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3rd Cycle of the CFTA Technical Working Groups

3rd Cycle of the CFTA Technical Working Groups

29 Aug 17  News
Opening remarks by Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe, Chairman of the Negotiating Forum for the Continental Free Trade Area (NF-CFTA) and Chairman of the Technical Working Group for Tr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Aug 17  News
TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Maputo: selected highlights, reviews Remarks by Mr Taro Kono (Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan): (i) Opening Session (pdf): In this context, Jap...
Outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit

Outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit

25 Aug 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discusses the key outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit, held on the theme ‘Partnering with the private sector in developing industry and regional...
Could there be a Trade war between China and the United States?

Could there be a Trade war between China and the United States?

25 Aug 17  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, discusses the possibility of a China-US trade war and what this would mean for African governments There have been several recent media reports ...
Communiqué of the 37th Summit of SADC of Heads of State and Government

Communiqué of the 37th Summit of SADC of Heads of State and Government

21 Aug 17  News
OR Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Pretoria, South Africa, 19th – 20th August 2017 The 37th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of Sta...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Aug 17  News
tralac’s weekly e-Newsletter: Are African trade arrangements rediscovering trade remedies? UNCTAD’s expert meeting on trade, services and development (18-20 July, Geneva): exp...
New customs proposals laid out by the UK Government in new paper on future relationship with the EU

New customs proposals laid out by the UK Government in new paper on future relationship with the EU

17 Aug 17  News
The first of a series of papers on the UK’s future partnership with the EU A new paper setting out proposals for a future customs relationship with the EU has been unveiled...
SADC Ministers meet ahead of Summit

SADC Ministers meet ahead of Summit

15 Aug 17  News
Regional integration, trade as well as peace and security are among the issues that are expected to be high on the agenda as a group of Ministers belonging to SADC meet in Pretoria...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Aug 17  News
The AGOA Forum 2017 begins today: the programme. Profiled AGOA Forum tweet, by SACU’s ES, Paulina Elago: Attending the African Trade Ministers’ preparatory meeting ahead of th...
Truth is the safest lie: A reassessment of development economics

Truth is the safest lie: A reassessment of development economics

08 Aug 17  News
Most African politicians have, on average, been bad leaders. But the failure of economic development is primarily due to the pervasiveness of bad ideas, which translate into bad ad...
Secretary-General highlights challenges posed by trade fragmentation

Secretary-General highlights challenges posed by trade fragmentation

28 Jul 17  News
Trade governance structures must be “fit for purpose” to address the changing global landscape and benefit Commonwealth member countries, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland ha...
Members issue joint call for safeguarding the WTO-based global trading system

Members issue joint call for safeguarding the WTO-based global trading system

27 Jul 17  News
Azevêdo reports on status of negotiations; stresses continued importance of transparency In a gathering of all WTO members on 25 July, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo called fo...
SACU and Namibia – The future

SACU and Namibia – The future

24 Jul 17  News
Remarks by Ms. Paulina M. Elago, Executive Secretary of SACU, on the occasion of the 38th Public Dialogue on “SACU and Namibia – the future”, held on 13 July 2017 in Windhoek...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jul 17  News
Featured tweet, @AUTradeIndustry: The 9th Meeting of the CFTA Continental Task Force commenced to review Technical Documents for the 3rd CFTA Technical Working Groups Featured new...
Assessing Africa’s policies and institutions: 2016 CPIA results for Africa

Assessing Africa’s policies and institutions: 2016 CPIA results for Africa

20 Jul 17  News
The latest Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) Africa results show that policy and institutional quality weakened in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016 amid a difficult glob...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jul 17  News
From last week’s Kenya National Trade Week: the six trade policy documents (i) The National Trade Policy: Transforming Kenya into a competitive export-led and efficient domestic...
WCO welcomes 2017 G20’s recognition of its work on Illicit Financial Flows

WCO welcomes 2017 G20’s recognition of its work on Illicit Financial Flows

18 Jul 17  News
The G20 leaders recognize the work of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in combatting Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in documents agreed following the 2017 G20 Hamburg Summit. T...
Kenya National Trade Policy: Transforming Kenya into a competitive export-led and efficient domestic economy

Kenya National Trade Policy: Transforming Kenya into a competitive export-led and efficient domestic economy

18 Jul 17  News
Preface by the Cabinet Secretary The National Trade Policy is being launched* at a time when the global trade landscape is facing emerging challenges. Over 70 percent of global tr...
Coordinating public and private action for export manufacturing: issues for Rwanda

Coordinating public and private action for export manufacturing: issues for Rwanda

18 Jul 17  News
One of the keys to economic transformation across Africa today is a greater role for employment-intensive, export-oriented manufacturing. After taking due account of differences i...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Rwanda

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Rwanda

14 Jul 17  News
On July 12, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2017 Article IV consultation with Rwanda and completed the seventh review of Rwand...

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