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Building a region coast-to-coast – SADC strategy for economic transformation

Building a region coast-to-coast – SADC strategy for economic transformation

01 Jul 2014
The vision of southern Africa as an emerging economy with infrastructure that works coast-to-coast will be closer to reality after the regional Summit hosted by Zimbabwe in August....
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Cotton development meeting focuses on regional efforts to make aid more effective

Cotton development meeting focuses on regional efforts to make aid more effective

30 Jun 2014
Regional African organizations are increasing their involvement in developing the continent’s cotton sector to ensure aid reaches farmers who really need it, and strengthen produ...
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Status of Integration in Africa (SIA V)

Status of Integration in Africa (SIA V)

30 Jun 2014
The fifth edition of the Status of Integration in Africa report (SIA V) contains information on the implementation process of the integration agenda by the Regional Economic Commun...
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AU proposes $522.12 million budget for 2015

AU proposes $522.12 million budget for 2015

30 Jun 2014
The African Union (AU) has proposed 522.12-million-dollar budget for 2015, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. According to documents made available to NAN in Malabo on Frid...
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‘Bilateral trade between Nigeria/Britain to exceed £8bn target this year’

‘Bilateral trade between Nigeria/Britain to exceed £8bn target this year’

27 Jun 2014
The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) says it expects bilateral trade between both nations to exceed its targets this year. Prime Minister David Cameron and President Go...
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Azevêdo warns against revisiting Bali decisions

Azevêdo warns against revisiting Bali decisions

27 Jun 2014
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, at the Trade Negotiations Committee meeting on 25 June 2014, noted concerns about efforts by some delegations to revisit the Trade Facilitation A...
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Manufacturing pharmaceuticals: An untapped opportunity

Manufacturing pharmaceuticals: An untapped opportunity

27 Jun 2014
Ever since the high tech generic drug production facility, Cinpharm-Cameroon, was set up, it is relatively easier for Cameroonians to have access to medicines. Now a low wage earne...
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TTIP and the Investment Dimension: What is the state of play?

TTIP and the Investment Dimension: What is the state of play?

26 Jun 2014
Speech by Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner for Trade British American Business Event London, 24 June 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, We are meeting in an impressive place ...
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India should seal trade pact with EU

India should seal trade pact with EU

26 Jun 2014
It will be a win-win deal. The crux, of course, is for the Government to make it happen Despite several rounds of the negotiations which started in 2007, the proposed EU-India...
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Tanzania restricts sugar imports

Tanzania restricts sugar imports

26 Jun 2014
Tanzania is expected to release a policy on sugar importation this July that will be aimed at protecting sugar companies in the country as well as ensuring that local sugar compani...
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New Trade Facilitation Programme underway for Customs

New Trade Facilitation Programme underway for Customs

25 Jun 2014
The World Customs Organisation (WCO) has announced that a new trade facilitation model, which will be open to all member countries, including Nigeria, would soon be unveiled. The ...
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Government approves R200-million grant for the Southern African Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster (SASTAC)

Government approves R200-million grant for the Southern African Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster (SASTAC)

25 Jun 2014
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has approved a R200-million Grant Fund and a 5-Year Plan for the establishment of a National Cluster to leapfrog local industry's com...
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Progress and Pitfalls: Development Policy Forum Africa Summit

Progress and Pitfalls: Development Policy Forum Africa Summit

25 Jun 2014
Speech by Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development, at the Friends of Europe’s Development Policy Forum (DPF) annual Africa Summit entitled ‘Africa: Progress and ...
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Schlettwein wants BIPA law promulgated this year

Schlettwein wants BIPA law promulgated this year

24 Jun 2014
The draft bill on establishing the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) is already before the Cabinet Committee on Legislation, said Minister of Trade and Industry, ...
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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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