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Africa Climate Summit 2023 – Nairobi: Resource page

Africa Climate Summit 2023 – Nairobi: Resource page

10 Sep 2023Topic NewsTrade and the environment
Background Climate change and global warming pose significant risks to the global community. Its effects are felt in the physical environment in the form of increasing droughts, f...
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Thirteenth WTO Ministerial Conference – Abu Dhabi, February 2024: Resource page

Thirteenth WTO Ministerial Conference – Abu Dhabi, February 2024: Resource page

27 Aug 2023Topic NewsGlobal trade governance
The next meeting of international trade ministers and senior officials from the World Trade Organisation’s 164 members will take place at the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC1...
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2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28): Resources

2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28): Resources

24 Aug 2023Topic NewsTrade and the environment
The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) convened from 30 November to 12 December 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). It saw the first Global Stoc...
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First shipment of resin exported to Cameroon under AfCFTA

First shipment of resin exported to Cameroon under AfCFTA

18 Jul 2023Topic NewsAfrican trade and integration
Tunisia on July 17 exported its first shipment of resin to Cameroon under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), announced the Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX). Customs ...
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EU and Kenya conclude negotiations for an ambitious Economic Partnership Agreement with strong sustainability provisions

EU and Kenya conclude negotiations for an ambitious Economic Partnership Agreement with strong sustainability provisions

19 Jun 2023Topic NewsGlobal trade governance
The EU and Kenya have announced today the political conclusion of the negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The Agreement will boost trade in goods and create n...
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COMESA SG Outlines Key Achievements on Regional Integration

COMESA SG Outlines Key Achievements on Regional Integration

12 Jun 2023Topic NewsAfrican trade and integration
The 22nd COMESA Summit presented an opportunity for the COMESA Secretariat to brief the Heads of State on the state of integration and the milestones that have been covered this fa...
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2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27): Resources

2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27): Resources

29 Oct 2022Topic NewsTrade and the environment
COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh to Focus on Delivering on the Promises of Paris The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 closed on 20 November 2022, delivering a pack...
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WTO members secure unprecedented package of trade outcomes at MC12

WTO members secure unprecedented package of trade outcomes at MC12

17 Jun 2022Topic NewsGlobal trade governance
WTO members successfully concluded the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva on 17 June, securing multilaterally negotiated outcomes on a series of key trade initiatives. Th...
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DG Okonjo-Iweala: Time is running out to reach credible outcomes at MC12

DG Okonjo-Iweala: Time is running out to reach credible outcomes at MC12

16 Jun 2022Topic NewsGlobal trade governance
Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called today (14 June) on members to go the extra mile to find convergence on the various issues at stake at the 12th Ministerial Conference (M...
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Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference – Geneva: Resource page

Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference – Geneva: Resource page

13 Jun 2022Topic NewsGlobal trade governance
WTO members secure unprecedented package of trade outcomes at MC12 WTO members successfully concluded the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), co-hosted by Kazakhstan, in Geneva on...
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COP26 Reaches Consensus on Key Actions to Address Climate Change

COP26 Reaches Consensus on Key Actions to Address Climate Change

15 Nov 2021Topic NewsTrade and the environment
Deliberations under the current session of the COP, CMP and CMA came to an end this Saturday in Glasgow, one day after their scheduled conclusion. The wide-ranging set of decisions...
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COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference: Resources

COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference: Resources

02 Nov 2021Topic NewsTrade and the environment
Background Deliberations under the current session of the COP, CMP and CMA came to an end this Saturday in Glasgow, one day after their scheduled conclusion. The wide-ranging set ...
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Global economy could lose over $4 trillion due to COVID-19 impact on tourism

Global economy could lose over $4 trillion due to COVID-19 impact on tourism

02 Jul 2021Topic NewsGlobal trade governance
Economic losses are mounting in developing countries due to the absence of widespread COVID-19 vaccinations. The crash in international tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic cou...
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COVID-19 slashes foreign direct investment in Africa by 16%

COVID-19 slashes foreign direct investment in Africa by 16%

22 Jun 2021Topic NewsFinance and development
The continent’s commodity-dependent countries have been affected more severely than non-resource-based economies The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on foreign direct...
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COMESA Ministers of Industry approve frameworks for implementing the Regional Industrial Strategy

COMESA Ministers of Industry approve frameworks for implementing the Regional Industrial Strategy

27 May 2021Topic NewsAfrican trade and integration
Ministers of Industry from the 21 COMESA Member States have approved the implementation strategy of the regional local content policy framework and the management of the Special Ec...
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South African government outlines bold steps to grow industrial output and support greater economic inclusion

South African government outlines bold steps to grow industrial output and support greater economic inclusion

19 May 2021Topic NewsTrade law and regulation
A bold set of actions to grow industrial output and support greater economic inclusion was announced today by Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Minister Ebrahim Patel in...
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Thirteenth extraordinary session on the AfCFTA: The Assembly of the Union adopts decision on the start of trading

Thirteenth extraordinary session on the AfCFTA: The Assembly of the Union adopts decision on the start of trading

07 Dec 2020Topic NewsAfrican trade and integration
African Union Heads of State and Government have underscored the urgent need for member states to kick-start trading activities, under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCF...
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COVID-19: Trade-related news, analysis and resources

COVID-19: Trade-related news, analysis and resources

02 Nov 2020Topic NewsTrade law and regulation
tralac is closely monitoring trade-related policy measures and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic adopted and implemented by African countries and beyond. Below is a selection of u...
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African Union Ministers for Trade report progress in AFCFTA negotiations

African Union Ministers for Trade report progress in AFCFTA negotiations

29 Oct 2020Topic NewsAfrican trade and integration
Minister Ebrahim Patel on progress in AFCFTA negotiations Just short of one month after assuming Chairship of the African Union Ministers of Trade, South Africa’s Minister of Tr...
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South Africa’s 2020 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS)

South Africa’s 2020 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS)

29 Oct 2020Topic NewsFinance and development
Finance Minister Tito Tius Mboweni delivered his Medium-Term Budget Policy Speech in Parliament on 28 October 2020 in Cape Town. Below is his speech. Introduction Twenty-si...
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