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Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa: Enhanced and innovative global partnerships key to a successful AfCFTA

Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa: Enhanced and innovative global partnerships key to a successful AfCFTA

26 Sep 18  News
High-level event on Enhancing global partnerships for IDDA III held on the margins of the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York Heads of States, high-level representatives of ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Sep 18  News
The ATPC’s David Luke: The ECA has received requests from a dozen countries and/or RECs for support in developing an AfCFTA country strategy Potential of manufacturing and indus...
AfCFTA will spur Africa’s industrialization and economic development, says ECA’s David Luke

AfCFTA will spur Africa’s industrialization and economic development, says ECA’s David Luke

21 Sep 18  News
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a tool that countries can use to create opportunities for African businesses and through them drive the continent’s industrial...
Intra-African trade key to continent’s economic growth, says Mauritian Minister

Intra-African trade key to continent’s economic growth, says Mauritian Minister

18 Sep 18  News
The 24th Session of the Inter-Governmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of Southern Africa opened in Mauritius today with an impassioned plea from Foreign Affairs, Regional Integrati...
Blue economy can be engine of Africa’s economic growth if well utilized, says ECA’s Adejumobi

Blue economy can be engine of Africa’s economic growth if well utilized, says ECA’s Adejumobi

18 Sep 18  News
The Economic Commission for Africa is fully committed to supporting the African Union, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and member States to ensure that the untapped potentials...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Sep 18  News
Five trade and infrastructure events – from Arusha to Tianjin: The EALA has resumed its sitting in Arusha (until 6 October). Key agenda items include the East African Community...
BRICS Ministers undertake to support SMMEs

BRICS Ministers undertake to support SMMEs

17 Sep 18  News
BRICS Communications and ICT Ministers have identified Small, Micro, Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) as potential engines for growth and job creation and agreed to help promote the...
EAC Extra-Ordinary Council on Trade, Industry and Investment dedicated to Industrialization and SMEs concludes in Arusha

EAC Extra-Ordinary Council on Trade, Industry and Investment dedicated to Industrialization and SMEs concludes in Arusha

17 Sep 18  News
The Extra-Ordinary Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (SCTIFI) dedicated to Industrialization and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) concluded at the EAC Head...
2018 PIDA Week: Realising Africa’s integration through smart infrastructure and good governance

2018 PIDA Week: Realising Africa’s integration through smart infrastructure and good governance

12 Sep 18  News
PIDA Week 2018 is set to take place from 29 October to 2 November in Victoria Falls, hosted by the Government of Zimbabwe under the auspices of the Common Market for Eastern a...
SA to participate in G20 trade ministers’ meeting

SA to participate in G20 trade ministers’ meeting

11 Sep 18  News
Changes brought on by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the rise of inclusive global value chains will be at the centre of the G20 Trade Ministers’ Meeting, that gets underway...
African countries need to develop a policy response to the digital economy

African countries need to develop a policy response to the digital economy

11 Sep 18  News
Workshop on Digital Transformation in Africa: Leveraging the Promise and Addressing New Challenges Dr Nimrod Zalk, Industrial Development Advisor in the office of the Director-Gen...
Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Beijing Action Plan (2019-2021)

Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Beijing Action Plan (2019-2021)

10 Sep 18  News
1. Preamble 1.1 The 2018 Beijing Summit and the Seventh Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) was held in Beijing from 2 to 4 September 2018. Hea...
International trading order must be upheld: Ramaphosa

International trading order must be upheld: Ramaphosa

04 Sep 18  News
While foreign direct investment to Africa has increased, economies on the continent are vulnerable to global market fluctuations and it is essential to uphold the international tra...
FOCAC: Call for investment-led trade

FOCAC: Call for investment-led trade

04 Sep 18  News
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for investment-led trade between Africa and China. This will help promote the industrialisation of African economies and position the continen...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Sep 18  News
African trade events to diarise: (i) Africa Industrialization Week 2018 (19-23 November, Addis Ababa). The theme for the AIW2018 is Promoting regional value chains in Africa: a p...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Aug 18  News
Ethiopian trade, industrial policy updates: (i) Ethiopia’s PM appoints new policy reforms advisor, chief trade negotiator (ECADF). Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has assigned Mamo Mi...
Women driving the Cosmetics Sector in Namibia

Women driving the Cosmetics Sector in Namibia

31 Aug 18  Blog
Like agriculture and textiles, the cosmetics sector in Namibia is largely driven by women. Namibia’s cosmetic industry is probably one of the fastest growing in the country at th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Aug 18  News
Forum for China-Africa Cooperation: Africa still solidly in the crosshairs of China growth (Standard Bank) When FOCAC was established in 2000, the rest of the world was perhaps be...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Aug 18  News
Launched today, in Busia: Cross Border Co-operation Coalition and Campaign. The coalition will consolidate efforts and voices of borderland CSOs to advocate for more enabling cross...
Exports councils are key drivers for South African economic transformation

Exports councils are key drivers for South African economic transformation

23 Aug 18  News
The Deputy Director-General for Trade and Investment South Africa at the Department of Trade and Industry, Ms Lerato Mataboge, says export councils are key drivers for South Africa...

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