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A rebalancing act for China and Africa: the effects of China’s rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africa’s trade and growth

A rebalancing act for China and Africa: the effects of China’s rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africa’s trade and growth

11 Apr 17  News
China and Africa have developed close economic ties over the past 20 years. China’s rapid growth has boosted its demand for raw materials, many of which come from Africa, and tra...
tralac Annual Conference 2017: International Trade Governance – quo vadis?

tralac Annual Conference 2017: International Trade Governance – quo vadis?

05 Apr 17  Discussion
tralac is hosting its Annual Conference this week, 6-7 April 2017, in Cape Town. The conference will examine international trade governance matters; reflecting in particular on rec...
African Trade and Integration in a Post-Brexit World

African Trade and Integration in a Post-Brexit World

03 Apr 17  News
After more than four decades of trade being governed by EU policies, Brexit means UK-Africa trading relations are now at a crossroads. Most Sub-Saharan African (SSA) exports enjoy...
Africa’s future depends on its ability to meet the expectations of its young people

Africa’s future depends on its ability to meet the expectations of its young people

03 Apr 17  News
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s 2017 Forum report, Africa at a Tipping Point, finds the continent still making progress, but faced with a real risk of falling back. The fut...
South Africa’s International Arbitration Bill 2016: Stepping-stone for increasing trade and investment

South Africa’s International Arbitration Bill 2016: Stepping-stone for increasing trade and investment

29 Mar 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, comments on the transformation of South Africa’s international commercial arbitration law On 1st March 2017, the South African Cabinet appro...
Second International Conference on the Emergence of Africa opens in Abidjan

Second International Conference on the Emergence of Africa opens in Abidjan

29 Mar 17  News
The Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in partnership with the African Development Bank Group and the World Bank, is holding the seco...
Transnational crime is a $1.6 trillion to $2.2 trillion annual “business”, finds new GFI report

Transnational crime is a $1.6 trillion to $2.2 trillion annual “business”, finds new GFI report

28 Mar 17  News
Transnational crime undermines economies, societies, and governments in developing countries; national and global policy efforts needed to address shadow financial system responsib...
Fastest-growing region in Africa suffering from slow pace of structural transformation

Fastest-growing region in Africa suffering from slow pace of structural transformation

27 Mar 17  News
Despite being the fastest growing sub-region of the continent with an economic growth rate of 6.7% – second in the world to East Asia, East Africa is lagging behind in terms of i...
Validation workshop of the African Union Policy on Business and Human Rights

Validation workshop of the African Union Policy on Business and Human Rights

24 Mar 17  News
The two-day validation workshop on the Draft AU Policy Framework on Human Rights and Business co-organized by the African Union Commission’s Department of Political Affairs and t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Mar 17  News
The AERC Senior Policy Seminar XIX, on the theme of Industrialization in Africa (pdf), ends today in Abidjan. Today’s sessions cover regional industrialisation in Africa, financi...
Leveling the playing field: A new atlas transforms access to legal data in Africa

Leveling the playing field: A new atlas transforms access to legal data in Africa

13 Mar 17  News
A comprehensive legal framework is crucial for the proper governance of Africa’s mining sector. However, access to and knowledge of the evolving legislation of many African count...
Trade ministers pledge to harness Commonwealth advantage at historic meeting

Trade ministers pledge to harness Commonwealth advantage at historic meeting

13 Mar 17  News
Commonwealth trade and investment ministers concluded their two-day meeting in London on 10 March 2017 with a commitment to make full use of the ‘Commonwealth advantage’ to boo...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Mar 17  News
ARSO conference: Pan-African quality standardisation policy update (The Chronicle) Delegates at the just ended 2nd African Regional Standardisation conference have recommended the...
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

24 Feb 17  News
Diarise: Trade Out of Poverty‏ @APPG_TOP: Next month, we’re partnering with @DFID_UK to host a high level roundtable on “Africa & the TFA: from ratification to...
Issues for CFTA negotiators to consider

Issues for CFTA negotiators to consider

22 Feb 17  Publications
This paper will examine the modalities (the formulas, targets, or specific measures used to accomplish stated objectives) associated with current negotiations on the African Contin...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Feb 17  News
Arvind Subramanian: The WTO reborn? (Project Syndicate) For too long, the World Trade Organization has languished, to lift a reference from T.S. Eliot, by the “waters of Leman...
Chatham House interview with Rob Davies, South African Trade Minister

Chatham House interview with Rob Davies, South African Trade Minister

22 Feb 17  News
The head of South Africa’s Department for Trade and Industry speaks about his country’s post-Brexit trading relationship with the UK and how it is responding to global economic...
Policy uncertainty weighs on world trade

Policy uncertainty weighs on world trade

22 Feb 17  News
New report links increased policy uncertainty and maturing global value chains to weakened trade growth in 2016 Global trade growth continued to be slow for the fifth consecutive ...

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