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Tag: Trade facilitation

Full and swift implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement can deliver large trade dividends to developing and least-developed countries

Full and swift implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement can deliver large trade dividends to developing and least-developed countries

27 Oct 15  News
Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has the potential to increase global merchandise exports by up to $1 trillion per annum, according to the WTO’s flags...
Where are the Singapore Issues?

Where are the Singapore Issues?

03 Sep 15  Publications
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Members decided at the 1996 Singapore Ministerial Conference to set up three new working groups on trade and investment, competition policy, and ...
World Bank Group at the World Trade Organization’s 5th Global Review of Aid for Trade

World Bank Group at the World Trade Organization’s 5th Global Review of Aid for Trade

22 Jul 15  News
On 30 June, WBG President Dr. Jim Yong Kim and WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo launched The Role of Trade in Ending Poverty, a joint report which sets out...
Better trade logistics could jump-start Africa’s light manufacturing industry

Better trade logistics could jump-start Africa’s light manufacturing industry

16 Jul 15  News
Labor-intensive, light manufacturing industries led the economic transformation of some of the most successful developing countries in the world, including China and Vietnam. In Su...
Agency heads cite importance of reducing trade costs to support growth and development

Agency heads cite importance of reducing trade costs to support growth and development

01 Jul 15  News
Reducing trade costs through initiatives such as the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) will go a long way towards helping businesses and consumers in poorer countries reap...
Lower trade barriers, stronger global trading system can help end extreme poverty

Lower trade barriers, stronger global trading system can help end extreme poverty

30 Jun 15  News
A greater and more sustained effort to deepen the integration of developing countries into the global trading system through lower trade costs and fewer barriers between countries ...
The role of customs management in the facilitation of trade in the region

The role of customs management in the facilitation of trade in the region

25 Mar 15  Publications
The role of customs in the 20th and 21st centuries has evolved in many respects. With the proliferation of regional trading arrangements (RTAs) whose main objective is to incr...
U.S. and East African Community join to increase trade competitiveness and deepen economic ties

U.S. and East African Community join to increase trade competitiveness and deepen economic ties

03 Mar 15  News
Obama Administration to Expand Trade Africa Initiative U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and trade ministers from the East African Community (EAC) marked a milestone for Tr...
New report on national trade facilitation bodies in the world

New report on national trade facilitation bodies in the world

20 Feb 15  News
With the signature of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), countries have committed to creating or maintaining a national trade facilitation committee. Setting up a nationa...
Comesa bond scheme speeds up movement of goods in Northern Corridor

Comesa bond scheme speeds up movement of goods in Northern Corridor

13 Oct 14  News
With more than 200 Customs bonds worth $100 million executed in the clearance of transit goods on the Northern Corridor in less than three years, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda have ta...
Day 2 of Public Forum looks at why trade matters to Africa

Day 2 of Public Forum looks at why trade matters to Africa

03 Oct 14  News
The plenary session of the second day of the WTO Public Forum offered trade facilitation, regional integration and development of small and medium-sized enterprises as some of the ...
Azevêdo highlights trade role in realizing Africa’s “sheer potential”

Azevêdo highlights trade role in realizing Africa’s “sheer potential”

03 Oct 14  News
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, opening the WTO Public Forum’s second plenary session “Why Trade Matters to Africa” on 2 October, said that trade has an important role in ...
Status of Integration in Africa (SIA V)

Status of Integration in Africa (SIA V)

30 Jun 14  News
The fifth edition of the Status of Integration in Africa report (SIA V) contains information on the implementation process of the integration agenda by the Regional Economic Commun...
The Bali WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: Implications for southern Africa

The Bali WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: Implications for southern Africa

25 Jun 14  Publications
Trade facilitation referrs to the simplification, harmonisation, standardisation and modernisation of trade procedures. It encompasses policies designed to reduce trade transaction...
Top 10 economies best set up for trade

Top 10 economies best set up for trade

24 Apr 14  News
“We’re back in business” – these are the words of Roberto Azevêdo, the freshly elected director general of the World Trade Organization, uttered in December 2013. He was r...
Study into the cooperation of border management agencies in Zimbabwe

Study into the cooperation of border management agencies in Zimbabwe

29 May 13  Publications
Zimbabwe is a landlocked developing country with a population of 14 million, sharing common borders with Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. Zimbabwe has 14 border posts...
Trade capacity building: from Stockholm to Cape Town, March 2012

Trade capacity building: from Stockholm to Cape Town, March 2012

28 Mar 12  Event
The Swedish National Board of Trade has organized two one-year capacity building programmes during 2011-2012, in the areas of Rules of Origin and Trade Facilitation. The programmes...

Trade Facilitation in the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area

21 Sep 11  Publications
The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite was created in 2006 to assist in the process of harmonising programmes and policies within and between the three Regional Economic Communities of COM...
The World Trade Organisation: an African Perspective, more than a decade later

The World Trade Organisation: an African Perspective, more than a decade later

19 Jan 10  Publications
The current Round of trade negotiations is the first ‘Development Round’. Given the challenges of addressing development issues in the context of trade negotiations in the WTO ...

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