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Tag: Trade policy

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Oct 18  News
Kenya Economic Update: In search of fiscal space – who benefits from government spending and taxation? (World Bank) The report builds on the options to enhance domestic revenue ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Oct 18  News
The African Continental Free Trade Area and its implications for India-Africa trade (Observer Research Foundation) The AfCFTA will provide a number of opportunities for the Indian...
Termination of the South Africa-Zimbabwe Trade Agreement: What next?

Termination of the South Africa-Zimbabwe Trade Agreement: What next?

05 Oct 18  Publications
The Government of South Africa has recently given notice of its intention to terminate the 1964 Zimbabwe-South Africa Bilateral Trade Agreement, with effect from 20 November 2018. ...
Africa’s Pulse: Growth in sub-Saharan Africa is slower than expected

Africa’s Pulse: Growth in sub-Saharan Africa is slower than expected

04 Oct 18  News
Investments in non-resource sectors, jobs, and efficient firms and workers are needed Sub-Saharan African economies are still recovering from the slowdown in 2015-16, but growth i...
The Crisis in WTO Dispute Settlement

The Crisis in WTO Dispute Settlement

01 Oct 18  Blog
The effective functioning of the dispute settlement system of the WTO is essential for rules-based multilateral trade. It provides certainty and predictability and prevents power-b...
President Kagame attends ‘New Africa Dialogue’ on AfCFTA Potential

President Kagame attends ‘New Africa Dialogue’ on AfCFTA Potential

28 Sep 18  News
President Kagame attended the ‘New Africa Dialogue’ on 27 September 2018, organized by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), on the potential of the Africa...
WTO downgrades outlook for global trade as risks accumulate

WTO downgrades outlook for global trade as risks accumulate

28 Sep 18  News
Escalating trade tensions and tighter credit market conditions in important markets will slow trade growth for the rest of this year and in 2019, WTO economists expect. Trade will...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Sep 18  News
Management of Africa’s global position must change: Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s UNGA address Let me start with a paradox. In no other region is the sense of trans-nat...
SA provides fertile ground for investment

SA provides fertile ground for investment

27 Sep 18  News
President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured potential investors that South Africa is working hard to provide a conducive environment for investors. “Government is working with urgency...
Trade policy should not be left to governments alone, says ECA’s David Luke

Trade policy should not be left to governments alone, says ECA’s David Luke

27 Sep 18  News
David Luke, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), has called for greater private sector involvement in trade po...
Trade wars are symptoms of deeper malaise, UNCTAD warns

Trade wars are symptoms of deeper malaise, UNCTAD warns

26 Sep 18  News
The flagship Trade and Development Report 2018 says the international economy remains rigged against the interests of the global poor. The world economy remains on shaky ground a ...
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...
A push for the formalization of women cross-border trade in West Africa

A push for the formalization of women cross-border trade in West Africa

20 Sep 18  News
The Nigeria chapter of the New Faces New Voices (NFNV), an initiative of the Graca Machel Trust, in partnership with the United Parcel Service, the US-headquartered global logistic...
WTO members review Seychelles’ accession to the SADC Trade Protocol

WTO members review Seychelles’ accession to the SADC Trade Protocol

20 Sep 18  News
World Trade Organisation members reviewed Seychelles’ accession to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) trade protocol at the 18 September 2018 meeting of the Commit...
African women: The architects of our economic futures

African women: The architects of our economic futures

20 Sep 18  News
On September 13-15, 2018 in Accra, Ghana, AWDF convened a select group of activists, scholars, researchers and policy shapers to help build and think through a thoughtful, progress...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Sep 18  News
Featured tweet, @SabineBohlke: Seychelles notified the WTO Committee on Regional Agreements on their accession to the SADC Protocol on Trade. Seychelles is a strategic trading part...
The T20 presents its public policy recommendations to the G20

The T20 presents its public policy recommendations to the G20

18 Sep 18  News
The Think 20 came together in Buenos Aires on 17 and 18 September 2018 to convey its public policy recommendations to the Argentine G20 presidency. President Macri received th...
EAC Extra-Ordinary Council on Trade, Industry and Investment dedicated to Industrialization and SMEs concludes in Arusha

EAC Extra-Ordinary Council on Trade, Industry and Investment dedicated to Industrialization and SMEs concludes in Arusha

17 Sep 18  News
The Extra-Ordinary Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (SCTIFI) dedicated to Industrialization and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) concluded at the EAC Head...
G20 Trade Ministers call on revitalizing the international trade system

G20 Trade Ministers call on revitalizing the international trade system

16 Sep 18  News
In spite of the current international trade environment, the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting ended in Mar del Plata on Friday afternoon with a ministerial statement th...
World Bank review reveals unchanged quality of policies and institutional performance in Africa

World Bank review reveals unchanged quality of policies and institutional performance in Africa

14 Sep 18  News
The average quality of policies and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa was broadly unchanged in 2017, according to the latest review by the World Bank. This is a shift from the det...

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