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Tag: Non-tariff barriers

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Apr 18  News
Towards a Mauritius-China FTA: trade negotiations begin (GoM) The first round of negotiations on the Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement kicked off yesterday. The Head of the Mau...
Kenya, Mozambique to revive cooperation

Kenya, Mozambique to revive cooperation

03 Apr 18  News
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb Monica Juma and her Mozambique counterpart H.E. Jose Condungua Pacheco on 30 March held bilateral talks on the sidelines of President Uhuru Ke...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Mar 18  News
AfCFTA updates: (i) Posted by the AU:Decision on the draft agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (ii) Kenya’s Cabinet has approved the Africa Continen...
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and non-tariff barriers (NTBs)

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

22 Mar 18  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses how the AfCFTA can help address the challenge of non-tariff barriers faced by African traders Non-tariff barriers are some of the m...
WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and Doing Business reforms: Are they related and how?

WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and Doing Business reforms: Are they related and how?

14 Mar 18  News
Small differences in the time and cost to trade can determine whether or not a country participates in global value chains. In this respect, the World Trade Organization’s ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Mar 18  News
Featured statement, WTO DG Roberto Azevêdo: “In light of recent announcements on trade policy measures, it is clear that we now see a much higher and real risk of triggering an ...
Borderline: Women in informal trade want to do business legally and become more prosperous

Borderline: Women in informal trade want to do business legally and become more prosperous

06 Mar 18  News
Cross-border trade has broad women’s economic empowerment, poverty alleviation and development ramifications in many developing countries. UNCTAD travelled to half a dozen front...
IOM holds regional transnational crime workshop for security officials from Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

IOM holds regional transnational crime workshop for security officials from Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

02 Mar 18  News
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, facilitated a workshop in Somalia, Transnational Organized Crime and Immigration Risk Analysis, from 20-22 February 2018, bringing together senior gov...
Bribery, red tape still dog trade on Central Corridor

Bribery, red tape still dog trade on Central Corridor

27 Feb 18  News
Long distance truck drivers have appealed to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) to help advocate for total removal of corrupt officials as well as unnecessary bureaucrati...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Feb 18  News
From RECs to a Continental FTA: Strategic tools to assist negotiators and agricultural policy design in Africa (UNCTAD) The establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)...
EALA lawmakers impressed by ease of movement on Dar-Dodoma trade route

EALA lawmakers impressed by ease of movement on Dar-Dodoma trade route

16 Feb 18  News
Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) currently conducting an on-spot assessment of EAC organs, institutions and facilities on the Central Corridor, Thursday said...
The AfCFTA: It’s not just about the tariffs

The AfCFTA: It’s not just about the tariffs

14 Feb 18  Blog
Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is part of a broader program for African integration. But integration is not an end in itself. The expectation is that this integrat...
Non-tariff measures: Lifting CFTA and ACP trade to the next level

Non-tariff measures: Lifting CFTA and ACP trade to the next level

05 Feb 18  News
The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States are exploring the opportunities of a free trade agreement. Most ACP members are African countries, which are currently nego...
Kenya and Tanzania agree to resolve trade barriers

Kenya and Tanzania agree to resolve trade barriers

01 Feb 18  News
Kenya and Tanzania have agreed to resolve their differences and address barriers hindering trade between the two countries. In a joint communique issued in Mombasa, the two countr...
AU launches Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard (AATS) – a revolutionary new tool to drive agricultural productivity and development

AU launches Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard (AATS) – a revolutionary new tool to drive agricultural productivity and development

30 Jan 18  News
Five countries awarded for best performance in accelerating agricultural transformation The African Union on Monday, 29 January 2018 launched the Africa Agriculture Transformation...
EAC Secretary General calls for implementation of critical activities in 2018

EAC Secretary General calls for implementation of critical activities in 2018

23 Jan 18  News
East African Community Secretary General, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, has called for serious prioritizing of the available resources to ensure critical activities in the integration pr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Dec 17  News
Featured infographic, @TradeNewsCentre: Which 70 members have formed e-commerce group at WTO? Related: Too early to regulate e-commerce: Jack Ma Project Syndicate commentary by UN...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Dec 17  News
Featured tweets: @AUC_MoussaFaki: #SDGsAfricaRoundtable: Leadership in Africa must speak, act local to galvanise intra-African trade, stronger political commitment to address the ...
At MC11, new report reveals that trade regulations are costlier for developing countries than tariffs

At MC11, new report reveals that trade regulations are costlier for developing countries than tariffs

12 Dec 17  News
Joint UNCTAD-World Bank Group findings confirm that non-tariff measures (NTMs) affect 77% of world trade and are more important than tariffs in trade policy. A new report by UNCTA...
Zimbabwe re-brands Statutory Instrument (SI) 64

Zimbabwe re-brands Statutory Instrument (SI) 64

16 Nov 17  Discussion
In the year 2016, Zimbabwe gazetted Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 (SI 64). The SI 64 required traders to obtain an import licence from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce befor...

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