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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Mar 17  News
ARSO conference: Pan-African quality standardisation policy update (The Chronicle) Delegates at the just ended 2nd African Regional Standardisation conference have recommended the...
Revitalising world trade: Issues and priorities for the Commonwealth

Revitalising world trade: Issues and priorities for the Commonwealth

09 Mar 17  News
The world economy is continuing to experience an unprecedented slowdown in international trade. The rapid expansion of global trade witnessed before the financial crisis has now al...
First contours of a new American-African Policy and a new Era of Trade with the North?

First contours of a new American-African Policy and a new Era of Trade with the North?

08 Mar 17  Publications
This Trade Brief looks at some of the implications for Africa of the election of Mr. Donald Trump as the 45th American President, as well as considering broader international trade...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Mar 17  News
Multimedia: Rwanda’s Paul Kagame – ‘All Africans want integration’ (Wall Street Journal) State of Women’s Right in Africa (AU) In Africa, women continue to be denied fu...
UK Government still unclear on trade after Brexit

UK Government still unclear on trade after Brexit

08 Mar 17  News
The International Trade Committee’s first report identifies central issues for the Government to resolve as it prepares to trigger Brexit negotiations. The Committee says the Go...
There are many challenges in the IORA; businesses should see these as opportunities

There are many challenges in the IORA; businesses should see these as opportunities

08 Mar 17  News
Digitalisation and globalisation have democratised business, especially for SMEs, said Indonesian President Joko Widodo in his opening Keynote Address to the first IORA Business Su...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Mar 17  News
Featured infographic: 50 years of containership growth Starting today: In Mombasa: Stakeholders workshop validation of Tripartite Harmonized Documents; In Dar es Salaam:Committee ...
10 Commonwealth policy priorities for trade and development

10 Commonwealth policy priorities for trade and development

06 Mar 17  News
Ahead of the 2017 meeting of Commonwealth trade ministers, ODI and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trade Out of Poverty put forward 10 policy priorities for trade ministers to...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Mar 17  News
Four events to diarise: SA’s trade and industry minister Rob Davies: ‘Implications of changing international trade: the view from South Africa’ (8 March, Chatham House, Lond...
The rise of China in world trade and a crystal ball analysis for future Chinese trade

The rise of China in world trade and a crystal ball analysis for future Chinese trade

01 Mar 17  Publications
This paper considers China’s position in world trade from two perspectives. The first section details the evolution of Chinese trade over the period 2001-2013, with an update of ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Mar 17  News
Today’s featured tweets: G7 Italy 2017: Today meeting of the #G7 Africa Directors in Rome. Fruitful exchange of views on the situation and the way forward in Sub-Saharan Africa....
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Feb 17  News
Starting today, in Abidjan: ECOWAS, Partners review long-term election observation missions in West Africa Mukhisa Kituyi: ‘Africa needs more mutual trade in these times of econ...
Trump and Africa: Imagining a positive legacy

Trump and Africa: Imagining a positive legacy

27 Feb 17  News
The contours of Trump’s Africa policy are emerging, although key appointments, such as the assistant secretary of state for African affairs, have yet to be made. On February 13,...
BRICS diplomats support China’s free-trade advocacy

BRICS diplomats support China’s free-trade advocacy

27 Feb 17  News
Senior BRICS country diplomats voiced support on Friday for China’s call for boosting free trade and opposing protectionism as emerging markets work together to inject power into...
Finding new solutions for old problems – what can Africa learn from RCEP?

Finding new solutions for old problems – what can Africa learn from RCEP?

22 Feb 17  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses what the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations can learn from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Feb 17  News
Arvind Subramanian: The WTO reborn? (Project Syndicate) For too long, the World Trade Organization has languished, to lift a reference from T.S. Eliot, by the “waters of Leman...
Chatham House interview with Rob Davies, South African Trade Minister

Chatham House interview with Rob Davies, South African Trade Minister

22 Feb 17  News
The head of South Africa’s Department for Trade and Industry speaks about his country’s post-Brexit trading relationship with the UK and how it is responding to global economic...
Policy uncertainty weighs on world trade

Policy uncertainty weighs on world trade

22 Feb 17  News
New report links increased policy uncertainty and maturing global value chains to weakened trade growth in 2016 Global trade growth continued to be slow for the fifth consecutive ...
Economic policy options for African economies in advent of Brexit, Trump

Economic policy options for African economies in advent of Brexit, Trump

20 Feb 17  News
There are interesting coincidences in the Brexit and “America first” movements. First is their timing and ideological convergence, second is the affinity between their prime ...
World Trade Outlook Indicator suggests moderate trade momentum in first quarter of 2017

World Trade Outlook Indicator suggests moderate trade momentum in first quarter of 2017

15 Feb 17  News
The WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) suggests that global trade growth will continue to build moderately in the first quarter of 2017 after having strengthened i...

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