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Tag: Multilateral trade agreements

Africa and the WTO’s E-Commerce Agenda

Africa and the WTO’s E-Commerce Agenda

19 Jan 18  Blog
The growth in telecommunications capability across the world has made trade possible through electronic means (cross-border e-commerce). Research from eMarketer shows that global e...
Developing countries should continue trade-easing reforms in wake of WTO deal

Developing countries should continue trade-easing reforms in wake of WTO deal

08 Jan 18  News
The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) commits World Trade Organization (WTO) members to streamlining cross-border trade, but reforms can go further, an UNCTAD report says. New UN...
A nervous WTO Ministerial in Buenos Aires

A nervous WTO Ministerial in Buenos Aires

15 Dec 17  Publications
The word indaba has found widespread use throughout Southern Africa. It refers to an important meeting, usually of like-minded people, to decide matters of mutual concern...
The Appellate Body Crisis

The Appellate Body Crisis

15 Dec 17  Blog
The dispute settlement mechanism of the WTO has been a major innovation in international dispute settlement. It is often referred to as the jewel in the crown of the WTO system. It...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Dec 17  News
Featured tweets on MC11 dynamics, outcomes: @sdonnan: There’s an alternative narrative emerging this morning [Wednesday] at WTO MC11. Just had someone make case to me that we ar...
WTO Ministerial: In landmark move, country coalitions set plans to advance on new issues

WTO Ministerial: In landmark move, country coalitions set plans to advance on new issues

14 Dec 17  News
The WTO’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference has drawn to a close, capping a busy week of talks which saw members only able to endorse limited substantive outcomes at the multilater...
Global civil society reactions to end of WTO Ministerial Conference

Global civil society reactions to end of WTO Ministerial Conference

14 Dec 17  News
The World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference in Buenos Aires concluded without a formal statement, reflecting the deep divide between poorer countries who have demande...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Dec 17  News
ABCA call for papers: Examining the challenges and opportunities of firms’ productivity in Africa Consultancy opportunity: Develop a SADC trade development and trade promot...
Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade outlines actions to empower women

Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade outlines actions to empower women

13 Dec 17  News
For the first time in the history of the World Trade Organization, WTO members and observers have endorsed a collective initiative to increase the participation of women in trade. ...
Public and private sector leaders exchange best practices to implement Trade Facilitation Agreement

Public and private sector leaders exchange best practices to implement Trade Facilitation Agreement

13 Dec 17  News
Public and private sector leaders on 12 December exchanged insights on implementing the World Trade Organisation’s landmark Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) to fully reap the b...
Fisheries subsidies at the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference – Deal or no deal?

Fisheries subsidies at the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference – Deal or no deal?

13 Dec 17  News
On Monday at the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference, the UNCTAD event on ‘Trade, Fisheries Subsidies and SDG14’ provided a platform for discussion to give a deeper understandi...
More than 40 ministers issue joint statement affirming support for the WTO

More than 40 ministers issue joint statement affirming support for the WTO

12 Dec 17  News
Ministers from 44 World Trade Organisation (WTO) members issued a joint statement on 11 December underlining their support for the WTO and reaffirming the “centrality” of the r...
Ministerial Conference opens with signing of presidential declaration in support of WTO

Ministerial Conference opens with signing of presidential declaration in support of WTO

11 Dec 17  News
The World Trade Organization’s 11th Ministerial Conference opened in Buenos Aires on 10 December with a forceful declaration by four Latin American presidents pledging support fo...
11th WTO Ministerial Conference – Buenos Aires: Resource box

11th WTO Ministerial Conference – Buenos Aires: Resource box

08 Dec 17  News
World Trade Organisation (WTO) members wrapped up their 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 13 December 2017, having brought together nearly 4,000 mini...
International customs community adopts the Luxor Resolution on cross-border e-commerce and issues a communiqué to the WTO MC11

International customs community adopts the Luxor Resolution on cross-border e-commerce and issues a communiqué to the WTO MC11

08 Dec 17  News
The WCO Policy Commission (PC) has seized the momentum garnered in the domain of electronic commerce and has unanimously adopted the Luxor Resolution at its meeting held this week ...
AU Trade Commissioner says Africa doing right to create FTA

AU Trade Commissioner says Africa doing right to create FTA

07 Dec 17  News
Africa is doing the right thing in creating the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) despite the current retreat from multilateralism, Albert Muchanga, the African Union’s Commissi...
Preparing for Buenos Aires, can the WTO Deliver on Nairobi Promises?

Preparing for Buenos Aires, can the WTO Deliver on Nairobi Promises?

30 Nov 17  Blog
In December 2017, the 164 member states of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will convene the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is the first time...
African trade blocs urged to adopt pact and ease commerce

African trade blocs urged to adopt pact and ease commerce

30 Nov 17  News
Members of African regional trading blocs have been asked to hasten implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) to reduce cross border trade costs in a bid to grow eco...
DG Azevêdo details process for MC11 as preparations enter final stages

DG Azevêdo details process for MC11 as preparations enter final stages

29 Nov 17  News
Statement by Director-General Roberto Azevêdo at the Formal Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) Meeting and Informal Heads of Delegation Meeting, 28 November 2017 I would li...
WTO agriculture talks intensify as Buenos Aires Ministerial approaches

WTO agriculture talks intensify as Buenos Aires Ministerial approaches

23 Nov 17  News
As trade talks in Geneva enter the final stretch, WTO negotiators have tabled new proposals on agriculture for the Buenos Aires ministerial that begins in just over two weeks. They...

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