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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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Trade Policy Review: Ghana

Trade Policy Review: Ghana

16 Jun 2014
The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Ghana took place on 26 and 28 May 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Gov...
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Sustainability of sugar industry to be under severe strain – SSA

Sustainability of sugar industry to be under severe strain – SSA

13 Jun 2014
Swaziland Sugar Association (SSA) Chief Executive Officer Mike Matsebula says the sustainability of the sugar industry will be under severe strain for the next few years. He said ...
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Global manufacturing recovering but growth prospects for developing and emerging industrial economies remain fragile

Global manufacturing recovering but growth prospects for developing and emerging industrial economies remain fragile

13 Jun 2014
World manufacturing has entered a phase of steady growth after a prolonged period of recession. Global manufacturing output rose 5.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2014, the high...
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Africa, Brazil, China may back India on WTO caps

Africa, Brazil, China may back India on WTO caps

13 Jun 2014
Food security subsidies are in danger Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher has said that India is eager to find permanent protection for its food subsidies from WTO caps. The ...
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Obama’s high-risk Africa Summit

Obama’s high-risk Africa Summit

12 Jun 2014
The president is breaking with tradition during a meeting with more than 50 African leaders. In eight weeks, Washington, D.C., will see another historic event: the first U.S.-Afri...
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Using trade policy to address renewable energy access challenges in Africa

Using trade policy to address renewable energy access challenges in Africa

12 Jun 2014
What role can trade policy play in tackling the various challenges that prevent a large-scale deployment of renewable energy systems in Africa?  Estimates from the Internatio...
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African states warned: Don’t rush to sign EPAs

African states warned: Don’t rush to sign EPAs

12 Jun 2014
Former President Benjamin Mkapa has warned African countries not to rush into signing the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) saying domestic industries will be affected and many...
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BRICS emerging nations close to launching bank; to start lending in 2016

BRICS emerging nations close to launching bank; to start lending in 2016

11 Jun 2014
The five BRICS nations will likely agree to fund their $100 billion development effort equally, giving them the same rights in a new multilateral bank that could start lending in t...
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