Tag: Informal economy

tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

05 Nov 20  News
National WWF launches plastics report, encourages deeper collaboration to end pollution (Engineering News) All actors in the plastics value chain have a role to play in dealing w...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

23 Oct 20  News
National Tax hikes and changes proposed for South Africa – including digital products and services (BusinessTech) South Africa is facing a significant shortfall in revenue coll...
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27 May 20  News
The inaugural virtual meeting of the Kenya-US Free Trade Agreement Negotiations Secretariat took place today, Kenya’s CS Trade and Industry Betty Maina has announced. Ghana’s ...
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25 May 20  News
Trudi Hartzenberg: Some reflections on Africa Day 2020, COVID-19 and the AfCFTA We will all remember Africa Day 2020. Africa Day, which we have been celebrating on 25 May each yea...
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08 May 20  News
ECA leads discussion on Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown exit strategies (ECA) African countries are turning their attention to lockdown exit plans as they seek to limit economic and ...
Informal Cross Border Trade in Africa in a Time of Pandemic

Informal Cross Border Trade in Africa in a Time of Pandemic

07 Apr 20  Blog
Informal cross-border trade (ICBT) forms a significant part of intra Sub-Saharan African (SSA) trade. It contributes income, provides jobs and empowers women in some of the most fr...
Hitting Where it Hurts – Pandemic Border Closures and SSA’s Most Vulnerable Informal Cross-Border Traders

Hitting Where it Hurts – Pandemic Border Closures and SSA’s Most Vulnerable Informal Cross-Border Traders

07 Apr 20  Blog
A related tralac blog, in the same series as this one, discusses the phenomenon of informal cross-border trade (ICBT) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in the context of the current Covi...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jul 19  News
Diarise: The 7th Annual East Africa International Arbitration Conference 2019 takes place on 29-30 August in Nairobi Featured African trade policy tweets: @AfricaMediaHu...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Jul 19  News
AfCFTA ratification update, from @ch_nji: “It’s done, Cameroon has ratified the AfCFTA today, 19 July 2019. Instrument of ratification to be deposited with the depository in th...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Apr 19  News
Joint AfDB, AUC, UNECA, Afreximbank expert group meeting on informal cross-border trade (16-17 April, Abidjan) Informal cross-border trade has remained a dilemma for the African c...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Feb 19  News
32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union: opening address by President Kagame The future of the global economy is digital. At this Summit, we will consider guidelines for a comm...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Oct 18  News
A new tralac Trade Brief: Intra-African trade – focusing on trade within Regional Economic Communities This paper gives an overview of the trade within the eight RECs recognised...
A push for the formalization of women cross-border trade in West Africa

A push for the formalization of women cross-border trade in West Africa

20 Sep 18  News
The Nigeria chapter of the New Faces New Voices (NFNV), an initiative of the Graca Machel Trust, in partnership with the United Parcel Service, the US-headquartered global logistic...
The World Bank’s Africa Region Gender Action Plan FY18-22

The World Bank’s Africa Region Gender Action Plan FY18-22

20 Sep 18  News
This Regional Gender Action Plan (RGAP) presents the broad approach that the Africa Region of the WBG will take to address gender inequality FY18-22. The RGAP is not intended to ...
Promoting Women’s Participation in the AfCFTA

Promoting Women’s Participation in the AfCFTA

29 Aug 18  Blog
The recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area in Kigali on 21 March 2018 marked a momentous occasion in trade policy discourse in Africa. The Agreement seeks to cre...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jul 18  News
Forthcoming African trade and infrastructure events:   Pre-TICAD energy sector and Africa Investment Forum seminar (2 August, Tokyo) UNCTAD's The rise of Africa's Digital Li...
Small-scale cross-border trade in Africa: Why it matters and how it should be supported

Small-scale cross-border trade in Africa: Why it matters and how it should be supported

05 Jun 18  News
Small-scale cross-border trade can play a fundamental role in contributing to poverty reduction and food security across Africa. How can it be supported to ensure that it delivers ...
Informal cross-border trading – review of the simplified trade regimes in east and southern Africa

Informal cross-border trading – review of the simplified trade regimes in east and southern Africa

08 Mar 18  Publications
This Trade Brief presents a discussion of the importance of Informal Cross-Border Trading (ICBT) for socio-economic development in the east and southern Africa region. Althoug...
Borderline: Women in informal trade want to do business legally and become more prosperous

Borderline: Women in informal trade want to do business legally and become more prosperous

06 Mar 18  News
Cross-border trade has broad women’s economic empowerment, poverty alleviation and development ramifications in many developing countries. UNCTAD travelled to half a dozen front...
Informal WTO Ministerial gathering on the sidelines of the WEF emphasises the need for political discussion on development

Informal WTO Ministerial gathering on the sidelines of the WEF emphasises the need for political discussion on development

02 Feb 18  News
The Informal World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Gathering on the side-lines of World Economic Forum (WEF) was convened by Switzerland on 26 January 2018 as an opportunity f...