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Tag: Trade facilitation

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...
SACU’s Trade Facilitation Programme: Talking Regional Customs Modernisation

SACU’s Trade Facilitation Programme: Talking Regional Customs Modernisation

14 Dec 18  Blog
Trade Facilitation in SACU Generally, the Trade Facilitation process intends to reduce impediments and bottlenecks in cross-border trade and thus promote a seamless movement of go...
East African bloc agrees to make trade cheaper, faster and simpler

East African bloc agrees to make trade cheaper, faster and simpler

14 Dec 18  News
Meeting in Nairobi, East African Community (EAC) ministers pledge to undertake trade facilitation reforms in line with continental and WTO agreements. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Dec 18  News
IMF’s Chart of the Week: Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth is a tale of different experiences President Trump’s new Africa strategy was unveiled today in Washington: Remarks by A...
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 ...
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...
WCO and SACU region celebrate successful conclusion of the regional Customs Modernization Programme

WCO and SACU region celebrate successful conclusion of the regional Customs Modernization Programme

05 Dec 18  News
Back in 2014, the World Customs Organization (WCO), the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Secretariat and the five Customs administrations of the SACU region (Botswana, Lesotho...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Dec 18  News
Some keynote, Q1 2019, African trade policy discussions to diarise: Trade Policy Review for the East African Community (20, 22 March 2019, Geneva). This will be the only Afric...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Dec 18  News
African trade events to diarise: African Ministers of Trade meeting (12-13 December, Cairo); 1st SADCSTAN workshop to adopt Harmonised Transport Standards (10-14 December, South Af...
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...
Safety, competitiveness, infrastructure key to aviation’s benefits in Africa

Safety, competitiveness, infrastructure key to aviation’s benefits in Africa

30 Nov 18  News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximize the positive social and economic power of aviation by working together to promote safe, s...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Nov 18  News
AfCFTA ratification update, @GovUganda: Today (Wednesday) the Instrument of Uganda’s ratification of the AfCFTA was officially handed over to the African Union Commission. Uganda...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Nov 18  News
Tomorrow, in Addis Ababa: 6th African Union Commission-United States High Level Dialogue. Amb. Kwesi Quartey (AUC Deputy Chairperson) and Tibor Peter Nagy (US Assistant Secretary o...
Committees are cornerstone of pan-African trade dream, NTFC Forum hears

Committees are cornerstone of pan-African trade dream, NTFC Forum hears

28 Nov 18  News
National trade facilitation committees can make the dream of seamless African trade a reality, experts tell Addis Ababa forum on easing the flow of goods on the continent. The dre...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Nov 18  News
Diarise: Role of capital markets in mobilizing domestic resources in Africa – a capacity building workshop (5-7 December, Gaborone). Download the concept note (pdf) Featured com...
Smooth African trade to tackle rising challenges: UNCTAD head

Smooth African trade to tackle rising challenges: UNCTAD head

27 Nov 18  News
Competitive transport, logistics and foreign investment are essential to ease intra-African commerce and reap rewards of new deal, meeting hears. Smoothing the way for African tra...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Nov 18  News
African trade and infrastructure events starting today: PIDA Week 2018, in Victoria Falls. Nepad CEO, Ibrahim Assane Mayaki: “As regional integration arrangements deepen and...
Africa seeks cheaper, faster and easier trade at NTFCs forum

Africa seeks cheaper, faster and easier trade at NTFCs forum

26 Nov 18  News
A landmark forum, co-organized by UNCTAD, focuses efforts by African countries seeking ways to ease interregional and international trade. African countries seeking to reduce the ...
WTO report shows sharp rise in trade-restrictive measures from G20 economies

WTO report shows sharp rise in trade-restrictive measures from G20 economies

22 Nov 18  News
The WTO’s 20th monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures issued on 22 November shows that the amount of trade covered by new import-restrictive measures hit a new hig...
COMESA, EU sign €48 million trade facilitation programme agreement

COMESA, EU sign €48 million trade facilitation programme agreement

21 Nov 18  News
The European Union and COMESA have signed a €48.3 million trade facilitation programme. The COMESA Trade Facilitation Programme (CTFP) aims at deepening regional integration, imp...

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