Tag: Trade in services

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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 May 17  News
On Sunday, in Kigali: President Kagame hosts African foreign ministers for AU reform talks. ‘It is an opportunity to engage with Africa’s top diplomats, and others present, on ...
Challenges and opportunities experienced by small economies when linking into global value chains in trade in goods and services

Challenges and opportunities experienced by small economies when linking into global value chains in trade in goods and services

03 May 17  News
Introduction At the Ninth Ministerial Conference in Bali, Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to the Work Programme on Small Economies and instructed the WTO Secretariat to pro...
Regulatory coherence, cross-border externalities: A financial sector perspective from Africa

Regulatory coherence, cross-border externalities: A financial sector perspective from Africa

28 Apr 17  Discussion
Ashly Hope, tralac Associate, discusses the concept of regulatory coherence in the context of financial services regulation in Africa Modern trade agreements are concerned less an...
The EAC Mode 4: Trade data

The EAC Mode 4: Trade data

26 Apr 17  Publications
The East African Community (EAC) Common Market Protocol (CMP) entered into force in 2010. Among others, the protocol consists of the services liberalisation commitments and provide...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Apr 17  News
Featured tweet, infographic, @LopesInsights: Attending @AfricaProg conf. Brexit impact on Africa. Even w/ underestimated figures Africa’s GDP would make AU G7 seat justified, li...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Apr 17  News
Featured tweet/infographic, @RencapMan: While some like to suggest the Africa Rising story is over, there are an awful lot of African countries still growing at 5% or more Profil...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Apr 17  News
Trade recovery expected in 2017 and 2018, amid policy uncertainty (WTO) The WTO’s more promising forecasts for 2017 and 2018 are predicated on certain assumptions and there is c...
Tanzania: Formal financial sector could follow mobile money success to expand credit – World Bank

Tanzania: Formal financial sector could follow mobile money success to expand credit – World Bank

12 Apr 17  News
For Tanzania, bringing even more money within everyone’s reach is key In less than eight years, there has been extraordinary progress in bringing the majority of Tanzanians into...
Côte d’Ivoire: economic and trade profile and performance

Côte d’Ivoire: economic and trade profile and performance

05 Apr 17  Publications
This paper examines the economic and trade profile and performance of Côte d’Ivoire since 1960, focusing on trends over the past 15 years. Côte d’Ivoire’s economic performa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Apr 17  News
Underway, in Nairobi: IDEV AfDB‏ event on private sector-led growth, sharing evaluative knowledge to enhance the relevance, effectiveness, and impact of future private sector dev...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Mar 17  News
Today, in Lusaka: Tanzania-Zambia Trade Forum Kenya’s 2017 Budget Policy statement (pdf), documentation Launched: Online Africa knowledge repository platform (with 4000 World B...
World trade in services: evidence from a new dataset

World trade in services: evidence from a new dataset

31 Mar 17  News
Using a newly constructed dataset on trade in services for 192 countries from 1970 to 2014, this IMF Working Paper shows that services currently constitute one-fourth of world trad...