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Tag: Trade facilitation

Nigeria: How quality infrastructure will aid trade barriers’ reduction

Nigeria: How quality infrastructure will aid trade barriers’ reduction

26 Jul 18  News
The development of internationally accredited metrology systems and infrastructure in Nigeria would go a long way in reducing Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and enhance the coun...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jul 18  News
Underway, in Nairobi: African Union E-Commerce Conference The main expected outputs of the conference are: (i) Roadmap for the development of an African e-commerce strategy, which...
Namibia: Misgivings over free trade agreement

Namibia: Misgivings over free trade agreement

20 Jul 18  News
Labour Resource and Research Institute of Namibia director Mike Akuupa says the government has not engaged stakeholders enough regarding the implications the African Continental Fr...
Breakbulk cashing in on China-Africa trade

Breakbulk cashing in on China-Africa trade

18 Jul 18  News
Over the last few years, breakbulk-carrying liners serving Chinese engineering, procurement and construction companies with projects in Africa have been keeping busy. The boom beg...
Speech by Secretary General of COMESA Mr Sindiso Ngwenya during the opening of the 38th COMESA Council of Ministers

Speech by Secretary General of COMESA Mr Sindiso Ngwenya during the opening of the 38th COMESA Council of Ministers

16 Jul 18  News
Address at the COMESA Summit 2018 It is a distinct honor and privilege for me to make my last address to the COMESA Council of Ministers in as the Outgoing Secretary General of th...
Return of free trade as Nairobi-Dar spat ends

Return of free trade as Nairobi-Dar spat ends

09 Jul 18  News
Kenyan officials have announced the end of the long-running trade dispute with Tanzania following a bilateral meeting between the two states in Dar es Salaam. The move will see Ke...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jul 18  News
Talks between Kenya and Tanzania to resolve the non-tariff barriers affecting bilateral trade entered their second day today. For updates: @Trade_Kenya Concluding today, in Lagos:...
Trade facilitation performance in Africa

Trade facilitation performance in Africa

03 Jul 18  Infographics
Trade facilitation (TF) refers to measures taken by a sovereign nation and its agencies to remove or ameliorate hindrances to cross-border trade of goods and services. In the Afric...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Jun 18  News
A reminder: The Southern African Structured Trade Seminar is underway in Livingstone. For Twitter updates: #SAST2018 WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement: update “Almost 85% of...
WTO members take stock of progress on implementing Trade Facilitation Agreement

WTO members take stock of progress on implementing Trade Facilitation Agreement

27 Jun 18  News
“Almost 85 per cent of WTO members have now completed their domestic ratification processes. This is great progress, but of course there is more to do,” DG Azevêdo said at the...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jun 18  News
Next month’s BRICS Summit: preview by Standard Bank’s Jeremy Stevens South Africa will host the 10th annual summit of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa group. ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jun 18  News
African trade and regional integration event listings: (i) Underway, in Nairobi: AU experts meeting on the Services Sector Development Programme. The UNECA’s Jamie Macleod: “K...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jun 18  News
Profiled African trade and regional integration events: (I) The 24th ARSO General Assembly starts today in Durban on the theme: One Africa One Market – the role of standard...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jun 18  News
The second African Transformation Forum takes place next week in Accra. Access the conference agenda here. UNCTAD convenes an expert meeting on statistical methodologies for measu...
Africa’s railway renaissance needs public-private partnerships

Africa’s railway renaissance needs public-private partnerships

13 Jun 18  News
Experts from Africa’s rail sector gathered this week in Johannesburg to discuss rail transport and how it can be developed to support the grand design for growth on the cont...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Jun 18  News
UNCTAD: World Investment Report 2018 Developed economies saw the biggest drop in FDI flows in 2017 – at 37%, to $712bn – but this was to some extent expected, after a spike in...
Kenya: 20 companies registered to import consolidated cargo

Kenya: 20 companies registered to import consolidated cargo

07 Jun 18  News
The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has cleared 20 firms to bring in goods as consolidated cargo in a move expected to streamline importation of goods by small traders. Clearing ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Jun 18  News
Africa, global passenger traffic data for April 2018 (IATA) African airlines’ had a 5.1% traffic increase in April. Capacity rose 4.6%, and load factor edged up 0.4 percentage p...
Trade Facilitation in Africa: Progress, Performance and Potential

Trade Facilitation in Africa: Progress, Performance and Potential

30 May 18  Publications
Trade facilitation refers to measures taken by a sovereign nation and its agencies to remove or ameliorate hindrances to cross-border trade of goods and services. In the African co...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 May 18  News
AfCFTA presentations by ATPC’s David Luke to recent Canada-Africa Chamber of Business events (Toronto, Ottawa) (i) What the African Continental Free Trade Area means for Africa ...

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