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tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Oct 2018 - news
Ethiopia and Rwanda, this week, announced gender parity cabinets. The key Trade and Industry portfolio in both countries is now headed by a woman: Mrs Fetlework Gebregziabher and Mrs Soraya Hakuziyaremye , in Ethiopia and Rwanda, respectively. Multi-media: How Uganda’s new bridge across the Nile...

Exporter of the Year 2018 – Winners

19 Oct 2018 - news
The annual Exporter of the Year Competition celebrates the vital role exporters play in the economy of the Western Cape. The competition is designed to honour and promote large and small businesses that have proved their excellence in tough international markets and to inspire other ambitious...

Export diversification and employment in Africa

19 Oct 2018 - news
There is a general consensus that trade has high potential to foster inclusive growth and create employment. Thus, classical trade theorists recommended active trade participation for both developed and developing countries based on comparative advantage. They also recommended that countries...

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Oct 2018 - news
A new tralac Trade Brief: Intra-African trade – focusing on trade within Regional Economic Communities This paper gives an overview of the trade within the eight RECs recognised by the African Union: AMU, CEN-SAD, COMESA, EAC, ECCAS, ECOWAS, IGAD and SADC. In assessing intra-REC African trade, it...

South Africa to showcase investment opportunities

18 Oct 2018 - news
Inaugural South Africa Investment Conference marks a step change in the government’s approach to engaging with the domestic and international business community Next week’s much-anticipated inaugural South Africa Investment Conference will be a platform for the country to woo investors and...

Ethiopia, Burundi can do more to gain from coffee niche markets

18 Oct 2018 - news
New edition of UNCTAD Commodities at a Glance series focuses on constraints and opportunities for coffee growers in East Africa, with special emphasis on the sustainability of supply. Coffee producers in Ethiopia and Burundi should capitalize on growing interest in premium markets and...

AfCFTA Stakeholder Workshop – Cape Town, 18-19 October 2018

17 Oct 2018 - events calendar
Why the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)? What are the modalities for tariff reductions, rules of origin and services sectors? Where will the real regional action be? Will the AfCFTA be rules-based? Can the African Union manage trade governance? Are we neglecting the global trade...

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Oct 2018 - news
African trade policy events now underway: In Nairobi: The 6th Pan African Conference on Illicit Financial Flows and Taxation In Brazzaville: Republic of Congo, UNECA workshop on the harmonization of ECCAS, CEMAC trade policy instruments Diarise: Starting tomorrow, in Cape Town: tralac’s AfCFTA...

Intra-African Trade – focusing on trade within Regional Economic Communities

17 Oct 2018 - publications trade briefs
Intra-African trade is low (at 16.7% according to 2016 tralac analysis) compared to intra-regional trade in other parts of the world. The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is expected to boost intra-African trade. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) predicts that...