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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jul 18  News
Promoting the AU Reform Agenda: An Extra-ordinary AU Summit has been called for 17-18 November Released, today in Abuja: Independent analysis of the potential benefits of the AfCF...
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 ...
BRICS Trade Ministers commit to multilaterism

BRICS Trade Ministers commit to multilaterism

05 Jul 18  News
BRICS Trade Ministers have affirmed their commitment to a multilateral trading system as a tool to promote greater inclusivity. “Unilateralism is now placing the future of the m...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jul 18  News
Talks between Kenya and Tanzania to resolve the non-tariff barriers affecting bilateral trade entered their second day today. For updates: @Trade_Kenya Concluding today, in Lagos:...
OECD-FAO: Predictable agricultural trade conditions needed to address food security challenges

OECD-FAO: Predictable agricultural trade conditions needed to address food security challenges

04 Jul 18  News
Slowing population growth is expected to lead to decelerating demand for for food Global agricultural production is growing steadily across most commodities, reaching record level...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Jul 18  News
Updated: tralac’s AfCFTA Ratification Barometer UNU-WIDER has posted an early view of the forthcoming book Industries without Smoke-stacks: Industrialization in Africa reconside...
Trump’s Trade War: Are the Brakes failing?

Trump’s Trade War: Are the Brakes failing?

27 Jun 18  Blog
It is claimed that the United States of America has the oldest written constitution in the world which is still in use. It was carefully crafted, through a system of checks and bal...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Jun 18  News
AfCFTA Ratification Barometer: Number 4 - Niger; Number 5 - Mali; Number 6 - Swaziland AfCFTA agreement too narrow and hasty: Yao Graham (Graphic) The co-ordinator of the Third W...
Trade among Least Developed Countries set to be boosted following historic WTO collaboration

Trade among Least Developed Countries set to be boosted following historic WTO collaboration

15 Jun 18  News
Least Developed Countries are set to benefit from an agreement that unites the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat and the World Trade Organization (WTO) to boost commerce. Commo...
Global migration can be a potent tool in the fight to end poverty across the world

Global migration can be a potent tool in the fight to end poverty across the world

15 Jun 18  News
High-income destination countries could realize even bigger gains with efficient labor market policies Global migration has lifted millions out of poverty and boosted economic gro...
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

13 Jun 18  News
The second African Transformation Forum takes place next week in Accra. Access the conference agenda here. UNCTAD convenes an expert meeting on statistical methodologies for measu...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Jun 18  News
Starting today, in Accra: Africa Trade Network’s multi-stakeholder AfCFTA consultation The new head of the UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa: Ms Ahunna Eziakonwahead Diarise:...
UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

07 Jun 18  News
Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, launched a unique policy compendium in Geneva on 6 June 2018 that aims to assist governments of the world’s mos...
Foreign direct investment to Africa fell by 21% in 2017, says United Nations report

Foreign direct investment to Africa fell by 21% in 2017, says United Nations report

07 Jun 18  News
​Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to Africa slumped to $42 billion in 2017, a 21% decline from 2016, according to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2018. Weak oil...
Plug tax loopholes before fighting illegal financial flows

Plug tax loopholes before fighting illegal financial flows

06 Jun 18  News
Efforts to raise revenue for investment in development projects should focus first on capturing the billions of dollars hidden from tax authorities through legal maneuvers, experts...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jun 18  News
Featured tweet, @AntheVrijlandt: Frank Matsaert at Africa Summit – partnership between Europe and Africa should be about mutual trade flows. Now, for every four containers import...
EU’s Malmström: bad domestic policies also make trade unfair

EU’s Malmström: bad domestic policies also make trade unfair

05 Jun 18  News
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström says domestic policy choices, such as taxation, are just as responsible as global trade rules for determining who benefits from globalizati...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jun 18  News
Dr Donald Kaberuka: There is a time for everything – the African Continental Free Trade Area (pdf, Wilson Center) That said, the AfCFTA is not just about physical merchandise. I...

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