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15 Jun 21  News
National SA on track to harvest record soya bean crop (Farmer’s Weekly) The current spike in soya bean production is good news for South Africa since it will mean that signific...
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07 Jun 21  News
National Kganyago: Monetary policy entails trade-offs (The Mail & Guardian) Demographically, the reserve bank has come a long way, the governor said. “But transformation is...
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26 Feb 21  News
Country focus New bill aims to make it easier to do business in South Africa (BusinessTech) The opposition Democratic Alliance has tabled its Ease of Doing Business Bill which is...
Public procurement is a powerful tool for sustainable development – UN report

Public procurement is a powerful tool for sustainable development – UN report

08 Sep 20  News
Strategic government spending on goods and services can increase the uptake of sustainability standards in the wake of COVID-19, driving our sustainable development ambitions. As ...
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28 Oct 19  News
Diarise: SheTrades Global (to be held in conjunction with the World Export Development Forum, 18-22 November, in Addis Ababa)  Themes that will be discussed include how free...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jul 19  News
Diarise: The 7th Annual East Africa International Arbitration Conference 2019 takes place on 29-30 August in Nairobi Featured African trade policy tweets: @AfricaMediaHu...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jul 19  News
Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa: A Gates Foundation report prepared for the G7 French Presidency (pdf) This report profiles five pillars for extending digital fina...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 May 19  News
Diarise:  (i)  G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy (8-9 June, Tsukuba, Japan). Tsukuba, the ministerial meeting’s host city, is known as Japan’s le...
DDG Wolff highlights role of WTO in facilitating agri-food chains

DDG Wolff highlights role of WTO in facilitating agri-food chains

14 May 19  News
The World Trade Organisation (WTO’s) rules-based framework benefits farmers and other participants in nascent and developing agri-food value chains by facilitating their daily op...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Mar 19  News
The GTR AFRICA 2019 conference starts today in Cape Town. Twitter updates: #GTRAFRICA The WTO’s 2019 Public Forum theme has been announced: Trading forward – adapting to a cha...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Mar 19  News
Diarise: The 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnerships (17-19 March, New Delhi). The programme can be viewed here. The African Day of Standardisati...
tralac’s Daily News Selection: AU Summit review

tralac’s Daily News Selection: AU Summit review

12 Feb 19  News
A guide to the AU Summit: Outcomes, commentaries, side-events, country postings South Africa deposited its AfCFTA instrument of ratification, as did Mauritania and Republic o...
International push to improve food safety

International push to improve food safety

12 Feb 19  News
International Food Safety Conference opens with call for greater global cooperation Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jan 19  News
Diarise: Joint SADC-EU Council meeting (19 February, Cape Town) An update on the 2019 Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning & Economic Development (20-26 March,...
African policymakers must pay more attention to counterfeit drugs

African policymakers must pay more attention to counterfeit drugs

29 Jan 19  News
A new study shows that poor and vulnerable populations, especially in Africa, suffer the most. Substandard and fake medicines pose a significant threat to Africa. These products c...
AEC2018: Africa’s private sector can be major driver for regional integration

AEC2018: Africa’s private sector can be major driver for regional integration

06 Dec 18  News
Africa’s growing and vibrant private sector can be a major driver of the regional integration across the continent, according to leading experts at the ongoing 2018 African Econo...
Cut flower sector wilting under new rules, competition

Cut flower sector wilting under new rules, competition

20 Nov 18  News
Hopes by Kenya’s flower growers to exploit the lucrative United States market and stop dependence on the European market will not bear much fruit despite the recent launch of dir...
WTO members adopt roadmap for reducing technical barriers to trade

WTO members adopt roadmap for reducing technical barriers to trade

19 Nov 18  News
WTO members achieved a breakthrough at a 14-15 November meeting of the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) by agreeing on a list of recommendations that aim at reducing ...
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10 Oct 18  News
Selected African trade events now underway: NTM Week 2018 (9-11 October, Geneva: Shaping sustainable trade amid protectionism 2nd Africa-Turkey Economic and Business Forum (10-11...
Aviation drives economic prosperity for Mauritius

Aviation drives economic prosperity for Mauritius

19 Sep 18  News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Mauritius to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic and soc...