Tag: Non-tariff barriers

Africa seeks cheaper, faster and easier trade at NTFCs forum

Africa seeks cheaper, faster and easier trade at NTFCs forum

26 Nov 18  News
A landmark forum, co-organized by UNCTAD, focuses efforts by African countries seeking ways to ease interregional and international trade. African countries seeking to reduce the ...
WTO report shows sharp rise in trade-restrictive measures from G20 economies

WTO report shows sharp rise in trade-restrictive measures from G20 economies

22 Nov 18  News
The WTO’s 20th monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures issued on 22 November shows that the amount of trade covered by new import-restrictive measures hit a new hig...
COMESA, EU sign €48 million trade facilitation programme agreement

COMESA, EU sign €48 million trade facilitation programme agreement

21 Nov 18  News
The European Union and COMESA have signed a €48.3 million trade facilitation programme. The COMESA Trade Facilitation Programme (CTFP) aims at deepening regional integration, imp...
WTO members adopt roadmap for reducing technical barriers to trade

WTO members adopt roadmap for reducing technical barriers to trade

19 Nov 18  News
WTO members achieved a breakthrough at a 14-15 November meeting of the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) by agreeing on a list of recommendations that aim at reducing ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Nov 18  News
Featured trade policy tweet, @CohenOnAfrica: US government withdrawal of AGOA privileges from Mauritania due to reports of slavery is essentially symbolic – trade with Mauritania...
Regional integration and non-tariff measures in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Regional integration and non-tariff measures in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

08 Nov 18  News
This report examines non-tariff measures (NTMs) from an economic and an institutional perspective in the context of the regional integration process in West Africa, driven simultan...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Nov 18  News
Released today: Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa – 2017 Extracts (pdf): Overall commitments to Africa’s infrastructure from all sources increased to $81.6bn in 2017 f...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Oct 18  News
Next week, in Nairobi: Seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (10-12 October) The World Bank, IMF Annual Meetings take place next week in Indonesia: (i) 3...
Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds special press conference on Nigerian maritime ports

Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds special press conference on Nigerian maritime ports

03 Oct 18  News
Statement by Mr Babtunde Paul Ruwase, FCA President, LCCI Press conference held at Commerce House, Victoria Island, Lagos on 2 October 2018 On behalf of the Lagos Chamber of Comm...
COMESA: Trade experts propose sanctions on member states introducing new NTBs

COMESA: Trade experts propose sanctions on member states introducing new NTBs

25 Sep 18  News
The next summit of the COMESA Heads of State and Governments is likely to take a firmer stand on countries that introduce non-tariff barriers without notice. But this will depend o...
Agriculture and the African Continental Free Trade Area

Agriculture and the African Continental Free Trade Area

13 Sep 18  Publications
Following on from an analysis of what continued liberalisation in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) may offer African agriculture in the 2017 publication ‘WTO: Agricultural Issu...
Trade Governance Support to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Trade Governance Support to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

31 Aug 18  Blog
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand became, on June 21 this year, only the second head of state to give birth in office, after late prime minister Bhutto of Pakistan. She ...
Promoting Women’s Participation in the AfCFTA

Promoting Women’s Participation in the AfCFTA

29 Aug 18  Blog
The recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area in Kigali on 21 March 2018 marked a momentous occasion in trade policy discourse in Africa. The Agreement seeks to cre...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Aug 18  News
German minister pushes for free trade deal ahead of Africa trip (DW) Germany’s development minister Gerd Müller is promoting a “customs-free trade deal in Africa” ahead of ...
German minister pushes for free trade deal ahead of Africa trip

German minister pushes for free trade deal ahead of Africa trip

22 Aug 18  News
Germany’s development minister Gerd Müller is promoting a “customs-free trade deal in Africa” ahead of his seven-nation Africa visit. Experts say the real issues are being i...
One-stop border post will boost trading

One-stop border post will boost trading

21 Aug 18  News
Southern African trader is cautiously optimistic about a free trade area As the marketing executive of Dairibord Zimbabwe, a stock exchange-listed exporter of food and beverages i...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Aug 18  News
Featured tweet, from @ICA_Africa: The ICA Africa ‘Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa’ report for 2017 is currently in development and should be ready by November 2018. I...
COMESA: 98% of regional non-tariff barriers resolved

COMESA: 98% of regional non-tariff barriers resolved

20 Aug 18  News
A total of 199 out of 204 non-tariff barriers (NTBs) to regional trade that have been reported among the COMESA Member States since the establishment of the Tripartite NTB Online R...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Aug 18  News
A reminder of tomorrow’s UNCTAD forum in Johannesburg: Netrepreneurs: The rise of Africa’s Digital Lions Diarise: (i) EAC-COMESA-SADC Consultative workshop on Trade in Goods (...
Return of free trade as Nairobi-Dar spat ends

Return of free trade as Nairobi-Dar spat ends

09 Jul 18  News
Kenyan officials have announced the end of the long-running trade dispute with Tanzania following a bilateral meeting between the two states in Dar es Salaam. The move will see Ke...