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Building capacity to help Africa trade better

Tag: Trade and development

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

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...
Alan Wolff: “The importance of the rules-based multilateral trading system cannot be overestimated”

Alan Wolff: “The importance of the rules-based multilateral trading system cannot be overestimated”

09 Oct 18  News
At a speech delivered to the University of the Western Cape in South Africa on 8 October, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff highlighted the importance of trade as an engine of eco...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Oct 18  News
Starting tomorrow, in Geneva: WTO Public Forum 2018. Under the main theme of Trade 2030, the Public Forum’s sub-themes will be sustainable trade, technology-enabled trade, and a ...
WTO-IMF-World Bank report: greater trade integration will boost shared prosperity

WTO-IMF-World Bank report: greater trade integration will boost shared prosperity

01 Oct 18  News
A new report issued on 30 September argues that trade integration can play a larger role in boosting shared prosperity. The report, by economists from the World Trade Organization,...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Sep 18  News
Management of Africa’s global position must change: Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s UNGA address Let me start with a paradox. In no other region is the sense of trans-nat...
Trade wars are symptoms of deeper malaise, UNCTAD warns

Trade wars are symptoms of deeper malaise, UNCTAD warns

26 Sep 18  News
The flagship Trade and Development Report 2018 says the international economy remains rigged against the interests of the global poor. The world economy remains on shaky ground a ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Sep 18  News
Women and African trade: A set of postings, complementing tralac’s recent newsletter on the same theme i) Why do gender issues matter in trade relations? How do trade policies...
African women: The architects of our economic futures

African women: The architects of our economic futures

20 Sep 18  News
On September 13-15, 2018 in Accra, Ghana, AWDF convened a select group of activists, scholars, researchers and policy shapers to help build and think through a thoughtful, progress...
The World Bank’s Africa Region Gender Action Plan FY18-22

The World Bank’s Africa Region Gender Action Plan FY18-22

20 Sep 18  News
This Regional Gender Action Plan (RGAP) presents the broad approach that the Africa Region of the WBG will take to address gender inequality FY18-22. The RGAP is not intended to ...
Intra-African trade key to continent’s economic growth, says Mauritian Minister

Intra-African trade key to continent’s economic growth, says Mauritian Minister

18 Sep 18  News
The 24th Session of the Inter-Governmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of Southern Africa opened in Mauritius today with an impassioned plea from Foreign Affairs, Regional Integrati...
Blue economy can be engine of Africa’s economic growth if well utilized, says ECA’s Adejumobi

Blue economy can be engine of Africa’s economic growth if well utilized, says ECA’s Adejumobi

18 Sep 18  News
The Economic Commission for Africa is fully committed to supporting the African Union, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and member States to ensure that the untapped potentials...
State of the Union 2018: Towards a new ‘Africa-Europe Alliance’ to deepen economic relations and boost investment and jobs

State of the Union 2018: Towards a new ‘Africa-Europe Alliance’ to deepen economic relations and boost investment and jobs

12 Sep 18  News
The Commission is proposing today a new ‘Africa – Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs’ On 12 September, on the occasion of his State of the Union Address, Pr...
Declaration of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Declaration of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

06 Sep 18  News
Towards an Even Stronger China-Africa Community with a Shared Future 1.1 We, the Heads of State, Government and Delegations of the People’s Republic of China and 53 African coun...
2018 FOCAC Beijing Summit: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at the opening ceremony

2018 FOCAC Beijing Summit: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at the opening ceremony

04 Sep 18  News
Chinese President H.E. Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) on Monday. The full...
2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC): Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa

2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC): Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa

04 Sep 18  News
Remarks by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa during the 2018 FOCAC Opening Ceremony in Beijing, China At the outset, allow me to express our profound gratitude for the gener...
Women and trade

Women and trade

31 Aug 18  Infographics
As an important component of economic life, trade both contributes to, and is impacted by inequality. Trade affects women differently than men. Trade also affects different women i...
Tensions grow over the future of the ACP group

Tensions grow over the future of the ACP group

31 Aug 18  News
The African Union wants to have a continent-to-continent dialogue with Europe, a change that could make the framework of the Cotonou Agreement implode and leave the Pacific and Car...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Aug 18  News
Africa’s trade and investment relations: selected updates from recent events Prime Minister Theresa May in Cape Town (i) Joint statement by UK, SACU and Mozambique on a future ...
Third Singapore-Sub-Saharan Africa High-Level Ministerial Exchange Visit

Third Singapore-Sub-Saharan Africa High-Level Ministerial Exchange Visit

29 Aug 18  News
12 Ministers from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda called on Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong at...
Joint release by USTR Robert Lighthizer and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Peter Munya

Joint release by USTR Robert Lighthizer and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Peter Munya

29 Aug 18  News
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Peter Munya (represented by Trade Principal Secretary Dr. Ch...

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