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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Sep 17  News
UNCTAD’s first Non-Tariff Measures Week concludes today in Geneva: an overview; an interview with Dr Manish Pande (Director of Quality Council of India) The WTO Public Foru...
New focus needed to raise global competitiveness: WEF report

New focus needed to raise global competitiveness: WEF report

27 Sep 17  News
Ten years on from the global financial crisis, the prospects for a sustained economic recovery remain at risk due to a widespread failure on the part of leaders and policy-makers t...
Trade facilitation and the global economy: State of play in 2017

Trade facilitation and the global economy: State of play in 2017

27 Sep 17  News
This paper presents the state of play of trade facilitation endeavours around the world at the moment of entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, based on 2017 TFI...
WTO launches 2017 World Trade Report on trade, technology and jobs

WTO launches 2017 World Trade Report on trade, technology and jobs

27 Sep 17  News
Technology and trade have propelled the global economy through a period of great dynamism over the past quarter of a century but – as with any economic advance – there has also...
Has the Brexit Process entered a new Phase?

Has the Brexit Process entered a new Phase?

26 Sep 17  Publications
The British Prime Minister has delivered two major speeches this year on how her government wants to negotiate its exit from the European Union (EU) and what the post-Brexit deal s...
Understanding non-tariff measures is key for sustainable growth and development

Understanding non-tariff measures is key for sustainable growth and development

26 Sep 17  News
UNCTAD is organizing its first Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) Week in Geneva from 25-27 September 2017 to shed light on the importance of mandatory trade-related regulations and volunt...
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...
WTO upgrades forecast for 2017 as trade rebounds strongly

WTO upgrades forecast for 2017 as trade rebounds strongly

21 Sep 17  News
WTO economists have issued a strong upward revision to their forecast for 2017 trade expansion following a sharp acceleration in global trade growth in the first half of the year. ...
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...

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