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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 May 18  News
Eckart Naumann: Trump’s steel and aluminium tariff action – putting America first? (tralac) This paper includes an overview of the recently published trade policy agenda to pr...
Trade in services for inclusive and sustainable development: Water and sanitation, energy and food-related logistics

Trade in services for inclusive and sustainable development: Water and sanitation, energy and food-related logistics

08 May 18  News
Experts met in Geneva from 7-8 May 2018 to examine how to facilitate and expand services trade to achieve the relevant Sustainable Development Goals under the 2030 Agenda, with a f...
Manufacturing sector and Nigeria’s economic growth pattern

Manufacturing sector and Nigeria’s economic growth pattern

02 May 18  News
Redesigning Policy Intervention for Inclusive Growth Since the year 2000, Nigeria’s economic growth has not delivered significant poverty and unemployment reduction. While GDP g...
Financial inclusion on the rise, but gaps remain, Global Findex Database shows

Financial inclusion on the rise, but gaps remain, Global Findex Database shows

20 Apr 18  News
515 million adults have opened accounts since 2014 Financial inclusion is on the rise globally, accelerated by mobile phones and the internet, but gains have been uneven across co...
Air Freight Monthly Analysis – February 2018: Africa tops the international growth chart once again

Air Freight Monthly Analysis – February 2018: Africa tops the international growth chart once again

06 Apr 18  News
Strong start to 2018 for FTK growth, but upward trend has eased Demand for air freight has benefited in recent years from a stronger global trade backdrop, as well as an inventory...
Mauritius and China reiterate determination to consolidate economic and trade relations

Mauritius and China reiterate determination to consolidate economic and trade relations

04 Apr 18  News
Mauritius and China have reiterated their determination towards consolidating economic and trade relations by signing the agreed minutes pertaining to the first round of negotiatio...
Mauritius-China FTA to strengthen economic cooperation in various sectors

Mauritius-China FTA to strengthen economic cooperation in various sectors

03 Apr 18  News
The first round of negotiations on the Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA), kicked off yesterday at Maritim Resort & Spa, in Balaclava. The FTA aims at creating th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Mar 18  News
AfCFTA special selection (2) Trade and development events to diarise: 2018 Spring Meetings of the IMF, WBG (16-22 April, Washington) 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governor...
Services and structural transformation for development

Services and structural transformation for development

27 Mar 18  News
This report contains papers and contributions delivered at the fifth session of UNCTAD’s multi-year expert meeting on trade, services and development: the role of the services ec...
Trade in services and the AfCFTA: No service is an island

Trade in services and the AfCFTA: No service is an island

15 Mar 18  Discussion
Ashly Hope, tralac Research Coordinator (trade in services and regulation), discusses services trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area The contribution of the services...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Mar 18  News
Today’s tralac daily news selection marks International Women’s Day 2018: enjoy our compilation of commentaries, data sources, event pointers * * * Namibia’s Mrs Sabine Bö...
A gender responsive AfCFTA

A gender responsive AfCFTA

08 Mar 18  Blog
The African Union’s agenda 2063 includes bold aspirations and targets for gender parity. It states: Africa of 2063 will have full gender parity… the economic and political gla...
Rwanda: Trade and Economic Profile

Rwanda: Trade and Economic Profile

02 Mar 18  Publications
This Working Paper provides a profile of the economy of Rwanda, an African least-developed country (LDC), with a special emphasis on trade and production (i.e. the real economy).&n...
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

23 Feb 18  Blog
In September 2015, the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were adopted by world leaders. The overarching rationale for the SDGs is to eradicate poverty, protect...
Trade Policy Review: Egypt

Trade Policy Review: Egypt

21 Feb 18  News
The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Egypt takes place on 20 and 22 February 2018. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by t...
RwandAir to start flights to Abuja, Cape Town

RwandAir to start flights to Abuja, Cape Town

14 Feb 18  News
RwandAir, the national carrier, is set to expand its wings to Abuja in Nigeria and Cape Town in South Africa. According to airline officials, RwandAir will operate four weekly fli...
Experts move to bridge digital standards gaps in Africa

Experts move to bridge digital standards gaps in Africa

06 Feb 18  News
Different experts from across Africa are pushing for more standards that would see countries benefit fairly from the growth of information and communication technologies (ICTs). T...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Feb 18  News
Published in Addis: African Union Handbook 2018 The book has at its heart information about the principal organs established by the AU Constitutive Act and subsequent protocols: t...
Trade Policy Review: The Gambia

Trade Policy Review: The Gambia

23 Jan 18  News
The first review of the trade policies and practices of the Gambia takes place on 23 and 25 January 2018. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report b...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jan 18  News
Diarise: 4th EAC Heads of State Retreat on Infrastructure Financing and Development (21-22 February, Kampala) Regional integration and informal trade in Africa: evidence from Beni...

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