Login

Register




Building capacity to help Africa trade better

All News

India has to decide on trade: Kerry

India has to decide on trade: Kerry

31 Jul 2014
India’s willingness to support a rules-based trading order and fulfil its obligations would help to welcome greater investment from the U.S., Secretary Kerry said. While Ind...
read more
Extend Agoa, urges SA

Extend Agoa, urges SA

30 Jul 2014
South Africa wants the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to be extended for a 15-year period. “Our views as South Africa are very similar to the views of Africa, Agoa el...
read more
Economic policy threat to trade deal

Economic policy threat to trade deal

30 Jul 2014
South Africa risks being left out of the lucrative African Growth and Opportunity Act – a preferential trade programme, writes Peter Fabricius. US ambassador to South Africa Pat...
read more
EPA talks collapse, need ‘political solutions’

EPA talks collapse, need ‘political solutions’

30 Jul 2014
The East African Community and the European Union have yet again failed to agree on the long awaited Economic Partnership Agreements, putting the principal market for Kenya fresh...
read more
SADC Gender Protocol 2014 Barometer

SADC Gender Protocol 2014 Barometer

30 Jul 2014
In August 2008, Heads of State of the Southern African Development Community adopted the ground-breaking SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. This followed a concerted campaign...
read more
U.S.-Africa Civil Society Forum: Recommendations for engagement on the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit

U.S.-Africa Civil Society Forum: Recommendations for engagement on the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit

30 Jul 2014
The upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit, taking place from August 4-6, provides an important opportunity for the United States government and African heads of state to engage in...
read more
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Deepening trade and commercial ties

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Deepening trade and commercial ties

30 Jul 2014
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit blog series is a collection of posts discussing efforts to strengthen ties between the United States and Africa ahead of the first continen...
read more
Financial inclusion to hit 25% in Tanzania by 2016

Financial inclusion to hit 25% in Tanzania by 2016

30 Jul 2014
The government wants at least 25% of the population to be included in the formal financial sector by 2016. It is hoped that this will cause a substantial reduction in poverty le...
read more
Hearing on Advancing the U.S. Trade Agenda: Trade with Africa and the African Growth and Opportunity Act

Hearing on Advancing the U.S. Trade Agenda: Trade with Africa and the African Growth and Opportunity Act

29 Jul 2014
House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee held a hearing on trade with Africa and the African Growth and Opportunity Act on July 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. BACKGROUND In 2000, Con...
read more
Trade facilitation will support African industrialisation

Trade facilitation will support African industrialisation

29 Jul 2014
In this column, Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), argues that the Trade Facilitation Agreement delivered by the Bali package in December las...
read more
SADC Meeting of Ministers of the Trade, Industry & Finance & Investment Cluster – Gaborone, Botswana

SADC Meeting of Ministers of the Trade, Industry & Finance & Investment Cluster – Gaborone, Botswana

29 Jul 2014
The Trade Industry Finance and Investment Cluster of Ministers met in Gaborone on 17-18 July 2014. The meetings were preceded by the meetings of their senior officials who met from...
read more
Govt urged to create code of governance for Dar corporations

Govt urged to create code of governance for Dar corporations

29 Jul 2014
To enable smooth operations of businesses, stakeholders urge the government to form a code of governance that sets standards and principles on how corporate bodies much work. ...
read more
SD sugar production expected to increase post-EPA

SD sugar production expected to increase post-EPA

29 Jul 2014
Following conclusion of the economic partnership agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states, the local sugar in...
read more
OECD-AfDB seminar on addressing policy impediments to private investment in African infrastructure

OECD-AfDB seminar on addressing policy impediments to private investment in African infrastructure

29 Jul 2014
Discussions related to fostering private investment in Africa’s infrastructure have multiplied in recent years. There is widespread recognition that the continent’s infrastruct...
read more
Nigeria: Illicit flows and corporate tax dodgers compound poverty

Nigeria: Illicit flows and corporate tax dodgers compound poverty

29 Jul 2014
In a recent speech, President Obama criticized corporate entities avoiding tax remittances through the exploitation of legal tax loopholes in a practice known as tax inversion. Rec...
read more
WTO’s Least Developed Countries submit collective request on Services waiver

WTO’s Least Developed Countries submit collective request on Services waiver

29 Jul 2014
Earlier this week, the WTO’s poorest members, known as the Least Developed Country (LDC) Group, submitted a collective request regarding the preferential treatment they would lik...
read more
African Economic Outlook 2014: Regional Edition - Southern Africa

African Economic Outlook 2014: Regional Edition - Southern Africa

28 Jul 2014
The African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2014 Regional Editions are now available. An extract from the Southern Africa report is reproduced below. Click here to download. Overview In S...
read more
SADC finally signs EU trade deal

SADC finally signs EU trade deal

28 Jul 2014
After 10 years of negotiations, the Southern African Development Countries (SADC) has initialed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union, beating an October ...
read more
Tanzanian products could be locked out of market

Tanzanian products could be locked out of market

28 Jul 2014
Tanzania risks having its products locked out of the rest of East Africa from November, as it lags behind in adopting harmonised regional standards. The harmonised standards...
read more
Azevêdo reports “very good level of engagement” on Doha Round work programme

Azevêdo reports “very good level of engagement” on Doha Round work programme

28 Jul 2014
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in his report to the General Council on 25 July as chair of the Trade Negotiations Committee, said that there had been “a very good level of en...
read more

Contact

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel +27 21 880 2010