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Tag: Trade regulation

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 May 18  News
Eckart Naumann: Trump’s steel and aluminium tariff action – putting America first? (tralac) This paper includes an overview of the recently published trade policy agenda to pr...
Kenya, Ethiopia look at mega link projects afresh

Kenya, Ethiopia look at mega link projects afresh

08 May 18  News
Kenya and Ethiopia on Monday revisited the building of major link infrastructure projects between the two countries. This comes two years after the two sides signed a similar Memo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 May 18  News
The two-day Ministerial Session of the EAC Council starts today in Arusha. The meeting will, inter alia, consider the Status of Implementation of the EAC Brand Architecture Strateg...
Trump’s steel and aluminium tariff action: Putting America first?

Trump’s steel and aluminium tariff action: Putting America first?

07 May 18  Publications
On 8 March 2018, United States President Donald Trump issued two presidential proclamations. These would apply special duties – 25% and 10% respectively – on the imports of hun...
Whose responsibility is it to scale up arbitration in Africa?

Whose responsibility is it to scale up arbitration in Africa?

07 May 18  News
Last week, May 3-4, 2018, I attended the 4th Edition of the SOAS Arbitration in Africa Conference held in Kigali, organised by the Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC). ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 May 18  News
Consultant to support the AfCFTA negotiations process: The consultant will, inter alia, perform the following key tasks: Assist in the finalization of the annexes to the AfCFTA Ag...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 May 18  News
Underway, in Sandton: The Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum. The keynote address was delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa. AfCFTA updates, analysis: (i) The ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 May 18  News
A New Times interview with Donald Kaberuka: Reforming the AU is not a choice of the few, but an imperative for all A reposting, from tralac: The consolidated draft text of the AfC...
SA disappointed at US steel tariff decision

SA disappointed at US steel tariff decision

02 May 18  News
South Africa has expressed disappointment at not being granted exemption from the US Section 232 steel and aluminium tariff duties. On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed Pro...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Apr 18  News
African CEOs: AfCFTA will boost business sentiment (New Telegraph) Although the implementation of the CFTA agreement could be hindered by challenges and its benefits likely to tak...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Apr 18  News
Aubrey Hruby: African blue chips need to start corporate venture arms to invigorate startup funding (Quartz) An increasing number of African companies are competing in the global ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Apr 18  News
Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development: 51st Session of the Commission (11-15 May, Addis Ababa) (i) Assessment of progress on regional integ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Apr 18  News
CHOGM 2018 updates Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué: “Towards a Common Future” On Intra-Commonwealth Trade and Investment: “With the goal of expanding i...
Commonwealth adopts forward-looking Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment

Commonwealth adopts forward-looking Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment

20 Apr 18  News
In response to the risks to growth presented by rising protectionism, leaders at the CHOGM today expressed their strong support for the multilateral trading system and adopted...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Apr 18  News
Next week, in Libreville, Gabon: Building Africa’s negotiating capacity for improved terms of engagement with the rest of the world (23-27 April) Africa’s Pulse: Boosting acce...
Regulation must steer not stifle innovation, UN e-commerce event hears

Regulation must steer not stifle innovation, UN e-commerce event hears

18 Apr 18  News
Governments must strike the right balance between pushing innovation in the digital economy and regulating a sector which has lost people’s trust The internet is a powerful tool...
Africa’s Pulse: Boosting access to electricity in Africa through innovation, better regulation

Africa’s Pulse: Boosting access to electricity in Africa through innovation, better regulation

18 Apr 18  News
Economic growth in Africa rebounds, but not fast enough Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth is projected to reach 3.1 percent in 2018, and to average 3.6 percent in 2019-20, says Africa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Apr 18  News
Taking place tomorrow in Harare, ZEPARU inception workshop: Assessing Zimbabwe’s trade performance within the context of SADC, TFTA and the CFTA Indonesia-Africa Forum: updates ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Apr 18  News
Decisions, declarations and resolutions of the Assembly of the African Union (29-29 January): extracts (i) Declaration on internet governance and development of Africa’s di...
No end in sight for ban on SA agric imports

No end in sight for ban on SA agric imports

04 Apr 18  News
Lovers of fruits imported from South Africa will have to wait longer before they can find them on the stalls in supermarkets as there is no timeframe within which the current ban o...

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