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Tag: Trade regulation

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Oct 18  News
Featured tweet, @RencapMan: Who’s got the biggest economy in Africa in 2018? If you use the NGN325 exchange rate, it is Nigeria. If you use the market rate, South Africa has retu...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Oct 18  News
Next week, in Nairobi: Seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (10-12 October) The World Bank, IMF Annual Meetings take place next week in Indonesia: (i) 3...
US Automotive Tariff Threat

US Automotive Tariff Threat

05 Oct 18  Infographics
On 23 May 2018, Secretary of the United States Commerce Department Wilbur Ross launched a Section 232 investigation as to whether automotive imports are hurting US national securit...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Oct 18  News
Nigeria: ‘Economy losing over N6.16tr from Apapa chaos monthly’ (Guardian) The Nigerian economy is currently losing about N600 billion in customs revenue, an estimated $10 bil...
Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds special press conference on Nigerian maritime ports

Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds special press conference on Nigerian maritime ports

03 Oct 18  News
Statement by Mr Babtunde Paul Ruwase, FCA President, LCCI Press conference held at Commerce House, Victoria Island, Lagos on 2 October 2018 On behalf of the Lagos Chamber of Comm...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Oct 18  News
Starting tomorrow, in Geneva: WTO Public Forum 2018. Under the main theme of Trade 2030, the Public Forum’s sub-themes will be sustainable trade, technology-enabled trade, and a ...
South African Poultry Association files an Application for setting aside AGOA

South African Poultry Association files an Application for setting aside AGOA

01 Oct 18  Blog
How do private parties involved in intra-African trade protect their rights and interests which may flow from the application of trade agreements? They do not, as a rule, enjoy sta...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Sep 18  News
South Africa’s August 2018 merchandise trade statistics show a R8.79 billion surplus from an upwardly revised R5.29 billion deficit in July and above market expectations. “We e...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Sep 18  News
Profiled African trade and regional integration events now underway: In Windhoek: preparatory meetings for the joint meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for ICT, Information, Tr...
COMESA: Trade experts propose sanctions on member states introducing new NTBs

COMESA: Trade experts propose sanctions on member states introducing new NTBs

25 Sep 18  News
The next summit of the COMESA Heads of State and Governments is likely to take a firmer stand on countries that introduce non-tariff barriers without notice. But this will depend o...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Sep 18  News
The ATPC’s David Luke: The ECA has received requests from a dozen countries and/or RECs for support in developing an AfCFTA country strategy Potential of manufacturing and indus...
An Analysis of the United States’ Automotive Tariff Threat

An Analysis of the United States’ Automotive Tariff Threat

20 Sep 18  Publications
On 23 May 2018, Secretary of the United States Commerce Department Wilbur Ross launched a Section 232 investigation as to whether automotive imports are hurting US national securit...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Sep 18  News
Profiled African trade and investment events to diarise: The NEPAD Agency is organizing three events next week in New York, on the margins of the UN General Assembly debate First...
Aviation drives economic prosperity for Mauritius

Aviation drives economic prosperity for Mauritius

19 Sep 18  News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Mauritius to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic and soc...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Sep 18  News
Five trade and infrastructure events – from Arusha to Tianjin: The EALA has resumed its sitting in Arusha (until 6 October). Key agenda items include the East African Community...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Sep 18  News
In Washington, DC: IMF’s Christine Lagarde at the launch of a new book, Race to the next income frontier: How Senegal and other low-income countries can reach the finish lin...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Sep 18  News
EAC trade and regional integration events scheduled for this week: Extraordinary meeting of the Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (10-14 September, Arus...
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...

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