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UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, 59th executive session (Africa)

UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, 59th executive session (Africa)

24 Jun 2014
The fifty-ninth executive session of the Trade and Development Board will be held on 23-25 June 2014 in Room XXVI of the Palais des Nations, Geneva. A report on UNCTAD’s activit...
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Walmart puts faith in SA’s future

Walmart puts faith in SA’s future

24 Jun 2014
Spending a week recently in the US city of Bentonville, Arkansas, to attend Walmart’s shareholders’ meetings, underscored why the company’s investment in South Africa three y...
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Rules to raise value of regional trade

Rules to raise value of regional trade

23 Jun 2014
The value of East African Community intra-regional trade is set to rise following the review of the cross-border passage rules of origin on export goods originating from the part...
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Argentina once more on the map, invited by BRICS

Argentina once more on the map, invited by BRICS

23 Jun 2014
As Argentina starts to mend fences with the international financial markets, the emerging powers that make up the BRICS bloc invited it to their next summit. This could be a step t...
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Igniting agricultural growth and transformation in Africa

Igniting agricultural growth and transformation in Africa

23 Jun 2014
At the African Union (AU) summit in Maputo, Mozambique in 2003, African Heads of State and Government made a resolute and resounding commitment to tackle food insecurity and to acc...
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SA fails to clarify its domestic and foreign polices

SA fails to clarify its domestic and foreign polices

20 Jun 2014
Though Africa is rhetorically South Africa’s first foreign policy priority, in reality it runs a poor second to the rest of Brics (Brazil, Russia, India and China), the former Bu...
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New rules of origin to boost regional trade

New rules of origin to boost regional trade

20 Jun 2014
Regional trade and the logistics industry could be boosted further following the revision of the rules of origin on exports originating from the East African Community bloc. Accor...
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UN Climate Talks shift to negotiating mode toward 2015 deal

UN Climate Talks shift to negotiating mode toward 2015 deal

20 Jun 2014
The latest round of UN climate talks saw countries move into negotiating mode on some of the substantive details that will need to be hammered out over the next 18 months in order ...
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Azevêdo reports trade restrictions down slightly, urges G-20 leadership on post-Bali agenda

Azevêdo reports trade restrictions down slightly, urges G-20 leadership on post-Bali agenda

19 Jun 2014
The WTO’s report on G-20 trade measures, issued on 18 June 2014, said that “G-20 members put in place 112 new trade restrictive measures during the period mid November 2013 to ...
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Hailing 50 years of UN work on trade and development, Ban looks to the challenges ahead

Hailing 50 years of UN work on trade and development, Ban looks to the challenges ahead

19 Jun 2014
Arriving in Geneva to mark the 50th anniversary of the United Nations body that promotes international trade to fight poverty, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today th...
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China to nix rare earth export restrictions following WTO ruling

China to nix rare earth export restrictions following WTO ruling

19 Jun 2014
China is said to be planning to get rid of strict export quotas and duties on certain rare earth elements, media reports indicated late last week. The rumoured move comes shortly a...
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SACU considering proposals on revenue sharing

SACU considering proposals on revenue sharing

18 Jun 2014
Paulina Elago, the newly appointed executive secretary of SACU, tells The Namibian’s Chamwe Kaira about her appointment, the future of SACU and her love for salsa dancing. CHAMW...
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Swaziland braces itself for AGOA exit

Swaziland braces itself for AGOA exit

18 Jun 2014
The threat of Swaziland being suspended from a US preferential trade agreement for poor progress in meeting democratic norms is threatening the livelihoods of tens of thousands of ...
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Obama’s free trade strategy falters in Asia

Obama’s free trade strategy falters in Asia

18 Jun 2014
Amid simmering territorial conflicts across the Western Pacific, specifically between China and its neighbours in the South and East China Seas, coupled with China rising to the ra...
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June 2014 Graduation: Master of Commerce in Management Practice specialising in Trade Law and Policy

June 2014 Graduation: Master of Commerce in Management Practice specialising in Trade Law and Policy

17 Jun 2014
tralac wishes to congratulate all the students that graduated with the degree of Master of Commerce in Management Practice specialising in Trade Law and Policy from the University ...
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Launch of the East African Payment System (EAPS)

Launch of the East African Payment System (EAPS)

17 Jun 2014
The Secretary General and the entire East African Community Secretariat staff wishes to commend and congratulate the Governors of East African Partner States Central Banks foll...
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African leaders, business community push for financing of priority regional infrastructure projects

African leaders, business community push for financing of priority regional infrastructure projects

17 Jun 2014
It is well-known that the poor state of infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa cuts economic growth by up to two percentage points and stifles business productivity by as much as 40 ...
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Financial services off the table at next round of TTIP talks

Financial services off the table at next round of TTIP talks

17 Jun 2014
Financial services will remain off the negotiating table in the next round of talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), according to a leaked draft of t...
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WB lowers projections for global economic outlook, urges developing countries to double down on domestic reforms

WB lowers projections for global economic outlook, urges developing countries to double down on domestic reforms

16 Jun 2014
Developing countries are headed for a year of disappointing growth, as first quarter weakness in 2014 has delayed an expected pick-up in economic activity, according to the World B...
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Kenya to host 100 ministers in key trade meeting

Kenya to host 100 ministers in key trade meeting

16 Jun 2014
Kenya is next week set to host a big delegation of ministers from Europe, Africa and the Caribbean for two crucial meetings on trade and development. Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secre...
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