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SA ‘non-tariff barriers’ stifling intra-SADC trade – Fundanga

SA ‘non-tariff barriers’ stifling intra-SADC trade – Fundanga

14 Mar 2014
South Africa’s unfair trading practices are frustrating a diversified intra-regional trade in SADC, says Dr Caleb Fundanga. Making a presentation at a Consumer Unit Trust Societ...
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The 20 Year Review: South Africa in the global arena

The 20 Year Review: South Africa in the global arena

13 Mar 2014
The Twenty Year Review was launched by President Jacob Zuma on 11 March 2014. The Review reflects on how the country has progressed since the dawn of democracy in 1994, the challen...
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Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement to come into force on 6 April 2014

Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement to come into force on 6 April 2014

13 Mar 2014
The revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) will come into force on 6 April 2014, effectively two years from the date on which the Protocol amending the Agreement was...
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Appeal for single African passport

Appeal for single African passport

13 Mar 2014
A Ghanian MP at the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) gathering in Midrand, South Africa yesterday mooted the idea of launching a common African passport to boost the integration of all...
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Focus on effectiveness and sustainability of development cooperation: WTO expert

Focus on effectiveness and sustainability of development cooperation: WTO expert

12 Mar 2014
World Trade Organization’s Development Division Director Shishir Priyadarshi on Monday stated that the two key dimensions to development cooperation is its effectiveness and sust...
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Latest UNCTAD Investment Policy Monitor released – Message from Mr. James Zhan

Latest UNCTAD Investment Policy Monitor released – Message from Mr. James Zhan

12 Mar 2014
It is my pleasure to share with you UNCTAD’s twelfth Investment Policy Monitor. The Monitor finds that twenty five countries took thirty six investment policy measures in the re...
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Africa – a new era for partnerships with the south

Africa – a new era for partnerships with the south

12 Mar 2014
The economic weight of Southern actors at the global level over the last two decades has been unprecedented in speed and scale. Whilst growth levels of western economies plummeted...
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South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry visits tralac’s Master of Commerce programme

South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry visits tralac’s Master of Commerce programme

12 Mar 2014
On Friday 7 March 2014, South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, delivered a presentation on South Africa’s Trade Policy and Strategic Framework to th...
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African Integration Fund: Feasibility study

African Integration Fund: Feasibility study

11 Mar 2014
Background Despite numerous resolutions made by African leaders, the African integration process has been marked by slow progress due to differences in political commitment vis-à...
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Growing middle-class leading consumption drive in rapid-growth markets

Growing middle-class leading consumption drive in rapid-growth markets

11 Mar 2014
Growing middle-class leading consumption drive in rapid-growth markets Across the rapid-growth markets there will be nearly 200 million middle-class households by 2022 up from 94 ...
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The continent of opportunities

The continent of opportunities

11 Mar 2014
Healthy ties and improved infrastructure make the African continent ripe and right for Indian industry The African continent today represents new horizons and opportunities for In...
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Africa’s push to add value to minerals now a riskier gamble

Africa’s push to add value to minerals now a riskier gamble

10 Mar 2014
African government efforts to force mining companies to process minerals before export may backfire as they come up against weakening commodity prices and investor demands that fir...
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Improved trade policies in fish sectors could address gender inequalities

Improved trade policies in fish sectors could address gender inequalities

10 Mar 2014
New UNCTAD-EIF study of the fisheries sector in The Gambia shows trade policies have to be inclusive if they are to reduce poverty. The expansion of the fisheries sector could hel...
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SACU: The inconvenient institution?

SACU: The inconvenient institution?

10 Mar 2014
The article aptly titled “SACU Dead Man Walking” giving a SACU Perspective by Professor Roman Grynberg needs further reflection and critical insight. There is no denying the f...
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Tanzania most active in removing NTBs

Tanzania most active in removing NTBs

07 Mar 2014
EAC launches Common Market Score Card 2014 in Dar es Salaam The East African Common Market Score Card has revealed that the United Republic of Tanzania is the most active in remov...
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EU proposes responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones

EU proposes responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones

07 Mar 2014
High Representative (HR) of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht today [5 March, 2014] proposed an integrated EU...
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UNCTAD-ITC Partnership on Trade faciliation

UNCTAD-ITC Partnership on Trade faciliation

07 Mar 2014
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have joined forces to assist developing countries in the implementation of ...
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Top African court ‘powerless’ to reinstate SADC Tribunal

Top African court ‘powerless’ to reinstate SADC Tribunal

06 Mar 2014
The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights has said it has no authority in the fight to fully reinstate the Southern African human rights Tribunal, which was suspended a...
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EU Trade Ministers pledge TTIP support as talks enter next stage

EU Trade Ministers pledge TTIP support as talks enter next stage

06 Mar 2014
EU trade ministers meeting in Athens last week pledged their full support to the ongoing trade talks with the US, as part of a broader push on both sides to allay concerns from pub...
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EAC, EU sign 4.5m Euro agreement to support regional integration agenda

EAC, EU sign 4.5m Euro agreement to support regional integration agenda

06 Mar 2014
The East African Community Secretariat and European Union Delegation to the United Republic of Tanzania and to the EAC today signed a Financing Agreement totaling 4.45 Million Euro...
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