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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...
DG Azevêdo: “Our efforts in the WTO must translate into real trade gains for LDCs”

DG Azevêdo: “Our efforts in the WTO must translate into real trade gains for LDCs”

02 Jul 18  News
Addressing a meeting of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group on 28 June 2018, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said WTO members need to build on the progress achieved on LDC...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jun 18  News
A reminder that the SACU Heads of State Summit took place today in Gaborone. SA’s President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, an...
As we work towards the AfCFTA, we must ensure that there is less transboundary corruption within Africa

As we work towards the AfCFTA, we must ensure that there is less transboundary corruption within Africa

29 Jun 18  News
In a speech to the 33rd Session of the Executive Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the African Union in Nouakchott, Mauritania, ECA’s Executive Secretary ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Jun 18  News
A reminder: The Southern African Structured Trade Seminar is underway in Livingstone. For Twitter updates: #SAST2018 WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement: update “Almost 85% of...
Trump’s Trade War: Are the Brakes failing?

Trump’s Trade War: Are the Brakes failing?

27 Jun 18  Blog
It is claimed that the United States of America has the oldest written constitution in the world which is still in use. It was carefully crafted, through a system of checks and bal...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jun 18  News
Underway, in Dar es Salaam: Workshop on establishing a National Trade Facilitation Roadmap in Tanzania (25-29 June) Underway, in Victoria Falls: NEPAD Agency, PIDA_Africa strategi...
Training Programme – Zambia Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, 11-15 June 2018

Training Programme – Zambia Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, 11-15 June 2018

25 Jun 18  Event
tralac received a request to assist Zambia’s Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry to prepare for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations; specifically o...
Comesa cues African states against protectionism as free trade takes effect

Comesa cues African states against protectionism as free trade takes effect

25 Jun 18  News
A regional body has urged African states to seek alternative ways of protecting some sectors of their economy as a continental free trade area takes effect. The African Continenta...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Jun 18  News
Featured tweet, @SongweVera: Africa badly needs a common platform for intellectual property rights. In 2008, 10 million apps downloaded from the Apple Store; in 2018, 180 billion a...
African Development Bank launches first Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa

African Development Bank launches first Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa

22 Jun 18  News
Stronger regulatory independence required, says new report Though the majority of African countries have developed relatively robust institutional frameworks for the regulation of...
World Bank Group increases support for regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank Group increases support for regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa

22 Jun 18  News
Titled “Supporting Africa’s Transformation”, the World Bank’s new Africa Regional Integration and Cooperation Assistance Strategy for the period FY18-FY23 will pr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Jun 18  News
Africa payments: Insights into African transaction flows (SWIFT) In 2013, SWIFT published the white paper “Africa Payments: Insights into African Transaction Flows”, which att...
AfCFTA negotiations after Kigali – keeping an eye on the end game

AfCFTA negotiations after Kigali – keeping an eye on the end game

20 Jun 18  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations took an important step forward in early June, as the African Union (AU) Ministers of Trade adopted the legally scrubbe...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jun 18  News
African trade and regional integration event listings: (i) Underway, in Nairobi: AU experts meeting on the Services Sector Development Programme. The UNECA’s Jamie Macleod: “K...
AU services experts meet to develop services sector development program in the context of the AfCFTA

AU services experts meet to develop services sector development program in the context of the AfCFTA

19 Jun 18  News
The Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission is organizing from 18-22 June 2018 in Nairobi, the AU Experts Meeting on the Services Sector Development Progra...

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