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Tag: Trade facilitation

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...
DG Azevêdo: Work to cut trade costs can help Africa’s economic integration

DG Azevêdo: Work to cut trade costs can help Africa’s economic integration

20 Feb 17  News
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo was in Dakar, Senegal, on 16 February 2017, for meetings with President Macky Sall, Trade Minister Alioune Sarr and other high-level government re...
Air transport in Africa: A portrait of capacity and competition in various market segments

Air transport in Africa: A portrait of capacity and competition in various market segments

17 Feb 17  News
Sub-Saharan Africa’s air transport, though low in overall volume when compared to other regions in the world, has experienced significant growth in the last decade, both in inter...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Feb 17  News
Underway in Walvis Bay: African Corridor Management Alliance launch (@snkaringi). Tweet by @heiniesuo: Inaugural meeting of #African #Corridor #Management #Alliance: "We need a con...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Feb 17  News
Today in Delhi: India to pitch global services accord to WTO chief Azevedo (The Hindu) India will make a presentation on Thursday to WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo and India...
India to pitch global services accord to WTO chief Azevêdo

India to pitch global services accord to WTO chief Azevêdo

09 Feb 17  News
India was expected to make a presentation on Thursday to World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevêdo and India Inc. on New Delhi’s proposal for a global...
Africa’s ports revolution: setting the scene for economic take-off

Africa’s ports revolution: setting the scene for economic take-off

08 Feb 17  News
With its crippling deficiency in ports and overland transport infrastructure, Africa has been cut off from modern world trade. But over the next five years, thanks to internationa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Feb 17  News
PIDA Progress Report 2016 (NEPAD) The lead implementing PIDA agency, the NEPAD Agency, with support from the AUC, AfDB, partners and stakeholders, continues to interact with the p...
WTO says $1 trillion global trade treaty about to come into force

WTO says $1 trillion global trade treaty about to come into force

27 Jan 17  News
A trade accord that will boost global exports by $1 trillion should come into force within two weeks, the head of the World Trade Organization said on Thursday, just as the rhetori...
Boosting business competitiveness with ITC guides on trade facilitation

Boosting business competitiveness with ITC guides on trade facilitation

27 Jan 17  News
ITC’s practical guides can help small firms take advantage of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. Small businesses may soon become big winners. With the World Trade Organizati...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jan 17  News
AU Summit press conferences today in Addis: Mrs Fatima Haram Acyl (Commissioner for Trade and Industry): ‘The Continental Free Trade Area: an opportunity for job creation in Afri...
“Make trade facilitation a reality” – Officials meet at the first UNCTAD-hosted forum to prepare for new global TFA

“Make trade facilitation a reality” – Officials meet at the first UNCTAD-hosted forum to prepare for new global TFA

25 Jan 17  News
NEW presentations are available to download With a major global agreement on making international trade “faster, easier and cheaper” due to take effect in the early weeks of 2...
WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement entry into force – What next?

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement entry into force – What next?

23 Jan 17  News
The entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement is imminent. Only two more ratifications are needed. For developing countries that have ratified or will ratify the Agreeme...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jan 17  News
Featured tweet, @UKenyatta: Kenya and Mauritius have agreed to make our two countries the financial and trade hubs for Africa Diarise: the German-African Business Summit will be h...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Jan 17  News
Later this month: UNCTAD, in cooperation with other international organizations, will host the first International Forum for National Trade Facilitation Committees (23-27 January, ...
ACP secretary general has dire warning for member states in 2017

ACP secretary general has dire warning for member states in 2017

06 Jan 17  News
Secretary general of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of countries, Dr Patrick I Gomes, is urging member states to move towards ratifying the World Trade Organization ...
Services, trade facilitation and customs

Services, trade facilitation and customs

04 Jan 17  Themes
The new realities of the global trading system and improved services trade has made logistics and other trade facilitation measures increasingly important in regional and integrati...
Continental Wide Service Liberalization within Africa

Continental Wide Service Liberalization within Africa

23 Nov 16  Publications
Following on from their initial tralac Trade Brief “Service Liberalization within Africa – Trying to Quantify the Potential Impact”, the authors utilize the model, database a...
Is doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa becoming more challenging?

Is doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa becoming more challenging?

10 Nov 16  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, comments on sub-Saharan Africa’s performance in the 2017 Doing Business Report At the end of October 2016 the World Bank released their lat...

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