Tag: Trade in services

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 May 19  News
Diarise: The G-20 Niigata Agricultural Summit (11-12 May) on the theme Toward Sustainable Agro-Food Sector – emerging issues and good practices Japan’s trade insurance to cove...
Services key to revving up economic growth and development

Services key to revving up economic growth and development

03 May 19  News
The services sector accounts for more economic activity than any other and its contribution to gross domestic product, trade and employment is ticking up. Enhancing the services s...
Trade Policy Review: East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda)

Trade Policy Review: East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda)

21 Mar 19  News
The third joint Trade Policy Review of the East African Community (EAC) takes place on 20 and 22 March, 2019 to provide clarification from the EAC members on its trade policies and...
South Africa: a 2018 trade and investment profile

South Africa: a 2018 trade and investment profile

01 Mar 19  Publications
This brief and accompanying infographics provide an update on merchandise trade, services and investment in South Africa for 2018. Specific product sectors examined include agricul...
Fintech in Sub-Saharan Africa: A potential game changer

Fintech in Sub-Saharan Africa: A potential game changer

15 Feb 19  News
Mobile money has grown exponentially in sub-Saharan Africa over the past 10 years, making the region the global leader in mobile money innovation, adoption, and usage. M-Pesa, the...
Mission to unlock Africa’s services sector

Mission to unlock Africa’s services sector

04 Feb 19  News
African countries must level up on their ability to measure services trade and use services to grow their economies and value chains. “Services offer African countries an import...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Jan 19  News
Agenda items for tomorrow’s EAC Heads of State Summit in Arusha: The presidents are expected to tackle key issue amongst member states, with priority given to resolution of lon...
Global creative economy shows resilience, growth – report

Global creative economy shows resilience, growth – report

17 Jan 19  News
The remarkable story of China’s dominance in the trade of creative goods and services is the golden thread of a new creative economy outlook by UNCTAD. With export growth rates ...
African Union Ministers of Trade conclusively reach consensus on all outstanding issues on AfCFTA modalities for tariff liberalization

African Union Ministers of Trade conclusively reach consensus on all outstanding issues on AfCFTA modalities for tariff liberalization

18 Dec 18  News
The seventh meeting of African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) ended in Egypt this week with the ministers reaching an agreement on crucial aspects of the African Continental Free ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Dec 18  News
African trade events to diarise: African Ministers of Trade meeting (12-13 December, Cairo); 1st SADCSTAN workshop to adopt Harmonised Transport Standards (10-14 December, South Af...
Where to for Africa’s Silicon Valley?

Where to for Africa’s Silicon Valley?

27 Nov 18  Blog
Approximately a year ago, tralac published a working paper that overviewed South Africa’s software development industry cluster in the Western Cape Province[1]. The Western Cape ...
African countries focus on global trade prospects, challenges

African countries focus on global trade prospects, challenges

27 Nov 18  News
Trade officials and experts from Commonwealth African countries gathered in the Seychelles recently to discuss regional and global trade issues affecting their growth and developme...
East Africa the fastest growing region in Africa, with people leading longer and healthier lives

East Africa the fastest growing region in Africa, with people leading longer and healthier lives

21 Nov 18  News
22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) for Eastern Africa With an average growth rate of 6.7% between 2013 and 2017 – double the African average – Ea...
Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area in Eastern Africa: From vision to action

Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area in Eastern Africa: From vision to action

09 Nov 18  News
22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts of the Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa In partnership with the Government of Rwanda, the United Nations Economic ...
Uganda: 9th Annual Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review Conference

Uganda: 9th Annual Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review Conference

05 Nov 18  News
Enhancing Competitiveness of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises for National Export Development Speech by Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperat...
The right kind of disruption... New banks in South Africa

The right kind of disruption... New banks in South Africa

31 Oct 18  Blog
There are a number of start-up banks set to challenge the dominance of the big four in South Africa (Absa, FirstRand Bank, Nedbank and Standard Bank) in the coming months, includin...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Sep 18  News
Women and African trade: A set of postings, complementing tralac’s recent newsletter on the same theme i) Why do gender issues matter in trade relations? How do trade policies...
Aviation drives economic prosperity for Mauritius

Aviation drives economic prosperity for Mauritius

19 Sep 18  News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Mauritius to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic and soc...
Education in the 21st Century Digital World

Education in the 21st Century Digital World

14 Sep 18  Blog
In his 1995 best-selling book ‘The Road Ahead’, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said “the computer won’t dominate the learning experience, but it will effectively augment lear...
A gender agenda: South Africa’s tourism trade

A gender agenda: South Africa’s tourism trade

30 Aug 18  Blog
South Africa has a sophisticated framework for gender equality. Equality is enshrined in the constitution, and legal protections and institutions are in place. Despite this, gender...