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Tag: Trade policy

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Sep 18  News
Featured trade, regional policy events: (i) In Abidjan. @ECOWASParliamnt: Parliament-arians convene in Abidjan for the three day seminar on African Continental Free Trade Area. C...
BREXIT: Where does it stand and what are the options?

BREXIT: Where does it stand and what are the options?

12 Sep 18  Blog
If I were a business person in the United Kingdom (UK) or a concerned voter, I would be somewhat unhappy about the persistent uncertainty regarding the outcome of the Brexit proces...
SA to participate in G20 trade ministers’ meeting

SA to participate in G20 trade ministers’ meeting

11 Sep 18  News
Changes brought on by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the rise of inclusive global value chains will be at the centre of the G20 Trade Ministers’ Meeting, that gets underway...
New report highlights promising signs of export diversification in African agricultural trade

New report highlights promising signs of export diversification in African agricultural trade

06 Sep 18  News
A new report highlights the role agricultural trade plays in Africa and draws out important policy measures that African governments will need to take to benefit fully from intra-A...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Sep 18  News
African trade events to diarise: (i) Africa Industrialization Week 2018 (19-23 November, Addis Ababa). The theme for the AIW2018 is Promoting regional value chains in Africa: a p...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Aug 18  News
Ethiopian trade, industrial policy updates: (i) Ethiopia’s PM appoints new policy reforms advisor, chief trade negotiator (ECADF). Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has assigned Mamo Mi...
Trade Governance Support to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Trade Governance Support to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

31 Aug 18  Blog
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand became, on June 21 this year, only the second head of state to give birth in office, after late prime minister Bhutto of Pakistan. She ...
Women and trade

Women and trade

31 Aug 18  Infographics
As an important component of economic life, trade both contributes to, and is impacted by inequality. Trade affects women differently than men. Trade also affects different women i...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Aug 18  News
South African trade updates: (i) South African farmers play chicken with Trump tariffs (Reuters). AGOA grants qualifying countries duty-free access to US markets for thousands of ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Aug 18  News
Underway, in Arusha: Meeting of EAC-SACU technical officials on an exchange of tariff offers Starting today, in Nairobi: EAC meeting to develop a harmonised framewo...
India-Kenya Joint Trade Committee meeting held in Nairobi

India-Kenya Joint Trade Committee meeting held in Nairobi

27 Aug 18  News
The 8th meeting of India-Kenya Joint Trade Committee was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 22nd – 25th August, 2018. The meeting was co-chaired by Union Minister of Commerce & In...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Aug 18  News
Launched today, in Busia: Cross Border Co-operation Coalition and Campaign. The coalition will consolidate efforts and voices of borderland CSOs to advocate for more enabling cross...
2018 SADC Summit – Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development

2018 SADC Summit – Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development

13 Aug 18  Blog
The 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will take place 17th to 18th August 2018 in Namibia. The occasion...
Supporting Lesotho’s economic diversification and trade integration: Structural transformation through greater export competitiveness

Supporting Lesotho’s economic diversification and trade integration: Structural transformation through greater export competitiveness

10 Aug 18  News
This report provides a multifaceted diagnostic overview of Lesotho’s export competitiveness, including an assessment of medium-term impacts of potential trade policy changes, bas...
Inclusiveness and Community-Level Engagement Crucial for Afcfta's Success

Inclusiveness and Community-Level Engagement Crucial for Afcfta's Success

31 Jul 18  News
The African Trade Policy Centre of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in partnership with Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) and the Pan African Strategic and ...
Implementing the AfCFTA: When and How?

Implementing the AfCFTA: When and How?

30 Jul 18  Blog
The implementation of international agreements is about achieving the objectives agreed upon. For trade agreements implementation is ultimately about ensuring active private sector...
2018 AGOA Forum opens in Washington, DC: Statements by USTR Robert Lighthizer

2018 AGOA Forum opens in Washington, DC: Statements by USTR Robert Lighthizer

12 Jul 18  News
“I can assure you that this Administration is strongly committed to Africa. We want to deepen our trade ties so that workers and businesses throughout the United States and acros...
tralac’s Daily News Selection: AGOA Forum

tralac’s Daily News Selection: AGOA Forum

09 Jul 18  News
The 17th annual US - Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (commonly known as the AGOA Forum) takes place this week in Washington on the theme: Forging new strate...
2018 AGOA Forum: Resource box

2018 AGOA Forum: Resource box

09 Jul 18  News
Forging New Strategies for US-Africa Trade and Investment The 17th United States-Sub-Saharan Africa AGOA Forum took place in Washington, D.C. from 9-12 July 2018. The annual ...
IGAD signs cross-border trade policy

IGAD signs cross-border trade policy

23 Jun 18  News
Members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have adopted a regional policy framework on cross-border trade that promises to be a lifeline for the region’s sm...

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