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Tag: Trade policy

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Apr 19  News
Concluding today, in Windhoek: UNCTAD regional capacity building training workshop on the use of statistics and the Productive Capacities Index to inform evidence-based policy-maki...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Apr 19  News
The AfDB’s Regional Economic Outlook: the West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa and East Africa regional reports have been launched The IMF has posted the Analytical Cha...
East Africa’s economy races ahead of its African peers, modest growth forecast for the rest of the continent – African Development Bank

East Africa’s economy races ahead of its African peers, modest growth forecast for the rest of the continent – African Development Bank

04 Apr 19  News
Job creation and ramping up manufacturing will continue to be major priority areas for creating growth, according to the African Development Bank Regional Economic Outlook Reports ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Mar 19  News
A suite of AfCFTA updates: Professor Benedict Oramah, Afreximbank President: 2019 Bullion Lecture, delivered earlier this week in Lagos on Leveraging the AfCFTA to B...
South Sudan kicks off WTO membership negotiations

South Sudan kicks off WTO membership negotiations

26 Mar 19  News
At the first meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of South Sudan on 21 March 2019, WTO members expressed support for working with the world’s youngest nation in order to...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Mar 19  News
Underway, in Marrakech: Africa Regional Midterm Review Meeting of the Vienna Programme of Action for the Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014–2024 Starting tomorr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Mar 19  News
Diarise: Canada Africa Business Conference (26-27 March, Gaborone) Nigeria’s PEBEC launches innovative public service feedback, complaints platform to drive Ease of Doing Busine...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Mar 19  News
Trade policy pointers: Cameroon will host an AfCFTA national sensitization, information forum in mid-April 2019: further details, here and here Togo’s AfCFTA forum:&nbs...
Bi-National Commission: South Africa reiterates support for new Zimbabwe

Bi-National Commission: South Africa reiterates support for new Zimbabwe

13 Mar 19  News
President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated South Africa’s commitment to work with Zimbabwe in addressing the socio-economic challenges experienced by the two neighbouring countries...
Export Diversification in Africa and Sustainable Growth

Export Diversification in Africa and Sustainable Growth

07 Mar 19  Publications
Long-term growth is a necessary condition for developing countries to achieve developmental goals; however, being export-dependent for growth, this suggests that they need to devel...
Final Declaration of the 2nd STC of the AU Ministers of Trade, Industry and Mineral Resources

Final Declaration of the 2nd STC of the AU Ministers of Trade, Industry and Mineral Resources

06 Mar 19  News
WE, the African Union (AU) Ministers of Trade, Industry and Minerals, meeting in our 2nd Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee of the Ministers of Trade, Industry...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Mar 19  News
Featured tweet, @CelestinMonga: Sierra Leone ($500 income per capita) imports onions from the Netherlands, 7,000 kilometers away. Why? It takes more than one month to import fresh,...
How will South Africa engage the Region, the Continent and the World?

How will South Africa engage the Region, the Continent and the World?

01 Mar 19  Blog
In the African context, South Africa is a trading nation. What does the State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2019 say about South Africa’s trade policy? President Ramaphosa emphasi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Feb 19  News
Marking two years since the TFA entered into force: An Update on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and African countries This tralac Trade Brief gives an account of the current...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Feb 19  News
Negotiating African trade policy: Event reminders Expert meeting on Non-Tariff Barriers (NTB) Reporting, Monitoring and Elimination under the AfCFTA (concluded today in Nairo...
Prospects for reforming/strengthening the WTO

Prospects for reforming/strengthening the WTO

14 Feb 19  Blog
Media coverage of the discussions at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos (which combined globalization issues with the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”) sketched a mixed and...
AUC calls for a strong public-private collaboration in the mineral resources sector for the attainment of the AfCFTA

AUC calls for a strong public-private collaboration in the mineral resources sector for the attainment of the AfCFTA

08 Feb 19  News
The Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission (AUC) participated in the Mining Indaba 2019 from 4-7 February 2018 in Cape Town. The Mining Indaba is the...
Using Intra-African Trade Scorecards to identify opportunities for increasing agricultural trade

Using Intra-African Trade Scorecards to identify opportunities for increasing agricultural trade

05 Feb 19  News
Across the continent, African governments are taking steps to make agricultural trade freer. In June 2014, heads of state of African Union member countries issued a bold commitment...
20th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State of the East African Community: Joint Communiqué

20th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State of the East African Community: Joint Communiqué

01 Feb 19  News
Enhancing the Economic, Social and Political Integration of the EAC The East African Community Heads of State, their Excellencies President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the Repub...

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