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Trade Implications of Brexit for South African Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy

Trade Implications of Brexit for South African Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy

23 Nov 16  Publications
The objective of this paper is to set the background for a discussion and analysis of the old Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) and its replacement the SADC Econom...
WTO-UNCTAD launch new guide to trade policy analysis

WTO-UNCTAD launch new guide to trade policy analysis

16 Nov 16  News
A new book on trade policy analysis was launched on 15 November by the WTO and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). “An Advanced Guide to Trade Policy...
Trade Policy Review: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Trade Policy Review: Democratic Republic of the Congo

26 Oct 16  News
The second review of the trade policies and practices of the Democratic Republic of the Congo takes place on 25 and 27 October 2016. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO...
How can trade policy be used to transform African livelihoods?

How can trade policy be used to transform African livelihoods?

24 Oct 16  News
How can African countries and the international community overcome the existing challenges to building the poverty-reducing trade needed to meet the poverty-related Sustainable Dev...
Priority trade policy actions to support the 2030 Agenda, transform African livelihoods and contribute to gender equality

Priority trade policy actions to support the 2030 Agenda, transform African livelihoods and contribute to gender equality

06 Oct 16  News
Priority Trade Policy Actions to Support the 2030 Agenda and Transform African Livelihoods In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Developm...
Estimating the impact of trade specialization and trade policy on poverty in developing countries

Estimating the impact of trade specialization and trade policy on poverty in developing countries

05 Oct 16  News
This paper investigates the impact of trade specialization on poverty in developing countries. The findings show that trade specialization reduces poverty but only under specific p...
The impact of the UK’s post-Brexit trade policy on development

The impact of the UK’s post-Brexit trade policy on development

09 Sep 16  News
Following the vote for Brexit, the UK is facing a formidable challenge: designing a new trade policy to address its new strategic interests. Considering the different and frequentl...
Activities undertaken by UNCTAD in support of Africa, May 2015 – April 2016

Activities undertaken by UNCTAD in support of Africa, May 2015 – April 2016

31 Aug 16  News
Sixty-third executive session of the Trade and Development Board, 27-29 September 2016 Agenda items for the meeting of the Board include presentation of the report on UNCTAD ...
Fourth Trade Policy Review of Zambia: Minutes of the meeting

Fourth Trade Policy Review of Zambia: Minutes of the meeting

24 Aug 16  News
The fourth Trade Policy Review of Zambia was held on 21 and 23 June 2016. The review shed light on areas requiring the Government’s attention, and possibly further reforms to hel...
ECOWAS moves to develop a regional services trade policy

ECOWAS moves to develop a regional services trade policy

29 Jul 16  News
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commenced a three day workshop aimed at developing a Regional Services Policy, strengthen policy formulation, and identif...
Trade Policy Review: Zambia

Trade Policy Review: Zambia

21 Jun 16  News
The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Zambia took place on 21 and 23 June 2016. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by ...
Trade Policy Framework: Angola

Trade Policy Framework: Angola

13 Jun 16  News
The main challenge facing Angola in participating in international trade is the continued over-reliance on exports of one commodity, petroleum, which accounted for 99 per cent of t...
Trade Policy Framework: Harnessing the potential for trade and sustainable growth in Zambia

Trade Policy Framework: Harnessing the potential for trade and sustainable growth in Zambia

09 Jun 16  News
Since its independence in 1964, Zambia has been overly dependent on the production and export of copper and, initially, a few agricultural exports such as tobacco, maize and timber...
Third Trade Policy Review of Malawi: Minutes of the Meeting

Third Trade Policy Review of Malawi: Minutes of the Meeting

08 Jun 16  News
The third Trade Policy Review of Malawi was held on 27 and 29 April 2016, providing a good opportunity for Members to discuss in greater detail issues of interest to them and ...
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...
Sustainable fisheries: International trade, trade policy and regulatory issues

Sustainable fisheries: International trade, trade policy and regulatory issues

03 May 16  News
Fish is important to humanity and the environment in many respects. It is a particularly valuable resource for fishing nations and communities, especially in developing countries a...
Trade Policy Review: Malawi

Trade Policy Review: Malawi

28 Apr 16  News
The third review of the trade policies and practices of Malawi takes place on 27 and 29 April 2016. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the ...
Data moving across borders: The future of digital trade policy

Data moving across borders: The future of digital trade policy

28 Apr 16  News
This paper examines how trade policy institutions can mobilise to support the new digital economy of the 21st century. The paper begins by outlining the core enablers of the digita...
Inquiry into UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative: Written submissions

Inquiry into UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative: Written submissions

26 Apr 16  News
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trade Out of Poverty (APPG-TOP) received written submissions supporting the Inquiry into UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative from the following...
Hearings: Inquiry into the UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative

Hearings: Inquiry into the UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative

18 Apr 16  News
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trade Out of Poverty is undertaking an inquiry into the UK’s Africa Free Trade Initiative (AFTi), which was launched by the Prime Minister fi...

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