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Third Trade Policy Review of Mozambique: Minutes of the Meeting

Third Trade Policy Review of Mozambique: Minutes of the Meeting

20 Jun 17  News
The third Trade Policy Review of Mozambique was held on 3 and 5 May 2017, allowing Members to have a better understanding of Mozambique’s trade and investment policies as well as...
New phase for Hub and Spokes trade initiative which aids Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

New phase for Hub and Spokes trade initiative which aids Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

19 Jun 17  News
An innovative trade initiative which is expanding opportunities for business, employment and prosperity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will be extended to February 201...
The clock is ticking for World leaders to generate wealth from sustainable fisheries

The clock is ticking for World leaders to generate wealth from sustainable fisheries

07 Jun 17  News
UNCTAD will organize an event themed “Enhancing trade opportunities for Least Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States through the fisheries sector” to address c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Jun 17  News
The African Statistical Yearbook 2017 is launched (UNECA) The Yearbook series is a result of joint efforts by major African regional organizations to set up a joint data coll...
The potential of the blue economy: Increasing long-term benefits of the sustainable use of marine resources for SIDS and coastal LDCs

The potential of the blue economy: Increasing long-term benefits of the sustainable use of marine resources for SIDS and coastal LDCs

06 Jun 17  News
Humanity’s relationship with the oceans, and how people use and exploit their resources, is evolving in important ways. While the oceans are increasingly becoming a source of fo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Jun 17  News
A reminder: The ECOWAS Heads of State summit takes place on Sunday Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (17-19 May): presentations are now available for download Adva...
WCO leads discussions on freedom of transit for landlocked countries

WCO leads discussions on freedom of transit for landlocked countries

02 Jun 17  News
The economic developments of many countries that are ‘locked’ by lands are often hindered by the lack of access to the sea. Even if their industrial or agricultural products ar...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 May 17  News
Latest tralac Newsletter: Willemien Viljoen comments on Africa’s recent agricultural trade performance Just posted: Africans moved more freely in 2016, according to second ...
Global growth strengthens in line with economic forecasts, but prospects for some of world’s poorest regions deteriorate: UN report

Global growth strengthens in line with economic forecasts, but prospects for some of world’s poorest regions deteriorate: UN report

17 May 17  News
Shifting international policy landscape heightens uncertainty around prospects for world trade, development aid and climate targets Growth in the global economy has picked up...
Development Committee Communiqué: An essential role, a new approach

Development Committee Communiqué: An essential role, a new approach

24 Apr 17  News
Even as the global economy begins to strengthen, major risks remain for developing countries and the world’s poor. The World Bank Group retains an essential role in helping ensur...
Women must play a bigger role in trade

Women must play a bigger role in trade

24 Mar 17  News
Women must have a more prominent role in trade, experts said at a meeting in New York organized by UNCTAD and the Governments of Finland and Sweden. The meeting, held on 17 March ...
WTO members review further proposals to ease global trade in services

WTO members review further proposals to ease global trade in services

24 Mar 17  News
WTO members discussed five new or enhanced proposals to advance services negotiations at meetings of the Working Party on Domestic Regulation and the Services Council on 14-17 Marc...
Sustainable Development Goals critical for better future for all – deputy UN chief Amina Mohammed

Sustainable Development Goals critical for better future for all – deputy UN chief Amina Mohammed

01 Mar 17  News
Delivering her first address as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed underlined that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are essential for a safe and secure...
How should the UK trade with developing countries after Brexit?

How should the UK trade with developing countries after Brexit?

28 Feb 17  News
In a previous blog, Traidcraft presented their views on how the UK should trade with the world post-Brexit. Now that it is clear that the UK is going to be leaving the Customs...
Realising the potential of services SMEs in developing economies

Realising the potential of services SMEs in developing economies

17 Feb 17  News
The development of services sectors in least developed countries (LDCs) and low-income countries (LICs) has the potential to generate economic growth, raise incomes, and reduce pov...
Trade, finance, and development: Getting the institutions right

Trade, finance, and development: Getting the institutions right

17 Feb 17  News
What should policymakers do to improve the enabling environment for trade and finance to better contribute to sustainable development? The primacy of economic institutions as dete...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Feb 17  News
A tiny slice of services trade in a globalised world: introducing tralac’s latest capacity-building initiative tralac is currently in the process of launching its first online c...
Least developed countries propose new caps on trade-distorting farm subsidies at WTO

Least developed countries propose new caps on trade-distorting farm subsidies at WTO

03 Feb 17  News
WTO members must agree to cuts and new ceilings for trade-distorting farm subsidies, says a proposal from a group of dozens of the world’s poorest countries at the global trade b...
Leveraging services and digital potential for inclusive economic growth

Leveraging services and digital potential for inclusive economic growth

30 Jan 17  News
The development of well-functioning and efficient services sectors is crucial to achieving structural transformation and sustainable and inclusive growth in LDCs and LICs. Further...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jan 17  News
Starting, Sunday, in Cape Town: the inaugural UN World Data Forum Learning to Compete: evidence on exporting and firm-level performance (UNU-WIDER) This Special Issue by the Jour...

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