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DG Azevêdo: “Our efforts in the WTO must translate into real trade gains for LDCs”

DG Azevêdo: “Our efforts in the WTO must translate into real trade gains for LDCs”

02 Jul 18  News
Addressing a meeting of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group on 28 June 2018, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said WTO members need to build on the progress achieved on LDC...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Jun 18  News
AfCFTA Ratification Barometer: Number 4 - Niger; Number 5 - Mali; Number 6 - Swaziland AfCFTA agreement too narrow and hasty: Yao Graham (Graphic) The co-ordinator of the Third W...
Trade among Least Developed Countries set to be boosted following historic WTO collaboration

Trade among Least Developed Countries set to be boosted following historic WTO collaboration

15 Jun 18  News
Least Developed Countries are set to benefit from an agreement that unites the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat and the World Trade Organization (WTO) to boost commerce. Commo...
Forum highlights ‘inclusive trade’ for world’s poorest countries

Forum highlights ‘inclusive trade’ for world’s poorest countries

15 Jun 18  News
With a share of global trade of less than 1%, fresh ideas are needed to bring the world’s poorest countries into the international trading system. Better trade that boosts prosp...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Jun 18  News
AfCFTA Ratification Barometer: Niger becomes the fourth state to deposit its instrument of ratification with the African Union Starting today, in Cape Town: COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripar...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Jun 18  News
UNCTAD: World Investment Report 2018 Developed economies saw the biggest drop in FDI flows in 2017 – at 37%, to $712bn – but this was to some extent expected, after a spike in...
UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

07 Jun 18  News
Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, launched a unique policy compendium in Geneva on 6 June 2018 that aims to assist governments of the world’s mos...
Key Statistics and Trends in Economic Integration: ACP Region

Key Statistics and Trends in Economic Integration: ACP Region

25 May 18  News
The Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) was established by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975 to negotiate and implement cooperation treaties with the European Union....
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 May 18  News
The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank opened yesterday in Busan. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina: Korea is a model for Africa’s industrialization Underway, in...
Ministers from landlocked developing countries call for improved trade, transport and economic opportunities

Ministers from landlocked developing countries call for improved trade, transport and economic opportunities

22 May 18  News
Achieving the SDGs in Landlocked Developing Countries through Connectivity and Trade Facilitation Ministers and senior government officials from landlocked developing countries (L...
Exploring Malawi’s export potential

Exploring Malawi’s export potential

19 Apr 18  News
Regional integration is the key to Malawi’s trade success, according to a new ITC report that uncovers the country’s greatest untapped export potential in agro-processing. Thi...
EU and UNCTAD kick-start project to help Angola diversify its trade

EU and UNCTAD kick-start project to help Angola diversify its trade

11 Apr 18  News
The four-year, €5.5 million ($6.9m) project will give strategic support to the oil-dependent African nation’s efforts to reignite growth and trade its way out of least develope...
Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities, UNCTAD says

Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities, UNCTAD says

04 Apr 18  News
According to UNCTAD, those least prepared for the digital economy have less data on which to base policy decisions, threatening to widen the gap between the “haves” and the “...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Mar 18  News
AfCFTA updates ahead of next week’s Kigali summit: (i) tralac’s Ashly Hope: Trade in services and the AfCFTA – no service is an island. The creation of the Continental Free ...
Making progress on sustainable development, four countries tipped to graduate from ranks of poorest

Making progress on sustainable development, four countries tipped to graduate from ranks of poorest

16 Mar 18  News
Bhutan, Kiribati, São Tomé and Príncipe and Solomon Islands have been recommended for graduation from the special UN category for least developed countries. With increasing nat...
WTO General Council chair: transparency and inclusivity important to build trust

WTO General Council chair: transparency and inclusivity important to build trust

09 Mar 18  News
Remarks by Ambassador Xavier Carim (South Africa) at the conclusion of his final meeting as chair of the General Council Let me start by saying that it has been a privilege to ser...
Post-MC11: Charting a way forward for LDCs, SVEs and SSA countries

Post-MC11: Charting a way forward for LDCs, SVEs and SSA countries

07 Mar 18  News
The 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC11) was held from 10-13 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, against a backdrop of considerable changes to th...
Rwanda: Trade and Economic Profile

Rwanda: Trade and Economic Profile

02 Mar 18  Publications
This Working Paper provides a profile of the economy of Rwanda, an African least-developed country (LDC), with a special emphasis on trade and production (i.e. the real economy).&n...
New book highlights how safe trade solutions help the poorest countries

New book highlights how safe trade solutions help the poorest countries

27 Feb 18  News
Today’s global trade landscape is changing. Higher levels of competition mean consumers worldwide are demanding safer food. Across continents, climate change is adding to th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Feb 18  News
Diarise: East Africa Trade Development Forum (28 February - 1 March, Kampala) African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) Steering Committee: tracking AfCFTA implementation (UNECA) The 3r...

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