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Kenya: Ambitious project rolled out to increase exports by 20 percent

Kenya: Ambitious project rolled out to increase exports by 20 percent

20 Nov 17  News
Kenya has crafted a new strategy to revitalise exports that have stagnated for some time. The National Export Development and Promotion Strategy aims to grow exports by 20 per cen...
South African economy resurgent on consumer demand, exports

South African economy resurgent on consumer demand, exports

17 Nov 17  News
South African bulk exports surged by 30.7 per cent year-on-year in October to a new record The recent data point to a resurgent South African economy after it exited a technical r...
China-Africa expo provides new platform for industrial capacity cooperation

China-Africa expo provides new platform for industrial capacity cooperation

14 Nov 17  News
An upcoming exposition will create a new platform for Chinese and African businesses to strengthen industrial capacity cooperation, officials said Monday. The China-Africa Industr...
EAC unveils Industrial Competitiveness Report 2017

EAC unveils Industrial Competitiveness Report 2017

13 Nov 17  News
The East African Community (EAC), in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Korea, on Friday launched the EAC Industr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Nov 17  News
Featured African trade tweets: @AnnMbiruru: Good news for transporters from Dar. Only 3 police roadblocks are official in Tanzania between Dar es Salaam and Mutukula, said TZ Pres...
1st AU Symposium on Special Economic Zones and Industrial Development

1st AU Symposium on Special Economic Zones and Industrial Development

07 Nov 17  News
The first African Union Symposium on Special Economic Zones and Industrial Development takes place at the Best Western Plus Lusaka Grand Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia from 7-10 November ...
African trade liberalisation: implications for the clothing sector

African trade liberalisation: implications for the clothing sector

02 Nov 17  Publications
The objective of this working paper is to update earlier tralac research by Sandrey et al. (2014) and extend it by concentrating on intra-African trade and trading regimes to asses...
Uganda: 8th Annual Joint Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review

Uganda: 8th Annual Joint Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review

27 Oct 17  News
The Trade sector is one of the key sectors that contribute to the economic development of the country. Every year sector stakeholders meet at a conference to review the performanc...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Oct 17  News
Africa Week 2017 is underway at the UN: update, downloads SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: updates from yesterday’s regional conference in Johannesburg. (i) Minister Davi...
Economic overview: Recent developments in the global and South African economies – August 2017

Economic overview: Recent developments in the global and South African economies – August 2017

17 Oct 17  News
With the domestic drivers of growth currently under strain, the South African economy will most likely have to rely on exports for a positive performance. Consumer and business co...
Even Africa’s poorest countries are too expensive to be the world’s next manufacturing hub

Even Africa’s poorest countries are too expensive to be the world’s next manufacturing hub

17 Oct 17  News
Even though the global economy has evolved significantly in the last few decades away from the industrial revolution – which transformed many of the world’s advanced countries ...
Stiglitz delivers inaugural Ndiaye Lecture, urges coordinated strategy for Africa’s economic success

Stiglitz delivers inaugural Ndiaye Lecture, urges coordinated strategy for Africa’s economic success

16 Oct 17  News
The Babacar Ndiaye Lecture Series, an international series introduced by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), debuted in Washington D.C. on Sunday, 15 October 2017 with No...
The role of applied import duties on intermediate goods in industrial development: the case of South African clothing

The role of applied import duties on intermediate goods in industrial development: the case of South African clothing

26 Sep 17  Publications
The South African clothing sector has been under significant pressure in recent years as it attempts to become internationally competitive. This Trade Brief looks at how import tar...
Rwanda: Economy grows 4 percent in second quarter of 2017

Rwanda: Economy grows 4 percent in second quarter of 2017

26 Sep 17  News
The Rwandan economy grew by 4 per cent in the second quarter of 2017 largely driven by agriculture and services sector, according to the latest official figures that were released ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Sep 17  News
Third African Union Customs Expert Trade Facilitation Forum: Day 1 update WTO upgrades forecast for 2017 as trade rebounds strongly (WTO) The estimate for growth in world merchan...
Leapfrogging: The key to Africa’s development?

Leapfrogging: The key to Africa’s development?

21 Sep 17  News
Despite sustained economic growth over the past two decades, Sub-Saharan Africa faces massive challenges and significant gaps in many development outcomes. Although poverty has bee...
Changes in technology and trade disrupting manufacturing-led development

Changes in technology and trade disrupting manufacturing-led development

21 Sep 17  News
New policies needed to ensure developing countries can ompete Advances in technology and changing trade patterns are affecting opportunities for export-led manufacturing. Smart au...
ECA calls Uganda to make industrial policy more effective

ECA calls Uganda to make industrial policy more effective

15 Sep 17  News
In the last two decades, Uganda’s economy has been performing impressively and has managed to reduce, by over half, the proportion of people living in poverty. However, in 2016 t...
ICE 2017: ECA praised for “excellent initiative” in Central Africa

ICE 2017: ECA praised for “excellent initiative” in Central Africa

14 Sep 17  News
Cameroon’s Minister of Trade, Mr. Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, has described the upcoming meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee of Experts for Central Africa (ICE 2017) as...
Dti pushes ahead with localisation to boost domestic growth

Dti pushes ahead with localisation to boost domestic growth

13 Sep 17  News
South Africa is working towards more effective monitoring and enforcement of localisation of products and compliance with local content requirements, Trade and Industry M...

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