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tralac's Daily News Selection

tralac's Daily News Selection

18 Nov 19  News
Underway in Addis Ababa: (i)  SheTrades Global 2019 (held in conjunction with the World Export Development Forum). Discussions will engage with women entrepreneurs from 40 bu...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Oct 19  News
EXIM 2019 Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee convenes interagency meeting to advance President Trump’s Prosper Africa Initiative (Exim Bank, US) The 2019 Sub-Saharan Africa A...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Oct 19  News
African trade policy events to diarise: The first meeting of the AfCFTA Council of Ministers responsible for trade takes place next week in Addis Ababa (24-25 October). It wil...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Oct 19  News
Underway in Geneva: UNCTAD’s NTMs Week Sessions will cover topics such as the costs and benefits associated with NTMs from a sustainable development perspective, trade tensions ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Jul 19  News
Underway, in Niamey: 9th Session of African Ministers of Trade in preparation for the Extra-Ordinary Summit scheduled for 7 July. The summit will also be preceded by the Civil Soci...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jun 19  News
The role of rules of origin in boosting intra-African trade: a CNBC interview with Junior Davis, chief of UNCTAD’s Africa Section AfDB voting powers, as at 31 May 2019. Key reg...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 May 19  News
African trade policy events to note: An EAC experts meeting on the AfCFTA takes place today (by video conference) Botswana Competition Policy Peer Review Report dissemination eve...
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...

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