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Tag: Trade regulation

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Aug 18  News
Starting today, in Addis Ababa: AfCFTA negotiations on Rules of Origin (1-11 August) Diarise: 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SADC (17-18 August, Wind...
Is Brexit now in the Emergency Ward?

Is Brexit now in the Emergency Ward?

31 Jul 18  Blog
Brexit is due to happen on 29 March 2019 but there is no agreement yet on how the future relationship between the UK and the EU (the UK’s most important trading partner) will wor...
SADC EPA Trade Defense Mechanisms

SADC EPA Trade Defense Mechanisms

31 Jul 18  Blog
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group[1] is a WTO compatible Free Trade Agreement (FTA...
Davies: Steel and aluminium exports to US no threat to national security

Davies: Steel and aluminium exports to US no threat to national security

16 Jul 18  News
South Africa’s steel and aluminium exports to the United States does not pose any threat to US national security, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Davies was speakin...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Jul 18  News
Launched today in Addis Ababa: The inaugural Africa’s Development Dynamics 2018 report Africa needs development strategies that are more coherent and that prioritise improved pu...
WCO publishes global standards on e-commerce

WCO publishes global standards on e-commerce

11 Jul 18  News
The WCO has published the Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce as adopted at the end of June 2018 by the Council, the Organization’s highest deci...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jul 18  News
COMESA Summit update: The 38th Inter-governmental Committee began on Monday in Lusaka. The committee will review reports on the implementation of regional integration programmes an...
The Continental Free Trade Agreement: Is no deal the right deal for Nigeria?

The Continental Free Trade Agreement: Is no deal the right deal for Nigeria?

10 Jul 18  News
Should Nigeria have signed the AfCFTA? Yes, if in the present form they are consistent with a clear and robust long term trade strategy! But shouldn’t they already be if we were ...
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...
Return of free trade as Nairobi-Dar spat ends

Return of free trade as Nairobi-Dar spat ends

09 Jul 18  News
Kenyan officials have announced the end of the long-running trade dispute with Tanzania following a bilateral meeting between the two states in Dar es Salaam. The move will see Ke...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jul 18  News
Promoting the AU Reform Agenda: An Extra-ordinary AU Summit has been called for 17-18 November Released, today in Abuja: Independent analysis of the potential benefits of the AfCF...
Consultative workshop on market access concessions on trade in goods for CEN-SAD, ECCAS, ECOWAS and UMA Member States

Consultative workshop on market access concessions on trade in goods for CEN-SAD, ECCAS, ECOWAS and UMA Member States

05 Jul 18  News
Trade is crucial for economic growth and food security and Africa has huge potential for trade both in global and intra-regional terms, for example, as a result of its natural reso...
Rate of new trade restrictions from G20 economies doubles against previous period

Rate of new trade restrictions from G20 economies doubles against previous period

05 Jul 18  News
The WTO’s nineteenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures covering the period from mid-October 2017 to mid-May 2018, issued on 4 July, shows that new trade-restr...
Fourth Industrial Revolution a step closer

Fourth Industrial Revolution a step closer

04 Jul 18  News
Industry Ministers from BRICS countries on Wednesday, 4 July, 2018 signed a Declaration on the implementation of the Digital Industrial Revolution (DIR). The Ministers met at the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jul 18  News
Talks between Kenya and Tanzania to resolve the non-tariff barriers affecting bilateral trade entered their second day today. For updates: @Trade_Kenya Concluding today, in Lagos:...
OECD-FAO: Predictable agricultural trade conditions needed to address food security challenges

OECD-FAO: Predictable agricultural trade conditions needed to address food security challenges

04 Jul 18  News
Slowing population growth is expected to lead to decelerating demand for for food Global agricultural production is growing steadily across most commodities, reaching record level...
Nigeria: State of play on the AfCFTA sensitization and consultation exercise

Nigeria: State of play on the AfCFTA sensitization and consultation exercise

04 Jul 18  News
As directed by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN) conducted a nationwide, sectoral and industry-wide consultation and sensitization exerc...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Jul 18  News
Updated: tralac’s AfCFTA Ratification Barometer UNU-WIDER has posted an early view of the forthcoming book Industries without Smoke-stacks: Industrialization in Africa reconside...
Understanding global remittances corridors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Understanding global remittances corridors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

03 Jul 18  News
Is there any hope of reducing informal cross border remittances – or are informal channels really that bad? The current global remittance market is estimated to be in the region...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Jul 18  News
BRICS Industry and Trade ministers meet this week in South Africa (4 and 5 July, respectively, pdf) Diarise: Launch of the AUC’s inaugural African Development Dynamics Report (1...

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