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Tag: Non-tariff barriers

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...
Rate of new trade restrictions from G20 economies doubles against previous period

Rate of new trade restrictions from G20 economies doubles against previous period

05 Jul 18  News
The WTO’s nineteenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures covering the period from mid-October 2017 to mid-May 2018, issued on 4 July, shows that new trade-restr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Jul 18  News
BRICS Industry and Trade ministers meet this week in South Africa (4 and 5 July, respectively, pdf) Diarise: Launch of the AUC’s inaugural African Development Dynamics Report (1...
Trump Administration looks toward the future U.S.-African trade and investment relationship

Trump Administration looks toward the future U.S.-African trade and investment relationship

02 Jul 18  News
Trade in goods between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa increased nearly six percent to $39 billion between 2015 and 2017, according to a report delivered to Congress on 29...
Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa: Inquiry report

Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa: Inquiry report

29 Jun 18  News
On 13 June 2016, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 14 February 2018: Australi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jun 18  News
Next month’s BRICS Summit: preview by Standard Bank’s Jeremy Stevens South Africa will host the 10th annual summit of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa group. ...
Tanzania Diagnostic Trade Integration Study Update 2017

Tanzania Diagnostic Trade Integration Study Update 2017

26 Jun 18  News
Boosting growth and prosperity through agribusiness, extractives, and tourism The Tanzania Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) 2017 identifies priority actions in support of...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jun 18  News
Underway, in Dar es Salaam: Workshop on establishing a National Trade Facilitation Roadmap in Tanzania (25-29 June) Underway, in Victoria Falls: NEPAD Agency, PIDA_Africa strategi...
AfCFTA negotiations after Kigali – keeping an eye on the end game

AfCFTA negotiations after Kigali – keeping an eye on the end game

20 Jun 18  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations took an important step forward in early June, as the African Union (AU) Ministers of Trade adopted the legally scrubbe...
Synergies between the AfCFTA and Tripartite FTA will benefit Africa’s traders and consumers, says ECA Chief

Synergies between the AfCFTA and Tripartite FTA will benefit Africa’s traders and consumers, says ECA Chief

18 Jun 18  News
Seventh Meeting of the Tripartite Sectoral Ministerial Committee for Trade, Customs, Finance, Economic Matters and Home/Internal Affairs Executive Secretary of the Economic Commis...
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and non-tariff barriers (NTBs)

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and non-tariff barriers (NTBs)

05 Jun 18  Blog
Non-tariff barriers are some of the most prolific barriers to intra-Africa trade. If the AfCFTA is successful in addressing these barriers, significant progress can be made to incr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jun 18  News
Dr Donald Kaberuka: There is a time for everything – the African Continental Free Trade Area (pdf, Wilson Center) That said, the AfCFTA is not just about physical merchandise. I...
Africa Day 2018: Moving forward with the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area – Opportunities and challenges

Africa Day 2018: Moving forward with the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area – Opportunities and challenges

04 Jun 18  News
On May 24, 2018, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion on “Moving Forward with the Implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area – Opportunities and C...
AfroChampions Initiative and African Union undertake sensitization program on the African Continental Free Trade Area

AfroChampions Initiative and African Union undertake sensitization program on the African Continental Free Trade Area

31 May 18  News
AfCFTA awareness-raising campaign: West African tour The AfroChampions Initiative and the African Union Commission began their first roadshow to raise local entrepreneurs’ aware...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 May 18  News
Diarise: The private sector and regional integration in Southern Africa – accelerating opportunities for investment and growth (11-13 June, Lilongwe) Selected commentaries: Pie...
Key Statistics and Trends in Economic Integration: ACP Region

Key Statistics and Trends in Economic Integration: ACP Region

25 May 18  News
The Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) was established by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975 to negotiate and implement cooperation treaties with the European Union....
Inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa

Inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa

21 May 18  News
On 13 June 2017, the Australian Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee launched an inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 May 18  News
Underway in Cape Town: tralac’s first training workshop for journalists who write on trade and integration matters. The workshop includes practical exercises, reviewing cas...
Intra-Commonwealth trade and investment to exceed US$1.5 trillion

Intra-Commonwealth trade and investment to exceed US$1.5 trillion

06 Apr 18  News
Intra-Commonwealth trade and productive greenfield investment is expected to reach US$1.6 trillion by 2020, in spite of the global trade slowdown caused by the 2008 financial crisi...

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