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Tag: Non-tariff barriers

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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Aug 17  News
Concluding today, in Kampala: ATAF, URA, AfDB high-level dialogue on the nexus between tax policy and tax administration Concept note (pdf): Much of the traditional tax regime for...
AGOA: Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits in Calendar Year 2018

AGOA: Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits in Calendar Year 2018

16 Aug 17  News
Federal Register Notice This notice announces the initiation of the annual review of the eligibility of the sub-Saharan African countries to receive the benefits of the African Gr...
CFTA Negotiations – the end game

CFTA Negotiations – the end game

14 Aug 17  News
At their last summit this July, the African presidents reiterated their determination to launch the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) this year, that is, by December 2017. They di...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Aug 17  News
The AGOA Forum 2017 begins today: the programme. Profiled AGOA Forum tweet, by SACU’s ES, Paulina Elago: Attending the African Trade Ministers’ preparatory meeting ahead of th...
Lobbies want trade barriers removed

Lobbies want trade barriers removed

08 Aug 17  News
Kenyan and Tanzanian businesses are calling for the elimination of various non-tariff barriers that slow down trade between the two countries. A consultative meeting held in Dar e...
Intra-SADC trade remains limited: How can it be boosted?

Intra-SADC trade remains limited: How can it be boosted?

02 Aug 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discusses how intra-regional trade in the Southern African Development Community can be improved Boosting intra-regional trade in Africa, and ...
USTR publishes 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

USTR publishes 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

01 Aug 17  News
The 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE) is the 32nd in an annual series that highlights significant foreign barriers to U.S. exports. This...
WTO members record lowest monthly average in new trade restrictions since 2008

WTO members record lowest monthly average in new trade restrictions since 2008

25 Jul 17  News
Between mid-October 2016 and mid-May 2017 WTO members recorded the lowest monthly average of new trade restrictions since the financial crisis of 2008, according to the Director-Ge...
South Africa: Find new ways to boost growth and job creation

South Africa: Find new ways to boost growth and job creation

24 Jul 17  News
The South African economy has registered tremendous progress over the past two decades, boosting living standards and lifting millions out of poverty nationwide. Further reforms ar...
East and Southern Africa to develop trade database

East and Southern Africa to develop trade database

19 Jul 17  News
Inadequate access to trade data has hindered free flow of goods and services in fields such as agriculture and health among countries in East and Southern African, experts say. Ho...
Aid for Trade Global Review 2017: Sample case stories

Aid for Trade Global Review 2017: Sample case stories

14 Jul 17  News
Ahead of the Aid for Trade Global Review 2017, a monitoring and evaluation exercise was conducted to survey Aid-for-Trade results and priorities. The monitoring exercise invited th...
More inclusive global value chains can advance productivity and growth in developing countries

More inclusive global value chains can advance productivity and growth in developing countries

11 Jul 17  News
Global value chains are transforming world trade, but must be more inclusive if they are to deliver greater benefits to developing countries and smaller companies, according to a n...
Modelling the economic impact of the Tripartite FTA: Its implications for the economic geography of Southern, Eastern and Northern Africa

Modelling the economic impact of the Tripartite FTA: Its implications for the economic geography of Southern, Eastern and Northern Africa

10 Jul 17  News
This study evaluates the economic impact of the proposed Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) on consumption, industrial production, and trade, across the 26 African countries. The st...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016

03 Jul 17  Publications
Regional integration continues to enjoy strong political support in Africa. But the winds of change blowing in the global economy are being felt on the continent too. It is clear t...
EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with East and Southern Africa (ESA) – Implications for Zimbabwe

EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with East and Southern Africa (ESA) – Implications for Zimbabwe

28 Jun 17  Publications
The European Union has been negotiating the World Trade Organisation (WTO)-compatible Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of ...
Chokepoints and vulnerabilities in global food trade

Chokepoints and vulnerabilities in global food trade

27 Jun 17  News
Physical ‘chokepoints’ along trade routes are critical to global food security. The importance of these chokepoints and the risks of closure or disruption are increasing, but s...
The clock is ticking for World leaders to generate wealth from sustainable fisheries

The clock is ticking for World leaders to generate wealth from sustainable fisheries

07 Jun 17  News
UNCTAD will organize an event themed “Enhancing trade opportunities for Least Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States through the fisheries sector” to address c...
What are the top 5 challenges Africa is facing?

What are the top 5 challenges Africa is facing?

01 Jun 17  Discussion
Tarik Oguz, tralac Research Advisor – ICT, discusses the challenges facing African countries today and what needs to be done in order to address them We observed another Africa ...
Import Controls in Zimbabwe: Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 and more

Import Controls in Zimbabwe: Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 and more

01 Jun 17  Publications
Industrial policy initiatives are very much on the agenda at both national and regional levels in Africa. The debate, however, about what an industrial policy is and what it should...

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