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tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Feb 2018 - news
Featured tweet , @AERCAFRICA : How can we best accelerate regional integration in Africa? Share your ideas as we build up to the AERC Senior Policy Seminar XX (pdf) in Entebbe, Uganda on 12-13 March. Featured interactive tool, from ACET: In the first Who Said What statement , Professor Joseph E....

tralac Annual Conference 2018

23 Feb 2018 - events calendar
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) – Opportunity for Africa This year’s tralac Annual Conference takes place on 22-23 March in Kigali, Rwanda, following the Extraordinary Summit of the African Union Assembly on 21 March 2018, at which the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is...

Are Trade Remedies important for achieving the AfCFTA Goals?

23 Feb 2018 - discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on trade remedies in the African Continental Free Trade Area Trade remedies (TR) are trade policy tools used by governments to take remedial action against imports which cause injury to domestic industries. TR consist of anti-dumping (AD), countervailing...

Africa should not ignore what happened in Buenos Aires

23 Feb 2018 - discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, discusses why the outcomes of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference, or lack thereof, matter for Africa The 11th Ministerial Conference of the WTO in Buenos Aires was a disappointment. The meeting concluded without any new deals and no signs that the Doha...

ECOWAS single currency to be in circulation by 2020

23 Feb 2018 - news
The Presidential Taskforce on the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme has adopted a revised roadmap for accelerating the use of the common Currency by 2020. The Presidential Taskforce, who met in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday, also re-affirmed the political will to meet the deadline by 2020. The...

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Feb 2018 - news
Featured interactive: NEPAD’s impact on the continent The CSAE Conference 2018 (18-20 March, Oxford) includes four trade panels: the preliminary papers have been posted Selected preview of today’s EAC Heads of State Summit in Kampala: All is set for Somalia to join EAC fraternity . The inclusion...