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Tag: Non-tariff barriers

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Nov 17  News
Underway, in Dar es Salaam: The East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference & Exhibition 2017. The theme: Accelerating industrialization, innovation and investme...
Ghana condemns obstacles to easy movement of goods into Nigeria

Ghana condemns obstacles to easy movement of goods into Nigeria

14 Nov 17  News
In spite of the seemingly rosy economic and business relations that exist between Nigeria and Ghana, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana, Carlos Ahenkora, has decried ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Nov 17  News
Underway, in Arusha: EAC Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment. High on the agenda of the meeting are progress reports on; Status of the implementation of pre...
G20 countries show restraint in new trade restrictions, despite economic uncertainties

G20 countries show restraint in new trade restrictions, despite economic uncertainties

10 Nov 17  News
The WTO’s eighteenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures, issued on 9 November 2017, shows that G20 economies introduced fewer trade-restrictive measures compar...
Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VIII: Bringing the Continental Free Trade Area about

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VIII: Bringing the Continental Free Trade Area about

06 Nov 17  News
The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is the first flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and a key initiative in the industrialization and economic development of ...
African trade liberalisation: implications for the clothing sector

African trade liberalisation: implications for the clothing sector

02 Nov 17  Publications
The objective of this working paper is to update earlier tralac research by Sandrey et al. (2014) and extend it by concentrating on intra-African trade and trading regimes to asses...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Nov 17  News
Featured tweet, @selemani: 44 of the 55 African States belong to more than 1 regional economic community. Why the overlap? Trade and integration policy workshops starting today: I...
EAC Trade and Investment Report 2015

EAC Trade and Investment Report 2015

01 Nov 17  News
This EAC Trade and Investment Report analyses the trade and investment flows in 2015. Its main purpose is to gauge EAC trade performance in the global macro-economic and trade cont...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Oct 17  News
Comparative perspective: The Asian Economic Integration Report 2017 This year’s Asian Economic Integration Report (pdf) introduces a new composite index to gauge the progress of...
Better roads and automation cut East Africa freight costs

Better roads and automation cut East Africa freight costs

19 Oct 17  News
The cost of transporting a 40 foot (ft) container between Mombasa and Kampala, Kenya’s biggest transit trade market, has gone down 34.2 per cent in the last four years on the bac...
10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration: Implementation of the CFTA and shared gains

10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration: Implementation of the CFTA and shared gains

19 Oct 17  News
The Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration of the ECA (Economic Commission for Africa) Conference of Ministers meets on a biennial basis to review the work undertaken in...
Zimbabwe transit management system and the international best practice

Zimbabwe transit management system and the international best practice

04 Oct 17  Discussion
Elisha Tshuma, Customs and Trade Facilitation Expert, discusses the challenges facing Zimbabwe with regards to transit cargo processing and customs management Zimbabwe recently ga...
SheTrades: Promoting SME competitiveness in Kenya

SheTrades: Promoting SME competitiveness in Kenya

02 Oct 17  News
Women play a vital role in Kenya’s economy. They make up almost half the labour force, and studies show they invest more of their income than men do in the education, health and ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Sep 17  News
UNCTAD’s first Non-Tariff Measures Week concludes today in Geneva: an overview; an interview with Dr Manish Pande (Director of Quality Council of India) The WTO Public Foru...
Understanding non-tariff measures is key for sustainable growth and development

Understanding non-tariff measures is key for sustainable growth and development

26 Sep 17  News
UNCTAD is organizing its first Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) Week in Geneva from 25-27 September 2017 to shed light on the importance of mandatory trade-related regulations and volunt...
Bringing the CFTA about: Key factors for success

Bringing the CFTA about: Key factors for success

21 Sep 17  News
How can African negotiators and policymakers ensure that the CFTA will be successful? With the imminent release of the latest edition in the Assessing Regional Integration in Afric...
UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, 64th session begins in Geneva

UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, 64th session begins in Geneva

11 Sep 17  News
UNCTAD Secretary-General targets trade barriers and calls for decisions to turn into action Reducing barriers to trade and achieving true development for all countries were issues...
Update on the outcome of the Third Meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

Update on the outcome of the Third Meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

05 Sep 17  News
Convened by the African Union Department of Trade and Industry from 20th August to 1st September, 2017, in Durban, Republic of South Africa I. Introduction From 21st August to ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Aug 17  News
Featured infographics from tralac’s latest resource page: (i) South Africa’s trade relationship with Africa, (ii) US – Africa trade profile 2010-2016, (iii) Africa’s used c...
Hub survey quantifies time and cost spent on West African trade barriers

Hub survey quantifies time and cost spent on West African trade barriers

29 Aug 17  News
Certain administrative barriers to trade in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have been eliminated on paper for decades. But the gap between policy and reality...

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