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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...
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...
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...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Jul 17  News
Starting tomorrow, in Harare: Measuring and implementing trade facilitation in Zimbabwe Next week, in Abuja: Establishing a trade facilitation roadmap in Nigeria At WTO: Goods ne...
A firming recovery: World Economic Outlook Update, July 2017

A firming recovery: World Economic Outlook Update, July 2017

24 Jul 17  News
The recovery in global growth that was projected in IMF’s April 2017 World Economic Outlook is on a firmer footing; there is now no question mark over the world economy’s gain ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jul 17  News
Featured tweet, @AUTradeIndustry: The 9th Meeting of the CFTA Continental Task Force commenced to review Technical Documents for the 3rd CFTA Technical Working Groups Featured new...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jul 17  News
From last week’s Kenya National Trade Week: the six trade policy documents (i) The National Trade Policy: Transforming Kenya into a competitive export-led and efficient domestic...
WCO welcomes 2017 G20’s recognition of its work on Illicit Financial Flows

WCO welcomes 2017 G20’s recognition of its work on Illicit Financial Flows

18 Jul 17  News
The G20 leaders recognize the work of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in combatting Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in documents agreed following the 2017 G20 Hamburg Summit. T...
The UK’s Repeal Bill: Exiting the EU with certainty

The UK’s Repeal Bill: Exiting the EU with certainty

14 Jul 17  News
The Repeal Bill is designed to ensure that the UK exits the EU with maximum certainty, continuity and control. The Government on 13 July 2017 took the next step in returning ...
Regional trade agreements, integration and development

Regional trade agreements, integration and development

12 Jul 17  News
Developing countries have become more active participants in regional trade agreements, which raise questions about how the benefits of integration are distributed. A key conc...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jul 17  News
Featured infographic: Visualizing trade flows among G20 nations Starting tomorrow, in Geneva: Sixth Global Review of Aid for Trade Lily Sommer, Heini Suominen, David Luke: Aid fo...
Major leap for Africa at G20 summit

Major leap for Africa at G20 summit

10 Jul 17  News
The Group of 20 (G20) Leaders’ Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for global development, with significant benefits for the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Jul 17  News
Diarise: Southern Africa Civil Society Forum (13-17 August, Johannesburg); China-Africa Investment Forum (27-28 November, Marrakesh) UNCTAD SG Mukhisa Kituyi confirmed for a secon...
New 2025 global growth projections predict China’s further slowdown and the continued rise of India

New 2025 global growth projections predict China’s further slowdown and the continued rise of India

07 Jul 17  News
The economic pole of global growth has moved over the past few years from China to neighboring India, where it is likely to stay over the coming decade, according to new growth pro...
WTO, IMF, World Bank urge G-20 leaders to act on trade

WTO, IMF, World Bank urge G-20 leaders to act on trade

07 Jul 17  News
The leaders of the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank urged G-20 leaders on 6 July to reinvigorate trade by reducing trade barriers and cu...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Jul 17  News
tralac’s Weekly e-Newsletter is posted: SACU, Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016 (and more) Concluding today, in Maputo: WIDER Developmen...
No time to stand still: Strengthening global growth and building inclusive economies

No time to stand still: Strengthening global growth and building inclusive economies

06 Jul 17  News
Nearly sixty years ago, a little-known band called the Beatles arrived in Hamburg, got a haircut, recorded their first song, and found their sound. Taking a cue from the...
New plan for Africa called ‘best EU initiative ever’

New plan for Africa called ‘best EU initiative ever’

06 Jul 17  News
Members of the European Parliament are expected to pass on Thursday, 6 July the new European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD), a key element to a plan to raise as ...

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