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Changes in technology and trade disrupting manufacturing-led development

Changes in technology and trade disrupting manufacturing-led development

21 Sep 17  News
New policies needed to ensure developing countries can ompete Advances in technology and changing trade patterns are affecting opportunities for export-led manufacturing. Smart au...
Can the Commonwealth help developing countries trade out of poverty?

Can the Commonwealth help developing countries trade out of poverty?

20 Sep 17  News
About the Inquiry The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Trade Out of Poverty (APPG-TOP) is undertaking an Inquiry into whether the Commonwealth can help developing countries trade...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Sep 17  News
tralac’s Weekly e-newsletter is posted. Highlights include: Prof Gerard Erasmus asking if the court ruling on the Kenyan elections in Kenya is a precedent for inter-state dispute...
South-South cooperation key to overcoming inequalities, says UN deputy chief

South-South cooperation key to overcoming inequalities, says UN deputy chief

15 Sep 17  News
Underscoring the importance of South-South cooperation, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on 12 September 2017 urged sustained commitment to mutually beneficia...
U.S.-African partnerships: Advancing common interests

U.S.-African partnerships: Advancing common interests

14 Sep 17  News
Remarks by Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Under Secretary for Political Affairs, United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Introduction Good morning. Thank you Preside...
Consumers and competition: America’s business edge in Africa

Consumers and competition: America’s business edge in Africa

08 Sep 17  News
A decade of robust economic growth, rising consumption, and improved business climates in Africa has caught the attention of investors around the world. But what are the keys to US...
Maiden Compact with Africa ministerial meeting held in Accra

Maiden Compact with Africa ministerial meeting held in Accra

07 Sep 17  News
Ghana hosts first CWA Ministerial Meeting The first meeting of Finance Ministers from the seven African countries – Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, ...
International trade statistics: trends in second quarter 2017

International trade statistics: trends in second quarter 2017

30 Aug 17  News
Continued, albeit slower, G20 merchandise trade growth in Q2 2017 G20 international merchandise trade, seasonally adjusted and expressed in current US dollars, increased for the f...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Aug 17  News
TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Maputo: selected highlights, reviews Remarks by Mr Taro Kono (Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan): (i) Opening Session (pdf): In this context, Jap...
TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Maputo, Plenary 1: Economic transformation for Africa’s growth

TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Maputo, Plenary 1: Economic transformation for Africa’s growth

28 Aug 17  News
Remarks by H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, at the TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Maputo, Mozambique At the outset, I would like to express my sincere appr...
Working together for an emerging Africa: UNDP and Japan

Working together for an emerging Africa: UNDP and Japan

28 Aug 17  News
Foreword by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Africa The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of Japan, and th...
Could there be a Trade war between China and the United States?

Could there be a Trade war between China and the United States?

25 Aug 17  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, discusses the possibility of a China-US trade war and what this would mean for African governments There have been several recent media reports ...
New customs proposals laid out by the UK Government in new paper on future relationship with the EU

New customs proposals laid out by the UK Government in new paper on future relationship with the EU

17 Aug 17  News
The first of a series of papers on the UK’s future partnership with the EU A new paper setting out proposals for a future customs relationship with the EU has been unveiled...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Aug 17  News
Profiled tweet, @jattamensah: In Addis on 9/8/17, @_AfricanUnion finance ministers agreed to meet financing targets set in 2015 by 2020 Finance Ministers of the AU Member States: ...
As US, China fight for Africa, Trump increases AGOA Fund to $21.8bn

As US, China fight for Africa, Trump increases AGOA Fund to $21.8bn

10 Aug 17  News
Nigeria and other sub-Saharan countries will now tap more from free trade agreement under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), as President Donald Trump has approved doub...
Trade indicator points to continued modest recovery of world trade in third quarter

Trade indicator points to continued modest recovery of world trade in third quarter

08 Aug 17  News
The WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) suggests that global merchandise trade growth will continue to strengthen in the third quarter of 2017. The latest reading...
Global imbalances: Avoiding a tragedy of the commons

Global imbalances: Avoiding a tragedy of the commons

01 Aug 17  News
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has just released its latest assessments of external positions for the 29 largest economies. As discussed in this year’s External Sect...
USTR publishes 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

USTR publishes 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

01 Aug 17  News
The 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE) is the 32nd in an annual series that highlights significant foreign barriers to U.S. exports. This...
Secretary-General highlights challenges posed by trade fragmentation

Secretary-General highlights challenges posed by trade fragmentation

28 Jul 17  News
Trade governance structures must be “fit for purpose” to address the changing global landscape and benefit Commonwealth member countries, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland ha...
Global infrastructure investment need to reach $97 trillion by 2040

Global infrastructure investment need to reach $97 trillion by 2040

26 Jul 17  News
A ground-breaking new report by the G20’s Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) outlines infrastructure investment needs globally and individually for 50 countries and seven sectors...

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