Tag: Intellectual property

tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

09 Sep 20  News
National news South Africa’s GDP tanks 51% in the second quarter (BusinessTech) South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) dropped by a massive 51% in the second quarter of ...
WHO, WIPO, WTO launch updated study on access to medical technologies and innovation

WHO, WIPO, WTO launch updated study on access to medical technologies and innovation

29 Jul 20  News
On 29 July, the Directors-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO presented a new edition of the Trilateral ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jul 20  News
Call for Papers: AfDB/UNECA/UNDP African Economic Conference 2020 for young African researchers Request for Proposals: Undertake feasibility study, design, establish and provide a...
How will Phase II of the AfCFTA be negotiated, ratified and implemented?

How will Phase II of the AfCFTA be negotiated, ratified and implemented?

26 Mar 20  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aims to establish a comprehensive new trade regime for Africa. The Preamble to the AfCFTA Agreement refers to “the need to establ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jan 20  News
Launching tomorrow in Abidjan: The AfDB’s flagship African Economic Outlook 2020. The theme: Developing Africa’s workforce for the future. A preview of UNCTAD’s Illicit Trad...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Aug 19  News
The Ministerial Session of the 2019 AGOA Forum began to today in Abidjan: selected updates The theme of this year’s Forum is AGOA and the Future: Developing a new trade para...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Jul 19  News
Special issue on US-SSA trade and investment The public hearing, US Trade and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: recent trends and new developments, takes place today, 24 July, in ...
The proposed AfCFTA Protocol on Intellectual Property Rights

The proposed AfCFTA Protocol on Intellectual Property Rights

17 May 19  Blog
The AfCFTA Protocol on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) will be negotiated during Phase II. The draft legal text has to be submitted to the January 2021 Session of the AU Assembl...
Where to for Africa’s Silicon Valley?

Where to for Africa’s Silicon Valley?

27 Nov 18  Blog
Approximately a year ago, tralac published a working paper that overviewed South Africa’s software development industry cluster in the Western Cape Province[1]. The Western Cape ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Sep 18  News
PIDA Week 2018: Realising Africa’s integration through smart infrastructure and good governance (Nepad) The 2018 PIDA Week (29 October – 2 November, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe) ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Aug 18  News
Underway, in Arusha: Meeting of EAC-SACU technical officials on an exchange of tariff offers Starting today, in Nairobi: EAC meeting to develop a harmonised framewo...
Response to IIPA comments to USTR regarding South Africa’s Copyright Amendments Bill and AGOA eligibility

Response to IIPA comments to USTR regarding South Africa’s Copyright Amendments Bill and AGOA eligibility

27 Aug 18  News
IIPA claims that South Africa’s copyright reform bill would make the country ineligible for AGOA benefits The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is conducting its annual ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Aug 18  News
The 5th COMESA Annual Research Forum is underway in Nairobi: download the programme (pdf) The annual meetings of the African Caucus for the World Bank and the International Moneta...
8th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Communiqué

8th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Communiqué

05 Jul 18  News
 Joint Communiqué The 8th BRICS Trade Ministers met on 5 July 2018 in Magaliesburg, South Africa under the chairmanship of Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry ...
COMESA searching for solutions to transform and sustain competitive businesses

COMESA searching for solutions to transform and sustain competitive businesses

19 Jun 18  News
The COMESA-Connect Industry Dialogue set for June 21st to 22nd, in Kigali, will bring together high level technical expertise from the public and private sector to provide common s...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 May 18  News
The two-day Ministerial Session of the EAC Council starts today in Arusha. The meeting will, inter alia, consider the Status of Implementation of the EAC Brand Architecture Strateg...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 May 18  News
A New Times interview with Donald Kaberuka: Reforming the AU is not a choice of the few, but an imperative for all A reposting, from tralac: The consolidated draft text of the AfC...
Why Africa should not ignore what happened in Buenos Aires

Why Africa should not ignore what happened in Buenos Aires

15 Feb 18  Publications
The 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), held in Buenos Aires in December 2017, was a disappointment. It has been described in The Economist as “the...
Global civil society reactions to end of WTO Ministerial Conference

Global civil society reactions to end of WTO Ministerial Conference

14 Dec 17  News
The World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference in Buenos Aires concluded without a formal statement, reflecting the deep divide between poorer countries who have demande...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Dec 17  News
In Harare today: Finance and Economic Planning minister Patrick Chinamasa presented the first budget in the post-Robert Mugabe era. Previews from NewsDay, Bloomberg. Access the ful...