trade logistics, finds Connecting to Compete, a new Wor...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jul 18  News
COMESA Summit update: The 38th Inter-governmental Committee began on Monday in Lusaka. The committee will review reports on the implementation of regional integration programmes an...
‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa: UN Secretary-General

‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa: UN Secretary-General

10 Jul 18  News
Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, United Nations Secretary-General A...
Is the planet approaching “peak fish”? Not so fast, study says

Is the planet approaching “peak fish”? Not so fast, study says

10 Jul 18  News
Significant production increases foreseen over coming decade; sector faces major challenges Global fish production will continue to expand over the next decade even though the amo...
German firms promised ‘Marshall Plan’ tax breaks for African projects

German firms promised ‘Marshall Plan’ tax breaks for African projects

10 Jul 18  News
Germany plans to use public money to support companies which invest in Africa, part of a new “Marshall Plan” with which it hopes to tackle the roots of the refugee crisis that ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection: AGOA Forum

tralac’s Daily News Selection: AGOA Forum

09 Jul 18  News
The 17th annual US - Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (commonly known as the AGOA Forum) takes place this week in Washington on the theme: Forging new strate...

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