Tag: Trade in services

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Mar 17  News
Today, in Pretoria: SADC Ministers of Labour and Home Affairs are gathered for ‘2017 Regional Conference on Migration Initiatives’. Featured tweet, @IOMROpretoria: Half of SADC...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Mar 17  News
The Africa Development Week opens in Dakar with a clarion call for policies that cater for youth Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Sierra Leone: Youths get network for sub-regional trade ...
WTO members review further proposals to ease global trade in services

WTO members review further proposals to ease global trade in services

24 Mar 17  News
WTO members discussed five new or enhanced proposals to advance services negotiations at meetings of the Working Party on Domestic Regulation and the Services Council on 14-17 Marc...
African Ministers adopt Declaration for the STC on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism

African Ministers adopt Declaration for the STC on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism

22 Mar 17  News
The Ministerial Session of the First Ordinary Session of the AU Specialized Technical Committee on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tou...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Mar 17  News
The Abidjan Declaration (pdf), issued at the conclusion of the Industrialization in Africa seminar (AERC, AfDB, UNU-WIDER). Presentation slides (pdf) by Finn Tarp, Carol Newman. I...
Increased off-grid and mini-grid investments could solve Africa’s electricity crisis, says Annan report

Increased off-grid and mini-grid investments could solve Africa’s electricity crisis, says Annan report

14 Mar 17  News
African governments and their partners need to move faster to bridge the continent’s huge energy gap. That means adopting every available solution, on and off the grid, according...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Mar 17  News
Four events to diarise: SA’s trade and industry minister Rob Davies: ‘Implications of changing international trade: the view from South Africa’ (8 March, Chatham House, Lond...
The rise of China in world trade and a crystal ball analysis for future Chinese trade

The rise of China in world trade and a crystal ball analysis for future Chinese trade

01 Mar 17  Publications
This paper considers China’s position in world trade from two perspectives. The first section details the evolution of Chinese trade over the period 2001-2013, with an update of ...
Aviation experts brainstorm on how airlines can keep afloat, in business

Aviation experts brainstorm on how airlines can keep afloat, in business

27 Feb 17  News
For two days, last week, Kigali hosted a continental aviation forum that brought together over 500 delegates from over 50 institutions and firms with multiple conversations about t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Feb 17  News
Arvind Subramanian: The WTO reborn? (Project Syndicate) For too long, the World Trade Organization has languished, to lift a reference from T.S. Eliot, by the “waters of Leman...
Trade in services and economic transformation: A new development policy priority

Trade in services and economic transformation: A new development policy priority

22 Feb 17  News
Services play a vital role in economic transformation and job creation in poor countries, but the effects are different from those in agriculture or manufacturing. While much of th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Feb 17  News
African Corridor Alliance established to stimulate development (New Era) The ACMA secretariat will assist in unbundling, prioritising and sequencing corridor-orientated initiative...
Cross-border e-commerce is one of the fastest growth opportunities in retail, according to DHL report

Cross-border e-commerce is one of the fastest growth opportunities in retail, according to DHL report

20 Feb 17  News
Cross-border online retail predicted to grow at twice the rate of domestic e-commerce (CAGR: 25%) until 2020; retailers can grow 60% faster with a premium service offering DHL Exp...
Trade, finance, and development: Getting the institutions right

Trade, finance, and development: Getting the institutions right

17 Feb 17  News
What should policymakers do to improve the enabling environment for trade and finance to better contribute to sustainable development? The primacy of economic institutions as dete...
Air transport in Africa: A portrait of capacity and competition in various market segments

Air transport in Africa: A portrait of capacity and competition in various market segments

17 Feb 17  News
Sub-Saharan Africa’s air transport, though low in overall volume when compared to other regions in the world, has experienced significant growth in the last decade, both in inter...
Realising the potential of services SMEs in developing economies

Realising the potential of services SMEs in developing economies

17 Feb 17  News
The development of services sectors in least developed countries (LDCs) and low-income countries (LICs) has the potential to generate economic growth, raise incomes, and reduce pov...
Madagascar: the trade policy and performance profile

Madagascar: the trade policy and performance profile

16 Feb 17  Publications
This paper examines the trade profile and performance of Madagascar, focusing on the period since 2001. According to the World Trade Organization (WTO, 2015), Madagascar is slowly ...
Is any stakeholder happy with the ICT Policy White Paper?

Is any stakeholder happy with the ICT Policy White Paper?

16 Feb 17  Discussion
Tarik Oguz, tralac Research Advisor – Information and Communication Technologies, comments on the debate surrounding the recently-published ICT Policy White Paper for South Afric...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Feb 17  News
Applications close on 6 March for tralac’s online course ‘Trade in the 21st Century: legal and policy considerations for Africa’.   Profiled appointment: Paul Noumba Um...
Efficient trucking is a growth enabler: New IRU-World Bank guide to reform

Efficient trucking is a growth enabler: New IRU-World Bank guide to reform

10 Feb 17  News
The World Bank and the International Road and Transport Union (IRU) have jointly released a new guide on Road Freight Transport Services Reform that shows how efficient t...