Tag: Trade in services

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...
Women in Services Trade: Participation and Ownership, A Sub-Saharan African Focus

Women in Services Trade: Participation and Ownership, A Sub-Saharan African Focus

15 Dec 17  Publications
Trade in services makes an increasingly important contribution to economic growth, employment, and poverty reduction in countries across the globe. There is also mounting evidence ...
11th WTO Ministerial Conference – Buenos Aires: Resource box

11th WTO Ministerial Conference – Buenos Aires: Resource box

08 Dec 17  News
World Trade Organisation (WTO) members wrapped up their 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 13 December 2017, having brought together nearly 4,000 mini...
CFTA Update – 4th Meeting of the AMOT, Niger

CFTA Update – 4th Meeting of the AMOT, Niger

04 Dec 17  News
An intense four weeks of CFTA negotiations, including meetings of the Technical Working Groups, the Negotiating Forum, and the Senior Trade Officials, culminated in a pivotal meeti...
Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VIII: Bringing the Continental Free Trade Area about

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VIII: Bringing the Continental Free Trade Area about

06 Nov 17  News
The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is the first flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and a key initiative in the industrialization and economic development of ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Oct 17  News
Doing Business 2018 launches tomorrow. Selected previews: (i) Ilyas M. Dawaleh (Djibouti’s Minister of Economy and Finance): We, govt of Djibouti, did great jobs in recent year...
The sub-Saharan African services economy: Insights and trends

The sub-Saharan African services economy: Insights and trends

30 Oct 17  News
While sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) accounts for a small share (1.8%) of global commercial services trade volume, SSA services trade volume has grown rapidly in recent years, accounting...
Trade Policy Review: Members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

Trade Policy Review: Members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

26 Oct 17  News
The first review of the trade policies and practices of the members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) takes place on 25 and 27 October 2017. The basis for the...
Value Chains in the Global South: Case Studies of the Cape Town ICT Sector

Value Chains in the Global South: Case Studies of the Cape Town ICT Sector

25 Oct 17  Publications
ICT services are a critical input into development since unlike any other service, they are able to shift the production possibility frontier outward over time and enable better ut...
African tourists bring better jobs for women and youth

African tourists bring better jobs for women and youth

28 Sep 17  News
On a continent where unemployment is a major concern, tourism – especially tourism between African countries – is providing hope. The industry is expected to create some 1...
Rwanda: Economy grows 4 percent in second quarter of 2017

Rwanda: Economy grows 4 percent in second quarter of 2017

26 Sep 17  News
The Rwandan economy grew by 4 per cent in the second quarter of 2017 largely driven by agriculture and services sector, according to the latest official figures that were released ...
Changes in technology and trade disrupting manufacturing-led development

Changes in technology and trade disrupting manufacturing-led development

21 Sep 17  News
New policies needed to ensure developing countries can ompete Advances in technology and changing trade patterns are affecting opportunities for export-led manufacturing. Smart au...
Boosting private sector’s investment in innovation could help South Africa create jobs and reduce poverty

Boosting private sector’s investment in innovation could help South Africa create jobs and reduce poverty

20 Sep 17  News
Harnessing South Africa’s largely untapped potential for innovation could increase the economy’s productivity, propel job creation, and be of benefit to the country’s growing...