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DG Azevêdo at India’s ministerial meeting of developing and least developed countries: ‘Make your voices heard’ on reform issues

DG Azevêdo at India’s ministerial meeting of developing and least developed countries: ‘Make your voices heard’ on reform issues

14 May 19  News
Participating in an Informal WTO Ministerial Meeting organised by the Indian government in New Delhi on 13 May, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo outlined the current discussions r...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 May 19  News
New commentaries on the AfCFTA: tralac’s Gerhard Erasmus: The institutional design of the AfCFTA. Why do international trade arrangements have their own institutions? What ...
New ACP-EU Partnership: Chief negotiators conclude successful series of regional consultations, culminating with African leaders’ meeting

New ACP-EU Partnership: Chief negotiators conclude successful series of regional consultations, culminating with African leaders’ meeting

07 May 19  News
On 3 May 2019, in Eswatini, Chief negotiators Neven Mimica and Robert Dussey met with African Ministers to discuss the African pillar of the future partnership between the EU and 7...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Mar 19  News
Tunisia has formally ratified its membership of COMESA – becoming its 20th member Diarise: Transforming Mauritius – policies to foster industrialisation and development. The w...
South Sudan kicks off WTO membership negotiations

South Sudan kicks off WTO membership negotiations

26 Mar 19  News
At the first meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of South Sudan on 21 March 2019, WTO members expressed support for working with the world’s youngest nation in order to...
Trade and gender training, new research and EIF initiative announced on Women’s Day at WTO

Trade and gender training, new research and EIF initiative announced on Women’s Day at WTO

08 Mar 19  News
World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevêdo announced new efforts for women’s economic empowerment through trade, including a training module and new researc...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Feb 19  News
AfCFTA ratification update, @AUC_MoussaFaki: “Egypt’s parliament approves ratification of the AfCFTA, bringing total parliamentary approvals to 19, of which 15 have alrea...
An undifferentiated WTO: Self-declared development status risks institutional irrelevance

An undifferentiated WTO: Self-declared development status risks institutional irrelevance

17 Jan 19  News
Communication from the United States In the preamble to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, the Parties recognized that “their relations in the fi...
African Group Declaration on WTO issues

African Group Declaration on WTO issues

15 Jan 19  News
We, Ministers of Trade of the Member States of the African Union, meeting in Cairo, on 12 and 13 December 2018, at the occasion of the 7th Meeting of the African Minister...
EU and ACP countries conclude first round of negotiations to modernise their relations

EU and ACP countries conclude first round of negotiations to modernise their relations

18 Dec 18  News
The two chief negotiators met on Friday, 14 December 2018 in Brussels to take stock of the progress achieved and discuss next steps. The first series of talks between the EU and 7...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Dec 18  News
African trade events to diarise: African Ministers of Trade meeting (12-13 December, Cairo); 1st SADCSTAN workshop to adopt Harmonised Transport Standards (10-14 December, South Af...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Nov 18  News
The South Africa-Zimbabwe bilateral free trade agreement terminates today. What does this mean for the future of their bilateral trade relationship? A tralacBlog by Elisha Tsh...
World’s poorest countries must nurture dynamic businesses

World’s poorest countries must nurture dynamic businesses

20 Nov 18  News
UNCTAD’s Least Developed Countries Report 2018 examines how the world’s most disadvantaged countries can foster entrepreneurship to create jobs and help end poverty. Governmen...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Oct 18  News
Alert: The Doing Business 2019 report will be released tomorrow (Wednesday) Featured newsletter: African Cotton, Textiles & Apparel Monitor #32 Featured trade commentaries: R...
Promoting foreign direct investment to LLDCs: Luncheon at the World Investment Forum 2018

Promoting foreign direct investment to LLDCs: Luncheon at the World Investment Forum 2018

30 Oct 18  News
On 25 October 2018, on the sidelines of the World Investment Forum in Geneva, the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Coun...
Export diversification and employment in Africa

Export diversification and employment in Africa

19 Oct 18  News
There is a general consensus that trade has high potential to foster inclusive growth and create employment. Thus, classical trade theorists recommended active trade participatio...
Race to the next income frontier: How Senegal and other low-income countries can reach the finish line

Race to the next income frontier: How Senegal and other low-income countries can reach the finish line

14 Sep 18  News
Opening remarks by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Center for Global Development book launch Good afternoon. Thank you, Masood, for your kind introduction. It is a ...
Domestic resource mobilization crucial for Africa to successfully implement SDGs, says ECA’s Elhiraika

Domestic resource mobilization crucial for Africa to successfully implement SDGs, says ECA’s Elhiraika

11 Jul 18  News
Mobilising domestic resources, from both the public and private sectors, is central to Africa’s collective success in achieving the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and ...
China makes great contribution to the world as WTO member: White paper

China makes great contribution to the world as WTO member: White paper

03 Jul 18  News
The State Council Information Office of China on Thursday released a white paper, titled “China and the World Trade organization”, highlighting China’s significant contributi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Jul 18  News
BRICS Industry and Trade ministers meet this week in South Africa (4 and 5 July, respectively, pdf) Diarise: Launch of the AUC’s inaugural African Development Dynamics Report (1...

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