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Tag: Non-tariff barriers

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Oct 19  News
Underway in Geneva: UNCTAD’s NTMs Week Sessions will cover topics such as the costs and benefits associated with NTMs from a sustainable development perspective, trade tensions ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Sep 19  News
PwC's The Africa Business Agenda 2019: Kenya is top destination for companies seeking expansion in Africa The study by global audit firm PwC, conducted among chief executives arou...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Sep 19  News
ESAAMLG from Arusha to Ezulwini: Looking back and looking ahead (ESAAMLG) The report, ESAAMLG from Arusha to Ezulwini (1999-2019): Looking back and looking ahead (pdf), appropria...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Sep 19  News
AfCFTA sensitisation workshops: Malawi, Kenya Malawi to host AfCFTA sensitization workshops. The Ministry of Trade and Tourism, in partnership with the ECA and the AUC, is org...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Sep 19  News
The following African trade policy events began today: The African Union’s AfCFTA trade in services signalling conference (Cape Town) The UNECA’s ad-hoc expert group meeting ...
Trade facilitation challenges in southern Africa

Trade facilitation challenges in southern Africa

26 Aug 19  Publications
The cost of trade is mainly associated with tariffs and non-tariff costs. Although there are many reasons why these costs are high, minimising trade costs is to the benefit of impo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Aug 19  News
Two commentaries on intra-African trade, pointing to the potential impact of the AfCFTA: Global Trade Review’s (GTR) Africa trade briefing: Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coriolis...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jul 19  News
Diarise: 4th Africa Fintech Summit (21 November, Addis Ababa) Digging beneath the surface: an exploration of the net benefits of mining in Southern Africa (World Bank) Many ex-mi...
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Welfare gains estimates from a general equilibrium model

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Welfare gains estimates from a general equilibrium model

10 Jun 19  News
In March 2018, representatives of member countries of the African Union signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, providing a framework for trade liberaliz...
The proposed AfCFTA online non-tariff barrier reporting, monitoring and eliminating mechanism

The proposed AfCFTA online non-tariff barrier reporting, monitoring and eliminating mechanism

17 May 19  Blog
How will it work? What are stakeholders expecting from this mechanism? The AFCFTA enters into force on 30th May 2019 with high expectations from the continental stakeholders parti...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Apr 19  News
Posted, by the AU: The decisions, declarations, resolution and motions from the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union (February, Addis Ababa). Decisions include: ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Apr 19  News
Concluding today, in Windhoek: UNCTAD regional capacity building training workshop on the use of statistics and the Productive Capacities Index to inform evidence-based policy-maki...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Mar 19  News
The 2019 Economic Report on Africa will be launched tomorrow in Marrakech (pdf) The IMF’s forthcoming World Economic Outlook includes two analytical chapters on trade policy To...
Trade Policy Review: East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda)

Trade Policy Review: East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda)

21 Mar 19  News
The third joint Trade Policy Review of the East African Community (EAC) takes place on 20 and 22 March, 2019 to provide clarification from the EAC members on its trade policies and...
ECA hosts Trade Finance for Female Entrepreneurs workshop at IATF 2018

ECA hosts Trade Finance for Female Entrepreneurs workshop at IATF 2018

17 Dec 18  News
Female entrepreneurs around the globe typically face greater barriers to accessing trade finance than their male counterparts, more so in the developing world where cultural norms ...
SACU’s Trade Facilitation Programme: Talking Regional Customs Modernisation

SACU’s Trade Facilitation Programme: Talking Regional Customs Modernisation

14 Dec 18  Blog
Trade Facilitation in SACU Generally, the Trade Facilitation process intends to reduce impediments and bottlenecks in cross-border trade and thus promote a seamless movement of go...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Dec 18  News
Starting tomorrow: Ministerial Retreat, in Nairobi, on trade facilitation in the EAC: ministers are expected to adopt a declaration of policy objectives for a regional trade f...
Tear down barriers and African e-commerce will thrive, say CEOs

Tear down barriers and African e-commerce will thrive, say CEOs

11 Dec 18  News
Participants at UNCTAD’s Africa eCommerce Week discover that e-commerce will flourish only when governments and businesses across the continent work together. Barriers to domest...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Dec 18  News
Getting to 22: Namibia, South Africa ratify the AfCFTA @AmbMuchanga: More great news on AfCFTA ratification! The National Assembly of Namibia has approved the ratification of ...
AEC2018: Africa’s private sector can be major driver for regional integration

AEC2018: Africa’s private sector can be major driver for regional integration

06 Dec 18  News
Africa’s growing and vibrant private sector can be a major driver of the regional integration across the continent, according to leading experts at the ongoing 2018 African Econo...

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