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Trade in services for inclusive and sustainable development: Water and sanitation, energy and food-related logistics

Trade in services for inclusive and sustainable development: Water and sanitation, energy and food-related logistics

08 May 18  News
Experts met in Geneva from 7-8 May 2018 to examine how to facilitate and expand services trade to achieve the relevant Sustainable Development Goals under the 2030 Agenda, with a f...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 May 18  News
Consultant to support the AfCFTA negotiations process: The consultant will, inter alia, perform the following key tasks: Assist in the finalization of the annexes to the AfCFTA Ag...
DG Azevêdo launches report on role of trade in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

DG Azevêdo launches report on role of trade in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

04 May 18  News
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo met UN Secretary-General António Guterres on 3 May 2018 to present him with a new WTO report on how trade is contributing to achieving the Un...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Apr 18  News
AfCFTA Ratification Barometer: Rwanda, Ghana (with Kenya’s ratification imminent) Ghana on Thursday night ratified the AfCFTA agreement that will help African countries carry ou...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Apr 18  News
CHOGM 2018 updates Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué: “Towards a Common Future” On Intra-Commonwealth Trade and Investment: “With the goal of expanding i...
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué: “Towards a Common Future”

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué: “Towards a Common Future”

20 Apr 18  News
Introduction Commonwealth Heads of Government met in the United Kingdom from 19 to 20 April 2018 and discussed how the Commonwealth can contribute to a future which is fairer, m...
Commonwealth adopts forward-looking Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment

Commonwealth adopts forward-looking Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment

20 Apr 18  News
In response to the risks to growth presented by rising protectionism, leaders at the CHOGM today expressed their strong support for the multilateral trading system and adopted...
Financial inclusion on the rise, but gaps remain, Global Findex Database shows

Financial inclusion on the rise, but gaps remain, Global Findex Database shows

20 Apr 18  News
515 million adults have opened accounts since 2014 Financial inclusion is on the rise globally, accelerated by mobile phones and the internet, but gains have been uneven across co...
Commonwealth leaders discuss success and challenges ahead

Commonwealth leaders discuss success and challenges ahead

20 Apr 18  News
Commonwealth heads met in executive session at Lancaster House in London on 19 April 2018. They discussed how they could collectively tackle global and Commonwealth challenges. T...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Apr 18  News
Exploring Malawi’s export potential (ITC) Regional integration is the key to Malawi’s trade success, according to a new ITC report (pdf) that uncovers the country’s greatest...
Action on trade and inclusivity to benefit all Commonwealth citizens

Action on trade and inclusivity to benefit all Commonwealth citizens

19 Apr 18  News
UK Prime Minister to use Commonwealth Summit to boost trade, economic growth and opportunities for the organisation’s young people Already accounting for one fifth of globa...
Commonwealth Business Forum Banquet: Keynote address by President Cyril Ramaphosa

Commonwealth Business Forum Banquet: Keynote address by President Cyril Ramaphosa

19 Apr 18  News
London, 17 April 2018 More than 20 years ago, Nelson Mandela asked me to come to attend the Commonwealth Business Forum and today I am overjoyed once again to be here and the priv...
Commonwealth Business Forum: Dr Fox announces measures to strengthen commonwealth trade ties

Commonwealth Business Forum: Dr Fox announces measures to strengthen commonwealth trade ties

19 Apr 18  News
International trade secretary sets out new measures supporting strong Commonwealth trade ties at Heads of Government Summit As the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (C...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Apr 18  News
Press coverage of the first day of the Trade Law Centre, Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, Zimbabwe Network of Customs and Excise Experts AfCFTA awareness workshop The Africa...
Short-sighted investment endangers development progress for hundreds of millions of people – UN report

Short-sighted investment endangers development progress for hundreds of millions of people – UN report

17 Apr 18  News
While a moderate upturn in the world economy led to more development financing in 2017, a new United Nations report out on 13 April 2018 revealed that the vast majority of investme...
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...
Distributed Ledger Technology – opportunities for Africa’s trade

Distributed Ledger Technology – opportunities for Africa’s trade

16 Apr 18  Publications
Many exciting developments are occurring in the distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain space in the world and in Africa. Much opportunity exists in the continent to lev...
Africa crafts message of sustainability for international climate negotiations

Africa crafts message of sustainability for international climate negotiations

16 Apr 18  News
Action on climate change and sustainable development together is the way forward for Africa. That is the top-line message that regional, public and private sector delegates will ca...

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