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Tag: Trade facilitation

Trade rules assisting SMEs to compete better

Trade rules assisting SMEs to compete better

27 Oct 16  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, comments on the WTO’s recently-published World Trade Report 2016, subtitled ‘Levelling the trading field for SMEs’ The 2016 World Trade Report...
Africa Trade Week 2016: The Continental Free Trade Area and trade facilitation

Africa Trade Week 2016: The Continental Free Trade Area and trade facilitation

27 Oct 16  News
Advancing Socio-Economic Structural Transformation through Intra-Africa Trade Africa Trade Week 2016 will be held at the African Union Head Quarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Oct 16  News
COMESA’s Intergovernmental Committee starts Policy Week proceedings (COMESA) The Intergovernmental Committee that brings together Permanent/Principal Secretaries was the first t...
SA’s proposed integrated Border Management Agency

SA’s proposed integrated Border Management Agency

31 Aug 16  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, comments on what the BMA Bill, currently being considered by parliament, may mean for integrated border management in South Africa South Africa’s ...
In Nairobi Declaration, Japan and African nations vow to fight terrorism, stress rule-based maritime order

In Nairobi Declaration, Japan and African nations vow to fight terrorism, stress rule-based maritime order

29 Aug 16  News
Japanese and African leaders on Sunday pledged to fight terrorism and emphasized the importance of rules-based maritime order as they wrapped up a Japan-led international conferenc...
WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: Developments since Bali

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: Developments since Bali

24 Aug 16  Publications
The landmark decision by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) members in December 2013 in Bali at the 9th Ministerial Conference on a Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) remains ...
Agency bets on 141 rest hubs to tame accidents on Mombasa-Kigali road

Agency bets on 141 rest hubs to tame accidents on Mombasa-Kigali road

22 Aug 16  News
The 10 years of hauling cargo from Mombasa port to Kigali have made Pascal Rubimbura an unusually cautious long distance trucker. Over the period, the Rwandan driver has come to...
Making a case for the ratification and implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Making a case for the ratification and implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

10 Aug 16  News
In recent times, exporters, importers and manufacturers have decried the high cost of doing businesses at Ghana’s ports and borders. The delays and its attendant cost have placed...
Inquiry into UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative: Written submissions

Inquiry into UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative: Written submissions

26 Apr 16  News
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trade Out of Poverty (APPG-TOP) received written submissions supporting the Inquiry into UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative from the following...
SADC Ministers of Trade approve Trade Facilitation Programme

SADC Ministers of Trade approve Trade Facilitation Programme

14 Mar 16  News
The 16th Meeting of the Ministerial Task Force on Regional Economic Integration took place on Sunday, 13 March 2016 in Gaborone. The main objective of the meeting was to receive p...
Mali notifies acceptance of Trade Facilitation Agreement, TRIPS amendment

Mali notifies acceptance of Trade Facilitation Agreement, TRIPS amendment

21 Jan 16  News
Mali has ratified the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), becoming the 10th African nation to do so. Mali has also accepted an amendment to the TRIPS Agreement aimed at facilit...
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...

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