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Tag: Trade facilitation

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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Mar 17  News
Today, at the WTO: MIKTA Trade and Investment Workshop Starting today, in Accra: AU Protocol on Free Movement of Persons in Africa: meeting of Member States Legal Experts (20...
From barriers to bridges: Implementing One Stop Border Posts for improved trade facilitation

From barriers to bridges: Implementing One Stop Border Posts for improved trade facilitation

20 Mar 17  News
Document prepared for the Tenth Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration and the E...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Mar 17  News
tralac’s Annual Conference 2017 will take place 6-7 April, in Cape Town. The conference theme: International Trade Governance – quo vadis? Inaugural African Economic Platform ...
Customs reform and trade facilitation in the Horn of Africa: Somaliland under the microscope

Customs reform and trade facilitation in the Horn of Africa: Somaliland under the microscope

17 Mar 17  News
Somaliland faces a number of challenges related to Customs and trade facilitation. First and foremost, though the Somaliland Constitution requires a legal basis for the collection ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Mar 17  News
The Abidjan Declaration (pdf), issued at the conclusion of the Industrialization in Africa seminar (AERC, AfDB, UNU-WIDER). Presentation slides (pdf) by Finn Tarp, Carol Newman. I...
WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and its implementation in southern Africa

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and its implementation in southern Africa

16 Mar 17  Publications
This Trade Brief considers some of the major challenges and inefficiencies in cross-border trade in the southern Africa region and the benefits that implementation of the World Tra...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Mar 17  News
tralac’s Weekly Newsletter is posted. Starting on Monday:  African Alliance for E-Commerce meets in Nairobi (The Herald): Delegates from more than 18 A...
TFA implementation highlighted at High Level Roundtable held at the UK Parliament

TFA implementation highlighted at High Level Roundtable held at the UK Parliament

10 Mar 17  News
At the invitation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Trade Out of Poverty (APPG-TOP), WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya spoke at the High Level Roundtable on the subject ...
Kenya set to host key African conference on e-commerce

Kenya set to host key African conference on e-commerce

10 Mar 17  News
Delegates from more than 18 African countries are due to meet in Nairobi from Monday to review Africa’s progress on implementation of Single Window System, an online cargo cleari...
Revitalising world trade: Issues and priorities for the Commonwealth

Revitalising world trade: Issues and priorities for the Commonwealth

09 Mar 17  News
The world economy is continuing to experience an unprecedented slowdown in international trade. The rapid expansion of global trade witnessed before the financial crisis has now al...
EAC legislators should do more to facilitate businesses, traders say

EAC legislators should do more to facilitate businesses, traders say

09 Mar 17  News
The East African Business Council (EABC) has raised concerns over high cost of air transport that is attributed to the slow pace of liberalisation, and have challenged the East Afr...
E-cargo tracking system to save costs on Northern Corridor

E-cargo tracking system to save costs on Northern Corridor

03 Mar 17  News
Business owners in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda are expected to save on the cost and time of transporting cargo on the Northern Corridor following the launch of a joint electronic ca...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Mar 17  News
Today’s featured tweets: G7 Italy 2017: Today meeting of the #G7 Africa Directors in Rome. Fruitful exchange of views on the situation and the way forward in Sub-Saharan Africa....
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Feb 17  News
CFTA negotiations update, @CK_Knebel: H.E. Acyl @AUTradeIndustry opens CFTA workshop on tariff modalities & thanks @UNCTAD for support & highlights proposed joint work on N...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Feb 17  News
African trade and regional integration policy issues featured in debate at yesterday’s Africa Knowledge Fest in Washington: scan @WorldBankAfrica tweets, or #AfricaKnowledgeFest ...
WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement enters into force

WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement enters into force

22 Feb 17  News
A major milestone for the global trading system was reached on 22 February 2017 when the first multilateral deal concluded in the 21 year history of the World Trade Organization en...
Major global agreement comes into force making trade cheaper, easier and faster

Major global agreement comes into force making trade cheaper, easier and faster

22 Feb 17  News
Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), supported by UNCTAD, commit to streamlining procedures that will significantly increase international trade, reduce corruption and bo...
SACU members need to harmonise border control policies

SACU members need to harmonise border control policies

22 Feb 17  News
There is need to harmonise all the border control polices amongst the different Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) member states to promote regional trade. Ministry of Commerce ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Feb 17  News
African Corridor Alliance established to stimulate development (New Era) The ACMA secretariat will assist in unbundling, prioritising and sequencing corridor-orientated initiative...

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