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Tag: Trade facilitation

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Oct 17  News
This week, in Abuja: Seventh meeting of the CFTA Negotiating Forum The objective of the meeting is to consider the draft texts of the CFTA Agreement and its Annexes and Appendices...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Sep 17  News
tralac’s weekly e-Newsletter is posted. The featured commentary is by Prof Gerhard Erasmus: Is the WTO under threat? Tomorrow in Johannesburg: How to succeed in doing ...
African Countries losing 5% Revenue due to inefficient Border Procedures

African Countries losing 5% Revenue due to inefficient Border Procedures

28 Sep 17  News
Revenue losses from inefficient border procedures in some African countries are estimated to exceed 5% of the Gross Domestic Product, a Roundtable Conference on Trade Facilitation ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Sep 17  News
UNCTAD’s first Non-Tariff Measures Week concludes today in Geneva: an overview; an interview with Dr Manish Pande (Director of Quality Council of India) The WTO Public Foru...
Trade facilitation and the global economy: State of play in 2017

Trade facilitation and the global economy: State of play in 2017

27 Sep 17  News
This paper presents the state of play of trade facilitation endeavours around the world at the moment of entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, based on 2017 TFI...
African Union Commission, Member States and RECs urge the implementation of Trade Facilitation measures

African Union Commission, Member States and RECs urge the implementation of Trade Facilitation measures

25 Sep 17  News
The African Union Commission in collaboration with the Mauritius Revenue Authority organized the 3rd African Union Customs Experts’ Trade Facilitation Forum from 20-22 September ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Sep 17  News
Third African Union Customs Expert Trade Facilitation Forum: Day 1 update WTO upgrades forecast for 2017 as trade rebounds strongly (WTO) The estimate for growth in world merchan...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Sep 17  News
tralac’s Weekly e-newsletter is posted. Highlights include: Prof Gerard Erasmus asking if the court ruling on the Kenyan elections in Kenya is a precedent for inter-state dispute...
Update on the outcome of the Third Meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

Update on the outcome of the Third Meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

05 Sep 17  News
Convened by the African Union Department of Trade and Industry from 20th August to 1st September, 2017, in Durban, Republic of South Africa I. Introduction From 21st August to ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Aug 17  News
International trade statistics: Continued, albeit slower, G20 merchandise trade growth in Q2 2017 (OECD) G20 international merchandise trade (seasonally adjusted and expressed in ...
Western and Central Africa region moves ahead on digital customs and e-commerce

Western and Central Africa region moves ahead on digital customs and e-commerce

30 Aug 17  News
The World Customs Organisation (WCO) with support from the Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF) Japan and Burkina Faso Customs Administration organized a Regional Workshop on Digital Cus...
7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers: Annexes to the Joint Statement

7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers: Annexes to the Joint Statement

23 Aug 17  News
The 7th meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers under the Chinese presidency was held in Shanghai on 1-2 August 2017. The Ministers reviewed the progress made in BRICS economic, trad...
7th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Statement

7th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Statement

23 Aug 17  News
The seventh meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Trade was held in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, on the 1-2 August 2017. The establishment of the BRICS e-port network, e-co...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Aug 17  News
Today’s trade and integration event pointers: The political and socio-economic integration of the African continent: the role of the Pan-African Parliament (22-25 August, Ca...
Boosting trade and investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Boosting trade and investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

17 Aug 17  News
The last 15 years have seen fast economic growth in many Sub-Saharan countries. However, there is a need to translate these factors into sustained poverty reduction through greate...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Aug 17  News
NEPAD’s integration into AU structures and processes: AU issues consultancy request Dr Francis Mangeni: Customized trade remedies in Africa – the case of the COMESA-EAC-SADC T...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Aug 17  News
Today, by video conference: 3rd meeting of the CFTA TWGs, dedicated session on Annex A – Trade in Goods tralac Discussion: The final Trade Remedy arrangement of the Tripartite F...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Aug 17  News
Updates on African air traffic, cargo (IATA) African airlines’ traffic soared 9.9% in June. Capacity rose 7.1%, and load factor jumped 1.7 percentage points to 64.3%, although ...
African countries must even out trade to promote integration

African countries must even out trade to promote integration

07 Aug 17  News
The impounding of over 400 Namibian, Tanzanian, South African and Congolese trucks by Zambian authorities from February to July 2017 has raised serious questions on two important m...
Trade, investment tops BRICS Ministers’ meeting

Trade, investment tops BRICS Ministers’ meeting

03 Aug 17  News
Issues related to trade and investment promotion were discussed at the 7th meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Trade in China. “The Trade Ministers established collaborative mecha...

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