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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Oct 17  News
Digital innovation in trade finance: have we reached a tipping point? (Swift) The Boston Consulting Group published a white paper, to which SWIFT contributed, on digital innovatio...
COMESA adopts revised RCTG Operations Manual

COMESA adopts revised RCTG Operations Manual

20 Oct 17  News
The Council of the Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme (RCTG) has adopted the revised Operations Manual with amendments and decided that it should be circulated to all member...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Oct 17  News
From the UN’s Africa Week 2017: remarks by Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Today, regional blocks in South and Central America, Southeast Asia and Chi...
Better roads and automation cut East Africa freight costs

Better roads and automation cut East Africa freight costs

19 Oct 17  News
The cost of transporting a 40 foot (ft) container between Mombasa and Kampala, Kenya’s biggest transit trade market, has gone down 34.2 per cent in the last four years on the bac...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Oct 17  News
CFTA negotiations: chief negotiators conclude 7th round of negotiations (AU) The negotiators (2-7 October) made substantial progress towards the conclusion of CFTA negotiations an...
Establishment of a Single African Air Transport Market: Ministerial Working Group Experts’ meeting

Establishment of a Single African Air Transport Market: Ministerial Working Group Experts’ meeting

12 Oct 17  News
The Single African Air Transport Market is to be launched during the January 2018 African Union Summit. In preparation for the launch, the Experts of the Ministerial Working Group,...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Oct 17  News
Featured tweet, @WTODGAZEVEDO: Informal WTO ministerial gathering in Marrakesh just finished. Encouraged by the political support and focused discussions as we approach MC11. In Pr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Oct 17  News
Africa and the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference: four updates (i) Yesterday in Marrakech: Ministerial meeting of the KENSA Group (trade ministers from Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, South ...
Senior government officials and experts to discuss trade facilitation in Southern Africa

Senior government officials and experts to discuss trade facilitation in Southern Africa

09 Oct 17  News
The Economic Commission for Africa office for Southern Africa will organize the Twenty Third Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of Southern Africa on the t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Oct 17  News
Applications are now open for tralac’s e-course: Trade in the 21st Century – legal and policy considerations for Africa. Note the closing date: 11 October 2017 tralac’s week...
Zimbabwe transit management system and the international best practice

Zimbabwe transit management system and the international best practice

04 Oct 17  Discussion
Elisha Tshuma, Customs and Trade Facilitation Expert, discusses the challenges facing Zimbabwe with regards to transit cargo processing and customs management Zimbabwe recently ga...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Sep 17  News
Featured @AUTradeIndustry tweet (from the ongoing BIAT conference in Tanzania): Intra-Africa Trade would double from the current level of ~$170bn per year to almost $400bn by addre...
Rail and road transportation and firm productivity: Evidence from Tanzania

Rail and road transportation and firm productivity: Evidence from Tanzania

30 Aug 17  News
Modal choice between rail and road transportation Rail transport generally has the advantage for large-volume long-haul freight operations. The literature generally shows that shi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Aug 17  News
Profiled trade and integration events: (i) Today, in Maputo: South Africa-Mozambique Bi-national Commission. The South African government’s proposal to lead regional efforts to ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Aug 17  News
Today’s trade and integration event pointers: The political and socio-economic integration of the African continent: the role of the Pan-African Parliament (22-25 August, Ca...
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

29 May 17  News
Think 20 Summit: Global Solutions (29-30 May, Berlin). Input by PwC’s Bob Moritz: The forces of globalisation, technology, and financial growth need to be reset for the future A...
North-South Rail Corridor study: An example of what Africans can achieve when working together

North-South Rail Corridor study: An example of what Africans can achieve when working together

29 May 17  News
Movement of people and cargo by rail in the SADC region has been on a decline over the last decade due to a significant under investment in infrastructure and rolling stock. Most ...
African chambers of commerce discuss best practices in use of single windows in enabling cross border trade

African chambers of commerce discuss best practices in use of single windows in enabling cross border trade

25 May 17  News
The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI), in collaboration with the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC), concluded a two-day consultative meeting on Tuesday, 23 May,...

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