Tag: Trade Data

AfCFTA: Trade and tariff coverage of countries which have ratified the Agreement

AfCFTA: Trade and tariff coverage of countries which have ratified the Agreement

26 Mar 20  Infographics
54 African countries have signed the Agreement Establishing the AfCFTA, of which 30 have deposited their instruments of ratification. Of these 29, updated trade data for 2018 is av...
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25 Mar 20  News
Tomorrow: G20 leaders will convene by video conference to discuss coronavirus Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies will convene a video conference on Thursday to discuss t...
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13 Mar 20  News
COVID-19: trade and REC updates South Africa: International Trade Administration Commissioner Meluleki Nzimande told Fin24 that the trade administration body would follow the...
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06 Mar 20  News
5th anniversary of the Nairobi Ministerial Decision: Review of implementation, identification of gaps and the way forward. The following submission (dated 2 March) is being circula...
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19 Feb 20  News
Kimberly Ann Elliott: Would a US-Kenya trade deal throw African integration off course? (WPR) But a bilateral deal with the US will make it harder to bring the AfCFTA to fruition....
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13 Feb 20  News
Posted by the African Union: African Innovation Outlook III Extract from Chapter 3: Status of innovation performance (pdf). This chapter presents the status of innovation performa...
Angela Merkel’s state visit to South Africa: its significance amid the current Germany-South Africa trade relationship

Angela Merkel’s state visit to South Africa: its significance amid the current Germany-South Africa trade relationship

12 Feb 20  Blog
On Thursday 6 February 2020, German Chancellor Angela Merkel landed in South Africa as part of a brief visit to Southern Africa, which also includes a visit to Angola. This is her ...
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03 Feb 20  News
AU Summit timeline 36th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council (6-7 February). The Executive Council will consider the draft agenda and the draft decisions and declarations...
African Economic Outlook 2020: Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

African Economic Outlook 2020: Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

30 Jan 20  News
Africa’s economic growth remained stable in 2019 at 3.4 percent and is on course to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021, the African Development Bank’s 2020 ...
Prospects for economic growth in 2020 hinge on reducing trade disputes and uncertainty, UN finds

Prospects for economic growth in 2020 hinge on reducing trade disputes and uncertainty, UN finds

21 Jan 20  News
The United Nations’ flagship publication on expected trends in the global economy, the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020, predicts that one in five countries will see p...
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11 Dec 19  News
Gender-sensitive policy recommendations to support women cross-border traders in Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia  (UNCTAD) Recommendations on Enabling Business Environment and Forma...
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02 Dec 19  News
The African Economic Conference 2019 began today in Sharm el-Sheikh. The theme: Jobs, entrepreneurship and capacity development for African youths. Concept note (pdf): Specificall...
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29 Nov 19  News
Global Ireland: Ireland’s new Strategy for Africa, to 2025 (DFA) To increase the value of two-way trade between Ireland and Africa to at least €5n by 2025 and to pro...
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12 Nov 19  News
Trade and development events to diarise: Africa Forum on Mining (13 November, Accra). The forum will launch a regional platform, where African countries, regional organizatio...
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11 Oct 19  News
Commonwealth trade ministerial: Reform WTO and resist protectionism Following a meeting in London, ministers from the 53 Commonwealth member countries declared their collective su...
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17 Sep 19  News
Underway, in Moscow: VI BRICS International Competition Conference Diarise: The JSE SA Trade Connect (22-23 October, Johannesburg) AfCFTA updates from Cape Town, Nairobi, Kinsha...
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06 Sep 19  News
Domestic resource mobilization: fighting against corruption and illicit financial flows (African Union) IFFs are widespread and secretive by nature. No one quite knows how to quan...
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30 Aug 19  News
TICAD7: outcome documents Yokohama Declaration 2019: Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology and Innovation We underscore the importance of private secto...
Africa’s trade data challenges – are commodities and areas not elsewhere specified and exports as ship stores and bunkers inexplicable inconsistencies in the data?

Africa’s trade data challenges – are commodities and areas not elsewhere specified and exports as ship stores and bunkers inexplicable inconsistencies in the data?

26 Aug 19  Publications
Missing data and inaccuracies have meant that significant gaps in the trade data for unspecified commodities and trade with unspecified partners exist in many African countries. Wh...