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tralac’s Daily News Selection

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,...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jan 19  News
African Economic Outlook 2019: Africa growth prospects remain steady, industry should lead growth (AfDB) Africa’s general economic performance continues to recover and GDP growt...
African Economic Outlook 2019: Africa growth prospects remain steady, industry should lead growth

African Economic Outlook 2019: Africa growth prospects remain steady, industry should lead growth

17 Jan 19  News
Five policy actions could raise Africa’s total gains to 4.5 percent of GDP, or $134 billion a year Africa’s general economic performance continues to recover and GDP grow...
IMF Executive Board 2018 annual discussions on CEMAC countries’ common policies

IMF Executive Board 2018 annual discussions on CEMAC countries’ common policies

17 Jan 19  News
On December 17, 2018, the International Monetary Fund Executive Board concluded the annual discussions with the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) on Common Po...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Jan 19  News
Featured tweets: @KendalHembroff: G20 Trade and Investment Working Group meeting [15-16 January] to discuss challenges facing international trading system and need for WTO reform ...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for November 2018

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for November 2018

16 Jan 19  News
South Africa trade balance swings to surplus in November South Africa’s trade balance shifted to a R3.49 billion surplus in November of 2018 from a downwardly revised R4.29 bill...
Cameroon: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Cameroon: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

20 Dec 18  Infographics
Cameroon’s trade composition with Africa is relatively concentrated in a few products in terms for both imports and exports, albeit imports are more concentrated. Cameroon has a ...
Inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair ends, Kigali announced host of IATF2020

Inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair ends, Kigali announced host of IATF2020

18 Dec 18  News
The inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF 2018) ended in Cairo on 17 December 2018 with the Rwandese capital of Kigali being announced as the host of the 2020 event. Former Nig...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Dec 18  News
Today’s event listings: Underway, in Cairo: African Civil Aviation Commission and preparatory technical committees (17-20 December), under the framework of the COMESA airspace i...
Former Nigerian President Obasanjo, in appearance at Intra-African Trade Fair, urges quick ratification of AfCFTA

Former Nigerian President Obasanjo, in appearance at Intra-African Trade Fair, urges quick ratification of AfCFTA

17 Dec 18  News
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday in Cairo urged all African countries to ensure the quick ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Dec 18  News
Ahead of Monday’s IMF conference, The future of work in sub-Saharan Africa, in Accra, Ghana: a podcast with Axel Schimmelpfennig AfCFTA updates from this past week’s AMOT mini...
Southern African Customs Union (SACU)’s trade and tariff profile

Southern African Customs Union (SACU)’s trade and tariff profile

14 Dec 18  Blog
The members of SACU are Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia and South Africa. SACU’s objectives include to, inter alia, facilitate cross-border movement of goods between me...
IATF 2018: Intra-African trade the engine for developing Africa

IATF 2018: Intra-African trade the engine for developing Africa

13 Dec 18  News
Africa must forge ahead with the remaining technical negotiations for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as African Union member countries continue to sign and ratify...
Inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair to drive continent’s development of export manufacturing

Inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair to drive continent’s development of export manufacturing

12 Dec 18  News
The first-ever Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) to be held on the continent opened on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 in Cairo, Egypt with the President of the African Export-Import ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Dec 18  News
Getting to 22: Namibia, South Africa ratify the AfCFTA @AmbMuchanga: More great news on AfCFTA ratification! The National Assembly of Namibia has approved the ratification of ...
Growth of global goods exports to reach 10.4% in 2018

Growth of global goods exports to reach 10.4% in 2018

06 Dec 18  News
Newly released UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2018 offers up-to-date, reliable trade figures in an era of uncertainty. Global merchandise exports could grow by 10.4% this year, hit...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Dec 18  News
tralac in the news at AEC2018: ”We have learned a lot of lessons,” Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive Director of the Trade Law Centre, said. “We have a window to build capaci...
South Africa: The recession ends as GDP climbs by 2,2%

South Africa: The recession ends as GDP climbs by 2,2%

05 Dec 18  News
The South African economy grew by 2,2% quarter-on-quarter (seasonally adjusted and annualised) in the third quarter of 2018, bringing to an end the country’s second recession sin...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Nov 18  News
AfCFTA ratification update, @AUTradeIndustry: “Great and welcome news. Getting closer to 22. Senegalese cabinet last night adopted draft law authorizing ratification of AfCFTA A...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for October 2018

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for October 2018

30 Nov 18  News
South Africa posts largest trade gap in 9 months South Africa’s trade deficit widened to R5.55 billion in October of 2018 from a downwardly revised R3.83 billion in the previous...

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