Tag: Trade in services

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...
Air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2010

Air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2010

07 Aug 17  News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 10.4% in t...
Protectionism threat to global trade: BRICS

Protectionism threat to global trade: BRICS

02 Aug 17  News
Trade ministers from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) discussed trade facilitation, economic and technological cooperation, and the multilateral trade syst...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Jul 17  News
Uganda Bureau of Statistics: Imports exports by region and country of origin, 2011 – 2016 South Africa: June 2017 trade surplus (SARS) The R10.67bn trade balance surplus for Ju...
National policy on services trade will ensure competitiveness in the sector

National policy on services trade will ensure competitiveness in the sector

31 Jul 17  News
A service is an intangible transaction between the consumer and the provider. It is a vital source of income and employment to our economies and in some countries, over two thirds ...
BRICS countries: Emerging players in global services trade

BRICS countries: Emerging players in global services trade

31 Jul 17  News
BRICS countries – Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China, and South Africa – have emerged as important players in global services trade in the past decade. BRICS services...
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...
Aid for Trade Global Review 2017: Sample case stories

Aid for Trade Global Review 2017: Sample case stories

14 Jul 17  News
Ahead of the Aid for Trade Global Review 2017, a monitoring and evaluation exercise was conducted to survey Aid-for-Trade results and priorities. The monitoring exercise invited th...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Jul 17  News
tralac’s Weekly e-Newsletter is posted: SACU, Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016 (and more) Concluding today, in Maputo: WIDER Developmen...
African tourists emerge as powerhouse for tourism on the continent, says UNCTAD report

African tourists emerge as powerhouse for tourism on the continent, says UNCTAD report

06 Jul 17  News
Four out of 10 international tourists in Africa come from the continent itself, according to the new UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2017: Tourism for Transformative a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Jun 17  News
Event pointers: Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement: 4th Meeting of the Parties (23-30 June, Mauritius) OECD Global Forum for Responsible Business Conduct (29-30 June, Pari...
Urgent policies required for inclusive tourism growth, intra-Africa trade and visa openness, says Africa Tourism Monitor

Urgent policies required for inclusive tourism growth, intra-Africa trade and visa openness, says Africa Tourism Monitor

21 Jun 17  News
More than ever before, African countries need to craft economic and trade policies that will foster inclusive and green tourism growth, intra-Africa trade, and contribute to visa o...