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Tag: Trade facilitation

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Feb 19  News
African trade events to diarise: South Africa’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry will, on Wednesday, be briefed by the Department of Trade and Industry on ongoing n...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Feb 19  News
Marking two years since the TFA entered into force: An Update on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and African countries This tralac Trade Brief gives an account of the current...
How Can Blockchain Support Intra-African Trade?

How Can Blockchain Support Intra-African Trade?

21 Feb 19  Blog
‘Blockchain’ – or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) – is a technology whereby a ledger of transactions, or other form or record, is maintained electronically by being dis...
An Update on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and African countries

An Update on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and African countries

21 Feb 19  Publications
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) defines trade facilitation as the simplification, modernization, and harmonisation of export and import processes. Trade facilitation at the WTO ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Feb 19  News
3rd STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Ecnomic Planning and integration (4-8 March, Yaoundé) The 3rd Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Pl...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Feb 19  News
African Union Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture: Continental strategy for Geographical Indications in Africa 2018-2023 The protection of GIs could give African coun...
WTO Members discuss progress and assistance on Trade Facilitation Agreement’s 2nd year

WTO Members discuss progress and assistance on Trade Facilitation Agreement’s 2nd year

15 Feb 19  News
World Trade Organisation (WTO) members took stock of progress in implementing the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) at the 12-13 February meeting of the Committee on Trade Facilit...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Feb 19  News
Economic Partnership Agreement between the Eastern Southern Africa (ESA) States and the UK: documentation downloads Explanatory memorandum Parliamentary report Treaty text Afri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Feb 19  News
Underway, in Monrovia: Network of Economic Journalists of West Africa meeting on AfCFTA Diarise: 3rd German-African Business Summit (11-13 February, Accra) African Mining Indaba:...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Feb 19  News
Featured African trade policy tweet, from @DavidLukeTrade: This is very significant and underscores momentum behind AfCFTA. Ethiopia has always been wary of trade agreements, not i...
Mission to unlock Africa’s services sector

Mission to unlock Africa’s services sector

04 Feb 19  News
African countries must level up on their ability to measure services trade and use services to grow their economies and value chains. “Services offer African countries an import...
With $100 million Afreximbank commitment, Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA) positions to support African businesses

With $100 million Afreximbank commitment, Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA) positions to support African businesses

04 Feb 19  News
The operationalization of the newly-created Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA) moved into high gear on Sunday with the holding of the pre-incorporation meeting of the Boa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Jan 19  News
Featured commentary, Célestin Monga (Project Syndicate): Reaping the benefits of African economic integration East Africa’s private sector seeks larger role in resolving EAC ch...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Jan 19  News
Events listing, Part II Profiled trade and development event listings: events happening outside of Africa ITC and Commonwealth Secretariat: Women in the digital economy and inter...
SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport: International Customs Day 2019

SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport: International Customs Day 2019

28 Jan 19  News
Message from World Customs Organisation (WCO) Secretary-General Kunio Mikuriya, 25 January 2019 Traditionally, to mark International Customs Day (ICD) each year, the WCO Secretari...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jan 19  News
Talking African economy at Davos: The AfCFTA and a unified market (Africa Times) When it comes to a unified African market, Bernard Gautier, deputy CEO of French investment firm W...
Talking African economy at Davos: The AfCFTA and a unified market

Talking African economy at Davos: The AfCFTA and a unified market

23 Jan 19  News
When it comes to a unified African market – the topic of Tuesday’s panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos – Bernard Gautier, deputy CEO of French investment fi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection, with an Ethiopian special focus

tralac’s Daily News Selection, with an Ethiopian special focus

21 Jan 19  News
AfCFTA could be in force by mid-year: STC of the Ministers of Trade, Industry and Mineral Resources The Rwandan Department of Trade and Industry last week held the 2nd Ordinary Se...
EAC still on the right track, says Secretary General

EAC still on the right track, says Secretary General

21 Jan 19  News
The East African Community (EAC) Secretary General, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, has said the region is without doubt,on the right track with significant achievements registered in 2018...
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...

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