Tag: Industrial policy

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Apr 18  News
The IMF will has posted the analytical papers for the World Economic Outlook 2018. They cover: Labour force participation in advanced economies, Shifts in global manufacturing acti...
Access to education, skilled jobs creation can accelerate poverty reduction and inequality in South Africa

Access to education, skilled jobs creation can accelerate poverty reduction and inequality in South Africa

03 Apr 18  News
Accelerating poverty and inequality reduction will require a combination of policies that promote inclusive growth through boosting access to education and skilled jobs creation, a...
Deepening Africa-India trade and investment partnership

Deepening Africa-India trade and investment partnership

29 Mar 18  News
Africa and India are increasingly becoming more prominent partners in each other’s trade with significant growth in the market shares of their respective imports and exports. The...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Mar 18  News
AfCFTA special selection (2) Trade and development events to diarise: 2018 Spring Meetings of the IMF, WBG (16-22 April, Washington) 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governor...
SA keen to sign agreement establishing AfCFTA

SA keen to sign agreement establishing AfCFTA

27 Mar 18  News
South Africa is keen to sign the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Monday. “South Africa wa...
Rebounding Africa offers new opportunities for investors, says IFC-Africa CEO Forum report

Rebounding Africa offers new opportunities for investors, says IFC-Africa CEO Forum report

27 Mar 18  News
After a few years of sluggish regional growth, Africa’s economies are rebounding, offering a significant opportunity for investors, according to a new study by IFC, a member of t...
SADC Council of Ministers’ meeting underway

SADC Council of Ministers’ meeting underway

26 Mar 18  News
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers’ two-day meeting kicked off in Tshwane this morning with a call for increased focus on industrialisation. ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Mar 18  News
Nigeria and the AfCFTA: five updates (i) Nigeria to bid for location of AfCFTA headquarters. The Federal Executive Council has resolved to bid for the location of the headquarters...
Controversy over American Tariffs on imported Steel and Aluminium

Controversy over American Tariffs on imported Steel and Aluminium

15 Mar 18  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminium imports into the United States On Thursday 8 March 2018 the American President...
African Development Bank’s Economic Outlook shows decline in regional economies

African Development Bank’s Economic Outlook shows decline in regional economies

13 Mar 18  News
The African Development Bank has expanded its flagship publication, the African Economic Outlook, with five regional reports. The regional economic studies were released in Tunis (...
ECOWAS Quality Policy Workshop agrees to champion Mutual Recognition Agreements to facilitate trade and industrialization

ECOWAS Quality Policy Workshop agrees to champion Mutual Recognition Agreements to facilitate trade and industrialization

09 Mar 18  News
The African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in partnership with the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO) organized ...
2018 Meeting of SADC Ministers for Employment and Labour and Social Partners

2018 Meeting of SADC Ministers for Employment and Labour and Social Partners

07 Mar 18  News
Report of the Outgoing Chair (South Africa) The past year has been challenging for the SADC-ELS and equally the Troika. Our starting point was to examine and introduce new ways of...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Mar 18  News
Featured statement, WTO DG Roberto Azevêdo: “In light of recent announcements on trade policy measures, it is clear that we now see a much higher and real risk of triggering an ...
AIFE 2018: Investment in agro-industry key to accelerating Ethiopia’s economic growth

AIFE 2018: Investment in agro-industry key to accelerating Ethiopia’s economic growth

06 Mar 18  News
The President of Ethiopia, Mulatu Teshome, on Monday encouraged the international business community and development partners “not to miss the boat” when it comes to investing ...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Lesotho

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Lesotho

06 Mar 18  News
On February 14, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the Article IV consultation with the Kingdom of Lesotho. While Lesotho has grown faster than...
Ticad VI key to Kenya’s industry plan

Ticad VI key to Kenya’s industry plan

05 Mar 18  News
The sixth Tokyo International Conference of Africa’s Development, TICAD, took place for the first time in Africa in Kenya in August 2016, and opened doors for more business betwe...
2017 Nigerian Annual Trade Policy Report

2017 Nigerian Annual Trade Policy Report

05 Mar 18  News
The maiden Nigerian Annual Trade Policy Report has been published by the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN). This report is one of several steps to implement the firm d...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Mar 18  News
PIDA Week 2017 (held on 10-14 December 2017, Swakopmund): outcomes Extract from the conference proceedings: Good practice for PIDA Corridor Implementation (pdf). Several recommen...
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and other African Union (AU) initiatives for economic integration

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and other African Union (AU) initiatives for economic integration

01 Mar 18  Blog
The AfCFTA is part of the broader economic integration and development agenda which has been Africa’s aspiration since independence and led to the formation of the Organisation o...
President Akufo-Addo advocates for increased trade & investment cooperation with Germany

President Akufo-Addo advocates for increased trade & investment cooperation with Germany

01 Mar 18  News
President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says notwithstanding the excellent relations that exist between Ghana and Germany, Ghana has decided to turn our ba...