Greater, more diverse participation in global trade is key to achieving Africa’s economic transformation – World Bank

February 15, 2022 The World Bank is urging African countries to expand and diversify their participation in international trade and global value chains to reduce poverty on a large scale and transform their...

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Coronavirus: Services sector was hugely impacted – WTO report

December 10, 2021 Coronavirus impacted global demand and suppl chains Services sector hugely impacted, WTO Trade coverage of new import restrictions is relatively low The coronavirus pandemic and its...

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Global services trade recovering but below pre-pandemic levels – WTO barometer indicates

September 27, 2021 The recovery in global services trade looks set to extend into the third quarter of 2021, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) services trade barometer has noted. It added, however, that...

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Vaccine: Africa to get 50 million coronavirus doses from Pfizer and BionTech

January 5, 2021 Pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and BioNTech will supply up to 50 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to Africa, starting from March 2021. This was disclosed by South Africa’s...

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African countries to get COVID-19 vaccines in early 2021

December 11, 2020 African countries will have access to the COVID-19 vaccines from the end of January through the first quarter of 2021, said a special envoy of the African Union (AU) on Wednesday....

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AfCFTA Secretariat to address dumping of substandard goods concerns of member states

November 18, 2020 The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat has hinted of plans to address concerns of standardization of goods and services by some member countries. The Secretariat says...

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AfCFTA Secretariat to begin operations ahead of trade activities from Jan. 2021

August 5, 2020 Parliament has approved the choice of Ghana as the host country for the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat (AfCFTA) in Accra. A report of Parliament’s...

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AfDB joins WTO and other MDBs to support trade finance amid COVID-19 crisis

July 7, 2020 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, multilateral development banks have stepped up their trade finance programs to support essential imports and key exports. The African...

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E-commerce flourishing in the wake of COVID-19 – WTO Report

May 7, 2020 A report by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has noted that e-commerce is flourishing in the wake of the COVID-19 and the accompanying measures to forestall its spread which...

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COVID-19: Lives at risk if WTO puts business over public health – Experts war

April 29, 2020 The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) focus on trade negotiations instead of the public health response to COVID-19 will cost lives, says over 300 trade experts, Non-Governmental...

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