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Tag: Trade facilitation

Expert Group Meeting on Trade Finance: Informal report by the WTO Secretariat

Expert Group Meeting on Trade Finance: Informal report by the WTO Secretariat

16 May 17  News
The objective of the March 2017 meeting was twofold: (i) to take stock of the current market situation (ii) to examine possible areas of cooperation between participants based on p...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 May 17  News
Zimbabwe’s former Economic Planning and Investment Promotion minister, Tapiwa Mashakada (MDC-T), has been elected the new chairperson of PAP’s Committee on Trade, Customs and I...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 May 17  News
Nigeria: FEC approves trade negotiations office (PM News) The Federal Executive Council, presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday approved the establishment o...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 May 17  News
Africa ponders challenges as WTO steps in way of AU self-financing model (New Times) The WTO and the US government have written to a number of African Union member states on the l...
SADC moves towards a Simplified Trade Regime

SADC moves towards a Simplified Trade Regime

09 May 17  News
Studies and experiences from other parts of the world show that the simplification and streamlining of documentation requirements as well as import and export formalities significa...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 May 17  News
On Sunday, in Kigali: President Kagame hosts African foreign ministers for AU reform talks. ‘It is an opportunity to engage with Africa’s top diplomats, and others present, on ...
Launch of ICC Statement: Business recommendations on rules of origin in preferential trade agreements

Launch of ICC Statement: Business recommendations on rules of origin in preferential trade agreements

04 May 17  News
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released recommendations on rules of origin in preferential trade agreements (PTAs), highlighting the challenges traders and supplie...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 May 17  News
Underway, in Brussels: the 105th session of the ACP Council of Ministers. The ACP Council of Ministers will deliberate in plenary on 3-4 May, before meeting with counterparts from ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 May 17  News
Starting today, in Berlin: B20 Germany 2017 Summit. Featured preview Underway, in Addis: IPCC meeting to draft Sixth Assessment Report outline Featured tweets: (i) @AUTradeIndust...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Apr 17  News
New tralac publications: The EAC Mode 4: trade data (by Viola Sawere), Africa’s trading relationship with Japan (by Ron Sandrey), WTO: Agricultural Issues for Africa (by Ron Sand...
DG Azevêdo: E-commerce can help to improve livelihoods and boost development

DG Azevêdo: E-commerce can help to improve livelihoods and boost development

26 Apr 17  News
Speaking at the first Ministerial Meeting of the “Friends of E-Commerce for Development” on 25 April, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said that many members want to set a pat...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Apr 17  News
Featured tweet, infographic, @LopesInsights: Attending @AfricaProg conf. Brexit impact on Africa. Even w/ underestimated figures Africa’s GDP would make AU G7 seat justified, li...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Apr 17  News
This week’s tralac Newsletter: Where do African countries stand in various aspects of the Digital Economy? High-level meeting on the future of e-commerce in developing countries...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Apr 17  News
A rebalancing act for China and Africa: the effects of China’s rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africa’s trade and growth (IMF) How does China’s new growth model affect sub-Sahara...
COMESA Director of Trade and Customs Dr Francis Mangeni: Trade opportunities between Mauritius and Zambia

COMESA Director of Trade and Customs Dr Francis Mangeni: Trade opportunities between Mauritius and Zambia

11 Apr 17  News
Keynote speech by Dr. Francis Mangeni, COMESA Director of Trade and Customs, at the Enterprise Mauritius’ Buyer-Sellers Forum of 23-24 March 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Mar 17  News
Today, in Lusaka: Tanzania-Zambia Trade Forum Kenya’s 2017 Budget Policy statement (pdf), documentation Launched: Online Africa knowledge repository platform (with 4000 World B...
Governments must take bold steps to promote trade – Kofi Mbiah

Governments must take bold steps to promote trade – Kofi Mbiah

31 Mar 17  News
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA), Dr Kofi Mbiah, has asked governments of the West African sub-region to take bold steps to promote economic int...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Mar 17  News
CFTA negotiations update: The Eighth Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Continental Task Force kicked off today in Arusha - @AUTradeIndustry Economic Report on Africa 2017...
One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) Sourcebook, 2nd edition

One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) Sourcebook, 2nd edition

27 Mar 17  News
While the African continent has experienced rapid growth in trade over recent decades, intra-African trade has lagged due to low levels of trade facilitation and industrialization....
WTO members review further proposals to ease global trade in services

WTO members review further proposals to ease global trade in services

24 Mar 17  News
WTO members discussed five new or enhanced proposals to advance services negotiations at meetings of the Working Party on Domestic Regulation and the Services Council on 14-17 Marc...

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