Tag: Industrial policy

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Oct 18  News
Ottawa Ministerial on WTO reform: joint communiqué (GoC) We note growing trade tensions are linked to major shifts in the global trading landscape. We also note the difficulties ...
Investment Conference bags R290 billion for SA

Investment Conference bags R290 billion for SA

26 Oct 18  News
The inaugural South Africa Investment Conference has secured nearly R290 billion worth of investment announcements for the country “This R290 billion is what we have now in our ...
SA hard at work to clear path for investment: Ramaphosa opens the South Africa Investment Conference

SA hard at work to clear path for investment: Ramaphosa opens the South Africa Investment Conference

26 Oct 18  News
Opening the inaugural South Africa Investment Conference, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on potential investors to invest in the country for more bang for their buck. “We ...
South Africa Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement 2018: Reforms to boost the economy

South Africa Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement 2018: Reforms to boost the economy

25 Oct 18  News
Government on Wednesday announced the proposed reprioritisation of R32.4 billion over the next three years as part of reforms to boost the South African economy. In the Medium Ter...
South Africa welcomes product exclusion for some steel and aluminium products from the Section 232 duties

South Africa welcomes product exclusion for some steel and aluminium products from the Section 232 duties

25 Oct 18  News
The US Department of Commerce has granted product exemptions for imports of 161 aluminium and 36 steel products from the Section 232 duties that the United States imposed against f...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Oct 18  News
Diarise: (i) The East African Legislative Assembly resumed its sitting in Arusha this morning: it continues until 10 November. This week’s EAC calendar of events can be accessed...
Kenyan Industry recommends sectoral strategies to achieve the Big Four Agenda

Kenyan Industry recommends sectoral strategies to achieve the Big Four Agenda

22 Oct 18  News
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has launched a report that seeks to identify cross-cutting constraints to growth, possible solutions, and sector-specific interventions...
Changing nature of competitiveness poses challenges for future of the global economy

Changing nature of competitiveness poses challenges for future of the global economy

17 Oct 18  News
The WEF’s annual study on the global economy finds a competitiveness landscape radically altered by the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution The changing nature of economi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Oct 18  News
Diarise: (i) COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme: validation workshop for cross border road transport agreements, model laws and regulations (2...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Oct 18  News
Featured tweet, @RencapMan: Who’s got the biggest economy in Africa in 2018? If you use the NGN325 exchange rate, it is Nigeria. If you use the market rate, South Africa has retu...
Jobs Summit ends on a high note: Historic agreement signed, sealed, delivered

Jobs Summit ends on a high note: Historic agreement signed, sealed, delivered

05 Oct 18  News
Wrapping up the two-day Jobs Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders to roll-up their sleeves and create the much needed jobs in the country. “This summ...
Africa’s Pulse: Growth in sub-Saharan Africa is slower than expected

Africa’s Pulse: Growth in sub-Saharan Africa is slower than expected

04 Oct 18  News
Investments in non-resource sectors, jobs, and efficient firms and workers are needed Sub-Saharan African economies are still recovering from the slowdown in 2015-16, but growth i...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Sep 18  News
South Africa’s August 2018 merchandise trade statistics show a R8.79 billion surplus from an upwardly revised R5.29 billion deficit in July and above market expectations. “We e...
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...
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...