Tag: Trade in services

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Aug 18  News
Diarise: Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum (25 October, Lagos). The Forum will also see the launch of TEFConnect, the world’s largest digital platform for African entrepreneurs...
East Africa states seek to unlock stalemate over ATM link

East Africa states seek to unlock stalemate over ATM link

16 Aug 18  News
East Africa’s banking customers could soon gain access to cheaper ATM withdrawal charges after regional governments moved to review financial laws to enable an integrated regiona...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Aug 18  News
Diarise: High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region (3-4 September, Berlin) Featured tweet from @ChilesheKCOMESA (COMESA’s new SG): COMESA will set up stakeholder outreach to...
African policymakers seek consensus to drive growth of ICT sector

African policymakers seek consensus to drive growth of ICT sector

14 Aug 18  News
Senior African policymakers on Monday resolved to adopt a common position aimed at propelling growth of ICT sector and embed it in the Continent’s transformation agenda. The pol...
TradesCape: the AfCFTA Agreement is set to enter into force by early 2019

TradesCape: the AfCFTA Agreement is set to enter into force by early 2019

10 Aug 18  News
South Africa signed the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) on 1 July 2018. What does this mean in practical terms? Wesgro recently hosted a seminar, in partner...
Madagascar Economic Update: Inclusive growth is essential for poverty reduction

Madagascar Economic Update: Inclusive growth is essential for poverty reduction

02 Aug 18  News
Overall, the economy has been performing well, with growth estimated at 4.2% in 2017 and projected at 5% in 2018, according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s Madagas...
Is Brexit now in the Emergency Ward?

Is Brexit now in the Emergency Ward?

31 Jul 18  Blog
Brexit is due to happen on 29 March 2019 but there is no agreement yet on how the future relationship between the UK and the EU (the UK’s most important trading partner) will wor...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Jul 18  News
Profiled African REC, trade and development events starting today:   In Lomé: Joint ECOWAS, ECCAS Summit of Heads of State and Government In Kigali: African Tax Aut...
Engaging with the international e-commerce trade agenda for structural transformation in Africa

Engaging with the international e-commerce trade agenda for structural transformation in Africa

30 Jul 18  Blog
E-commerce can be an important contributor to Africa’s structural transformation. E-commerce is not just about online shopping. E-commerce is variously defined as the purchase a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jul 18  News
Promoting the AU Reform Agenda: An Extra-ordinary AU Summit has been called for 17-18 November Released, today in Abuja: Independent analysis of the potential benefits of the AfCF...
8th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Communiqué

8th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Communiqué

05 Jul 18  News
 Joint Communiqué The 8th BRICS Trade Ministers met on 5 July 2018 in Magaliesburg, South Africa under the chairmanship of Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Jul 18  News
Updated: tralac’s AfCFTA Ratification Barometer UNU-WIDER has posted an early view of the forthcoming book Industries without Smoke-stacks: Industrialization in Africa reconside...
DG Azevêdo: “Our efforts in the WTO must translate into real trade gains for LDCs”

DG Azevêdo: “Our efforts in the WTO must translate into real trade gains for LDCs”

02 Jul 18  News
Addressing a meeting of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group on 28 June 2018, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said WTO members need to build on the progress achieved on LDC...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Jun 18  News
Featured tweet, @SongweVera: Africa badly needs a common platform for intellectual property rights. In 2008, 10 million apps downloaded from the Apple Store; in 2018, 180 billion a...
World Bank Group increases support for regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank Group increases support for regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa

22 Jun 18  News
Titled “Supporting Africa’s Transformation”, the World Bank’s new Africa Regional Integration and Cooperation Assistance Strategy for the period FY18-FY23 will pr...
AfCFTA negotiations after Kigali – keeping an eye on the end game

AfCFTA negotiations after Kigali – keeping an eye on the end game

20 Jun 18  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations took an important step forward in early June, as the African Union (AU) Ministers of Trade adopted the legally scrubbe...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jun 18  News
African trade and regional integration event listings: (i) Underway, in Nairobi: AU experts meeting on the Services Sector Development Programme. The UNECA’s Jamie Macleod: “K...
How might Africa benefit from e-commerce technology?

How might Africa benefit from e-commerce technology?

19 Jun 18  Blog
World trade has entered a new mode; one that is to international trade what the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ is to traditional manufacturing. Digital tools now make it possib...
COMESA searching for solutions to transform and sustain competitive businesses

COMESA searching for solutions to transform and sustain competitive businesses

19 Jun 18  News
The COMESA-Connect Industry Dialogue set for June 21st to 22nd, in Kigali, will bring together high level technical expertise from the public and private sector to provide common s...
AU services experts meet to develop services sector development program in the context of the AfCFTA

AU services experts meet to develop services sector development program in the context of the AfCFTA

19 Jun 18  News
The Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission is organizing from 18-22 June 2018 in Nairobi, the AU Experts Meeting on the Services Sector Development Progra...