Tag: Trade in services

African Union Commission Services Sector Development Workshop – Addis Ababa, 1 October 2016

African Union Commission Services Sector Development Workshop – Addis Ababa, 1 October 2016

12 Oct 16  Event
On 1 October 2016, tralac Research Advisor Ashly Hope presented to the African Union Commission’s Workshop on the AU Services Sector Development Programme 2016-2020. The presenta...
Sector development, regulation and the CFTA: a look at the financial sector

Sector development, regulation and the CFTA: a look at the financial sector

07 Oct 16  Discussion
Ashly Hope, tralac Research Advisor, comments on financial sector regulation and how the Continental Free Trade Area negotiations could be used to help realise wider development ob...
The gender dimensions of services and global value chains

The gender dimensions of services and global value chains

05 Oct 16  News
The Gender Dimensions of Services The service sector makes a substantial contribution to GDP, providing jobs, crucial inputs and public services. In 2014 the service sector accoun...
Market access for products and services of export interest to least developed countries: Summary of recent developments

Market access for products and services of export interest to least developed countries: Summary of recent developments

26 Sep 16  News
Executive summary LDC exports of goods and services grew by an annual average of 7.6% over the 2005-2015 period and, thus, slightly more than the exports of other developing econo...
Reinventing financial sector regulation in South Africa

Reinventing financial sector regulation in South Africa

24 Aug 16  Discussion
Ashly Hope, tralac Research Advisor, comments on the current overhaul of South Africa’s financial sector regulation South Africa’s financial sector regulatory landscape is in ...
Agreement on Trade in Services between India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: Report by the WTO Secretariat

Agreement on Trade in Services between India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: Report by the WTO Secretariat

23 Aug 16  News
Trade Environment The Agreement on Trade in Services under the framework agreement on comprehensive economic cooperation between India and the Association of Southeast Asian Natio...
14th Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: Resource box

14th Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: Resource box

26 Jul 16  News
The fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 17 to 22 July 2016. The theme of the event was Fr...

International regulatory cooperation in the SADC tourism services sector

08 Jun 16  Publications
The tourism sector makes a significant contribution to the Gross Domestic Product of all Member States in the Southern African Development Community. It is an important provider of...
tralac participates in UNCTAD’s Multi-year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development, 18-20 May 2016

tralac participates in UNCTAD’s Multi-year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development, 18-20 May 2016

01 Jun 16  Event
tralac’s Ashly Hope recently presented at UNCTAD’s Multi-year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development (18-20 May 2016), fourth session. The meeting focused on the rol...
tralac in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 16-20 May 2016

tralac in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 16-20 May 2016

01 Jun 16  Event
Workshop on trade related matters: African Trade Policy Centre During the week of 16-20 May, the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) and partners held a week-long workshop on trade...
tralac at Namibia Trade Forum Public-Private Dialogue and Namibia University of Science and Technology Public Lecture, 16 May 2016

tralac at Namibia Trade Forum Public-Private Dialogue and Namibia University of Science and Technology Public Lecture, 16 May 2016

01 Jun 16  Event
On 16 May 2016, the Namibia Trade Forum (NTF) hosted a Public-Private Dialogue on Trade in Services in Windhoek, Namibia. The discussion was attended by representatives from variou...
Pro-competitive services sector regulation: a possible direction for the AU CFTA Agreement?

Pro-competitive services sector regulation: a possible direction for the AU CFTA Agreement?

09 Mar 16  Publications
The African Economic Community (AEC) was established by the Abuja Treaty (1991) as an integral part of the African Union (AU). One of its objectives is to promote economic, so...
Workshop on Trade in Services Modalities for CFTA Negotiations, 24 November 2015

Workshop on Trade in Services Modalities for CFTA Negotiations, 24 November 2015

03 Dec 15  Event
The African Union Commission (AUC) hosted a workshop on modalities for trade in services negotiations for the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) at the Newlands Sun Hotel in Cape T...
Trade in Services in Africa

Trade in Services in Africa

19 Nov 15  Resource
The following set of papers contains a large amount of visualised data on trade in services in Africa. There are seven sectoral papers and one framework paper, which contextualises...
ICTs Services Development and Trade: How Africa Can Benefit

ICTs Services Development and Trade: How Africa Can Benefit

10 Sep 15  Publications
This paper examines services made possible by new information and communication technologies (ICTs) that are capable of being domestically and internationally traded. The emphasis ...
The road transport sector in the context of the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology

The road transport sector in the context of the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology

08 Apr 15  Publications
The SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology (TCM) of 1996 aims to integrate the transport sector in the region. It places strong emphasis on the commer...
Suitable Mechanisms for Negotiating Trade in Services and Movement of Business Persons in the Continental Free Trade Area

Suitable Mechanisms for Negotiating Trade in Services and Movement of Business Persons in the Continental Free Trade Area

01 Apr 15  Publications
The purpose of trade agreements is to promote international trade. Preferential trade agreements on services or Economic Integration Agreements (EIAs) as they are defined in Articl...
The services sector in Africa

The services sector in Africa

03 Sep 14  Publications
Services are playing an increasingly important role in the modern economy, but while economists and policy makers focus on trade in merchandise goods they tend to spend significant...
SADC signs Protocol on Trade and Services

SADC signs Protocol on Trade and Services

19 Aug 14  News
SADC Heads of State and Government attending the regional summit in Victoria Falls have signed the Protocol on Trade and Services. SADC Chairperson, President ...
The SADC Protocol on Trade in Services: What is necessary to support the establishment of an integrated market?

The SADC Protocol on Trade in Services: What is necessary to support the establishment of an integrated market?

02 Jul 14  Publications
In August 2012, the Members States (MS) of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) adopted the Protocol on Trade in Services. The preamble to the Protocol provides for th...