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Kenya: Fish exports earn more than imports

Kenya: Fish exports earn more than imports

19 Feb 18  News
Kenya earned much more from fish exports in the last three years than it paid for imports despite rising volumes shipped in and an outcry over foreign sea food flooding the local m...
Trade growth to sustain momentum in first quarter of 2018, latest trade indicator suggests

Trade growth to sustain momentum in first quarter of 2018, latest trade indicator suggests

12 Feb 18  News
The WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI), released on 12 February, suggests that the trade recovery of 2017 should continue, with solid trade volume growth in the fi...
AGOA and South Africa

AGOA and South Africa

09 Feb 18  Infographics
On 6 February, tralac (through tralac Associate Eckart Naumann) joined the Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town (WESGRO), along with the US embassy, the USA...
EAC Monetary Union Bills in the offing

EAC Monetary Union Bills in the offing

09 Feb 18  News
Two key Bills critical to the establishment of the East African Community Monetary Union were tabled for the First Reading in Kampala, Uganda on 7 February, 2018. The EAC Monetary...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Feb 18  News
Featured infographic, @justchad_cga: Over half of oranges traded globally are sourced from Africa – who would have thought!! Extract from latest USDA Foreign Agriculture Services...
Uganda overtakes South Africa in Kenya exports

Uganda overtakes South Africa in Kenya exports

05 Feb 18  News
Uganda overtook South Africa for the first time in November as the largest source of goods ordered by Kenyans, underlining the impact of drought which saw electricity and food impo...
Promises to world’s poorest need to be kept to stop massive inequalities, new trends show

Promises to world’s poorest need to be kept to stop massive inequalities, new trends show

05 Feb 18  News
UNCTAD analysis shows that development indicators for the 47 least developed countries are trending downward, raising the alarm for the international community Economic developmen...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Feb 18  News
tralac’s Weekly e-Newsletter is posted: feature articles by Prof Gerhard Erasmus and Talkmore Chidede Lighthizer’s African dream (Politico) United States Trade Representative...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Feb 18  News
Published in Addis: African Union Handbook 2018 The book has at its heart information about the principal organs established by the AU Constitutive Act and subsequent protocols: t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Jan 18  News
Africa Business and Investment Forum: (i) African leaders call for “partnership not support”: Their message was loud and clear: Africa requires partnership, not support. Afri...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for December 2017

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for December 2017

31 Jan 18  News
South Africa’s trade surplus widens in December South Africa’s trade surplus increased to R15.72 billion in December of 2017 from an upwardly revised R13.05 billion in the pre...
AU launches Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard (AATS) – a revolutionary new tool to drive agricultural productivity and development

AU launches Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard (AATS) – a revolutionary new tool to drive agricultural productivity and development

30 Jan 18  News
Five countries awarded for best performance in accelerating agricultural transformation The African Union on Monday, 29 January 2018 launched the Africa Agriculture Transformation...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jan 18  News
The Executive Council of the African Union officially opened today: download the speeches by H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat (Chairperson of the AUC) and Ms Vera Songwe (Executive Secreta...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jan 18  News
Reminder: The USITC hearing, US trade and investment with Sub-Saharan Africa: recent developments, is scheduled to take place today in Washington. The Gambia’s Trade Policy...
Global foreign direct investment slipped in 2017

Global foreign direct investment slipped in 2017

23 Jan 18  News
Promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) for development remains challenging as global flows in 2017 fall in contrast to other macroeconomic variables. Global flows of FDI fell b...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jan 18  News
AU Summit (22-29 January): Winning the fight against corruption – a sustainable path to Africa’s transformation Profiled AU summit commentaries, news reports: Paul Kagame: Unl...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jan 18  News
Welcome to the first edition of tralac’s Daily News selection for 2018! Your feedback and suggestions are welcome. Send your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We thank you for your ...
African Development Bank launches the 2018 edition of the African Economic Outlook

African Development Bank launches the 2018 edition of the African Economic Outlook

17 Jan 18  News
AfDB makes a compelling case for Africa’s industrialization The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has made a compelling case for accelerating Africa...
Global economy to edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018 but future potential growth a concern

Global economy to edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018 but future potential growth a concern

10 Jan 18  News
Current slack in global economy expected to fade The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018 after a much stronger-than-expected 2017, as the...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for November 2017

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for November 2017

08 Jan 18  News
South Africa records largest trade surplus in 18 months in November 2017 South Africa’s trade surplus increased to R13.02 billion in November of 2017 from a downwardly revised R...

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