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tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Aug 2017 - news
tralac’s weekly e-Newsletter: Are African trade arrangements rediscovering trade remedies? UNCTAD’s expert meeting on trade, services and development (18-20 July, Geneva): explore the extensive range of presentations, many with an African focus UNCTAD Trade and Development Board meeting (11-22...

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Aug 2017 - news
Today’s trade and integration event pointers: The political and socio-economic integration of the African continent: the role of the Pan-African Parliament (22-25 August, Cameroon) Mauritius to host AU Commission experts meetings (28 August - 2 September): Draft Protocol on the Free Movement of...

SADC, EU launch implementation of trade projects

17 Aug 2017 - news
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the European Union (EU) have formally launched the implementation of projects valued at 31.6 million Euros. The projects were launched under the Trade Related Facility (TRF), which was established through a contribution agreement between the EU...

Boosting trade and investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

17 Aug 2017 - news
The last 15 years have seen fast economic growth in many Sub-Saharan countries. However, there is a need to translate these factors into sustained poverty reduction through greater productivity, better job creation and greater shared prosperity – still challenging for many of the region’s...

US assures Africa AGOA pact is here to stay

17 Aug 2017 - news
The United States is determined to deepen trade with sub-Sahara Africa following assurances that the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) deal is safe under the Trump administration. While a dark cloud has been hanging over Agoa since Donald Trump became US president over six months ago, a...

Is the world integrating or disintegrating?

17 Aug 2017 - news
The Sixty-Fourth Session of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board will be held from 11 to 22 September 2017 in Geneva. A high-level dialogue will provide an opportunity to assess the contribution of regional integration to economic growth and fostering stronger and more integrated economies...

Are African Trade Arrangements rediscovering Trade Remedies?

16 Aug 2017 - discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the growing interest in trade remedies as a tool to promote rules-based trade and integration in Africa There seems to be a renewed interest in Trade Remedies (TRs) in African trade and integration arrangements. They are debated and modified in...

GI protection: are components of a compound GI name covered?

16 Aug 2017 - discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses the need for clarification on mutually agreed provisions concerning the use of geographical indications in trade agreements The protection offered by geographical indications (GIs) for products of a specific quality and reputation originating in a...