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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...
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...
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 ...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jun 17  News
Profiled trade and regional integration conferences: Digital Economy, trade and development (21 June, Stockholm) 5th Annual Secretary General’s Forum for Private Sector, Civil...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jun 17  News
The 5th SACU Summit takes place on Friday in Swaziland. Swaziland as the current Chair of SACU has successfully led a process that facilitated discussions within SACU on the transf...
Trade Policy Review: Nigeria

Trade Policy Review: Nigeria

13 Jun 17  News
The fifth review of the trade policies and practices of Nigeria takes place on 13 and 15 June 2017. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the ...
Transforming Kenya’s economy through its first ever national trade policy

Transforming Kenya’s economy through its first ever national trade policy

06 Jun 17  News
In recent years, Kenya has moved up 21 places in the World Bank’s ease of doing business index, from 113 in 2015 to 92 in 2016. The country is hopeful of making further gain...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 May 17  News
Featured infographic, @WandileSihlobo: Zambia’s 2017 maize crop is set to reach 3.6 million tonnes – a record harvest. The government has now lifted the maize export ban. Laun...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 May 17  News
Nigeria: FEC approves trade negotiations office (PM News) The Federal Executive Council, presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday approved the establishment o...
The Link between Services Trade Restrictions and Trade Growth Underperformance in Africa

The Link between Services Trade Restrictions and Trade Growth Underperformance in Africa

11 May 17  Discussion
Services trade is increasingly important, yet often restricted in developing countries, writes tralac Associate John Stuart We live in a world where the production and consumption...
Services Trade Restrictions and Trade Performance in Africa: Some Insights

Services Trade Restrictions and Trade Performance in Africa: Some Insights

10 May 17  Publications
We live in a world where the production and consumption of services has been growing faster than that of merchandise for some time now. However whilst considerable gains await...

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