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Tag: Value Chains

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Feb 18  News
How Kenya’s famous roses almost missed Valentines Day – a stimulating twitter thread, by @MatinaStevis, of her Wall Street Journal article posted yesterday: “First things fi...
Afreximbank urges use of factoring to expand Africa’s regional value chains

Afreximbank urges use of factoring to expand Africa’s regional value chains

15 Feb 18  News
African countries should take make use of factoring in order to take advantage of the opportunities for expanding the continent’s regional value chains, participants at a regiona...
How can the CFTA help Africa respond to its economic transformation imperative?

How can the CFTA help Africa respond to its economic transformation imperative?

15 Feb 18  News
Despite the substantial growth of their economies over the last decades, many African countries are still struggling to transition to higher value-added economic activities. In a g...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Feb 18  News
tralac’s Weekly e-Newsletter is posted: SADC Tribunal saga continues before the South African courts Featured tweets: (i) @AdanMohamedCS: The are now 54 Japanese companies in Ke...
The role of trade policies in building regional value chains – some preliminary evidence from Africa

The role of trade policies in building regional value chains – some preliminary evidence from Africa

09 Jan 18  News
Regional value chains (RVCs) are considered as an important step towards greater integration into global value chains (GVCs), but African countries trade very little value added wi...
Global Future Council on International Trade and Investment: Strategic brief for trade ministers on creating an inclusive trade agenda

Global Future Council on International Trade and Investment: Strategic brief for trade ministers on creating an inclusive trade agenda

08 Dec 17  News
In July 2017, acknowledging the ongoing backlash surrounding the legitimacy of globalization, the Global Future Council on International Trade and Investment outlined for G20 leade...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Nov 17  News
Concluding today, in Kampala: CII-Exim Bank conclave on India-East Africa trade and investment. Launched at the conclave: India’s investments in select East African countries –...
Branding and other intangibles account for 30 percent of product value – UN report

Branding and other intangibles account for 30 percent of product value – UN report

21 Nov 17  News
Intangible capital, such as branding, design and technology, is increasingly determining success in the marketplace, as nearly one third of the value of manufactured products comes...
Key characteristics of African tourism GVCs

Key characteristics of African tourism GVCs

10 Nov 17  News
Africa’s tourism GVCs are notable for many features, including the durability of package booking channels, low domestic demand for tourism, the presence of global – rather than...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Nov 17  News
Today, in Arusha: Review of draft concept note, TOR, Roadmap and budget estimates for development of EAC Political Confederation Constitution Starting today, in Abuja: ECOWAS Comm...
Industrialization tops SADC agenda as South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry visits SADC Secretariat

Industrialization tops SADC agenda as South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry visits SADC Secretariat

06 Nov 17  News
The Minister of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa, Honorable Dr. Rob Davies on 31st October 2017, visited the SADC Secretariat in Gaborone, Rep...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Oct 17  News
A reminder: The Doing Business 2018 report was released today. Read more here. South Africa’s September trade statistics: another surplus (SARS) The R4bn trade balance surplus ...
First UNIDO-ACP Symposium on boosting ACP inclusive and sustainable industrialization held in Brussels

First UNIDO-ACP Symposium on boosting ACP inclusive and sustainable industrialization held in Brussels

26 Oct 17  News
The first symposium dedicated to cooperation between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to...
Value Chains in the Global South: Case Studies of the Cape Town ICT Sector

Value Chains in the Global South: Case Studies of the Cape Town ICT Sector

25 Oct 17  Publications
ICT services are a critical input into development since unlike any other service, they are able to shift the production possibility frontier outward over time and enable better ut...
Fintechs and the financial side of global value chains – Statistical implications

Fintechs and the financial side of global value chains – Statistical implications

20 Oct 17  News
Document prepared for the Working Party on Financial Statistics to be held on 6 and 7 November 2017 at the OECD Conference Centre Summary Structural changes to the trade fin...
Global Value Chains – analysis of wine in South Africa

Global Value Chains – analysis of wine in South Africa

18 Oct 17  Publications
Today’s global economy has witnessed changes in the way production and trade occur. As new technologies are developed, globalisation and regionalisation are taking centre-stage, ...
Deeper and wider trade integration more beneficial for small businesses

Deeper and wider trade integration more beneficial for small businesses

05 Oct 17  News
ITC’s SME Competitiveness Outlook 2017 finds that deep regional integration generates more value-chain activity and helps improve SMEs’ competitiveness. Trade agreements w...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Oct 17  News
Profiled trade and regional integration editorial commentaries: (i) New Times: EAC could achieve more if all member states moved at the same pace; (ii) Business Day: Catch-22 of tr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Sep 17  News
UNCTAD’s first Non-Tariff Measures Week concludes today in Geneva: an overview; an interview with Dr Manish Pande (Director of Quality Council of India) The WTO Public Foru...
Integrating SMEs into value chains can boost development

Integrating SMEs into value chains can boost development

14 Sep 17  News
Small business comes in many different forms but for millions of people around the world it is a route out of poverty and a chance at a better life. Small and Medium Enterprises (...

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