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Tag: Multilateral trade agreements

Azevêdo reports “excellent start” on efforts to put Doha Round back on track

Azevêdo reports “excellent start” on efforts to put Doha Round back on track

17 Mar 14  News
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo reported to the General Council on 14 March 2014 that the chairs of the negotiating groups have completed the first round of consultations on...
Europe, America and the Transatlantic Partnership

Europe, America and the Transatlantic Partnership

05 Mar 14  News
The United States and Europe are poised to create the world’s largest Free Trade Area under the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The negotiations ...
Deal signed for Asia Africa Europe cable system

Deal signed for Asia Africa Europe cable system

30 Jan 14  News
Seventeen telecommunications companies have signed a construction and maintenance agreement for the planned Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) cable system. The cable will interconnect ...
EAC states not ready for TRIPS, ask for extension

EAC states not ready for TRIPS, ask for extension

07 Mar 13  News
The East African Community (EAC) partner states should ask the World Trade Organisation to unconditionally accord the Least Developed Group (LDC) an extension of the transition per...
Training for the National Trade Negotiations Team Uganda, 18-20 June 2012

Training for the National Trade Negotiations Team Uganda, 18-20 June 2012

22 Jun 12  Event
tralac organised a training programme for the National Trade Negotiations Team of Uganda from 18-20 June 2012. This training sought, among other things, to improve the knowledge an...
The World Trade Organisation: an African Perspective, more than a decade later

The World Trade Organisation: an African Perspective, more than a decade later

19 Jan 10  Publications
The current Round of trade negotiations is the first ‘Development Round’. Given the challenges of addressing development issues in the context of trade negotiations in the WTO ...
Workshop on Flexibilities in International Intellectual Property Rules and Local Production of Pharmaceuticals for the Southern Central and West African Region, 7-9 December 2009

Workshop on Flexibilities in International Intellectual Property Rules and Local Production of Pharmaceuticals for the Southern Central and West African Region, 7-9 December 2009

17 Dec 09  Event
The workshop was organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Capacity Buil...
tralac Trade in Services Workshop – Rwanda, 9-12 December 2008

tralac Trade in Services Workshop – Rwanda, 9-12 December 2008

19 Dec 08  Event
tralac presented a workshop in Gisenyi, Rwanda from 9 to 12 December 2008. The first part of the workshop gave participants an introduction to the role of law and institutions...

Draft amendments to the WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement – any reason to get excited?

03 Oct 08  Publications
On 30 November 2007 the World Trade Organization (WTO) published draft amendments to the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 199...

WTO and the Singapore Issues

20 Nov 06  Publications
A feature of the World Trade Organization (WTO) during its first ten years has been the impact of the so-called Singapore issues of investment, competition, government procurement ...

The ability of select sub-Saharan African countries to utilise TRIPs Flexibilities and Competition Law to ensure a sustainable supply of essential medicines: A study of producing and importing countries

20 Sep 06  Publications
The impact of the WTO Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) on access to essential medicines in the developing world is an issue that has gripp...

The WTO Trade Policy Review Mechanism: Application and benefit to SACU

09 Jun 06  Publications
If you are trading into a country, you want to know as much as possible about the conditions of trade that exist in that country. Trade policies and practices are valuable sources ...

The WTO ten years on: Trade and Development

18 May 06  Publications
Development issues have long been a component of the multilateral trading system and it is widely recognised that there is a strong link between trade and development. The nature o...
The Multifibre Agreement – WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing

The Multifibre Agreement – WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing

28 Apr 06  Publications
Quantitative restrictions to limit international trade in certain goods have existed for a long time already, but in no sector have they been as common and broadly applied as in th...
Regional Strategy Meeting on Hong Kong Trade Ministerial Conference Outcomes: Implications for Poverty Reduction in SADC, 6-7 April 2006

Regional Strategy Meeting on Hong Kong Trade Ministerial Conference Outcomes: Implications for Poverty Reduction in SADC, 6-7 April 2006

10 Apr 06  Event
The Doha Development package: Did the Hong Kong WTO conference bring the Doha round any closer to conclusion? tralac was invited to make a presentation at a meeting convened ...

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