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Tag: Trade in services

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...
Leveraging the services sector for inclusive value chains in developing countries

Leveraging the services sector for inclusive value chains in developing countries

14 Sep 17  News
The nature of production, business processes, and economic interdependence has been fundamentally altered by the emergence of regional and global value chains. Changes of this sco...
Update on the outcome of the Third Meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

Update on the outcome of the Third Meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

05 Sep 17  News
Convened by the African Union Department of Trade and Industry from 20th August to 1st September, 2017, in Durban, Republic of South Africa I. Introduction From 21st August to ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Aug 17  News
International trade statistics: Continued, albeit slower, G20 merchandise trade growth in Q2 2017 (OECD) G20 international merchandise trade (seasonally adjusted and expressed in ...
Sustainable tourism – A tool for development and poverty eradication

Sustainable tourism – A tool for development and poverty eradication

30 Aug 17  News
Today, tourism generates 10% of the world’s GDP, one in every 10 jobs, and 30% of world trade in services. It is key to many countries’ economies and livelihoods. The United N...
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...
7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers: Annexes to the Joint Statement

7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers: Annexes to the Joint Statement

23 Aug 17  News
The 7th meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers under the Chinese presidency was held in Shanghai on 1-2 August 2017. The Ministers reviewed the progress made in BRICS economic, trad...
7th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Statement

7th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Statement

23 Aug 17  News
The seventh meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Trade was held in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, on the 1-2 August 2017. The establishment of the BRICS e-port network, e-co...
Rwanda Economic Update: sustaining growth by building on emerging export opportunities

Rwanda Economic Update: sustaining growth by building on emerging export opportunities

22 Aug 17  News
Sustaining growth by building on emerging export opportunities Rwanda’s economic growth has been slowing down since mid-2016 resulting in a 6 percent growth in 2016 and in 4.2 p...

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