Market access for African countries under WTO
The study deals with market access for merchandise goods (excluding petroleum/fuel oil), particularly those products that are of interest to African countries. In this respect,it consists of a brief description of the ...
GATS: transport services
The first proposals for the negotiations of a multilateral framework for trade in services were put forward in the early 1980s. Since then, it has been recognized that effective liberalization of trade in services would ...
Ten years after implementing the Barcelona process in Tunisia : a new growth regime or improving the efficiency of the existing one
January 1, 2007 marks the eleventh anniversary of the Tunisia-E.U. Free Trade Agreement (FTA). In its short life, this agreement has instigated major changes in the Tunisian economy and has significant consequences on ...
The ECA/IDRC Pan-African initiative e-commerce
The African Development Forum Meeting, convened by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa in October 1999, considered the development of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in Africa and ...
Annual regional consultation of UN agencies working in Africa
First, the core institutional mandate of the WTO, as a rules-based system, is trade liberalisation. Eliminating trade barriers significantly increases the medium to long-term trade development prospects of countries. Trade ...
Emerging issues pertinent to African agriculture under WTO negotiations
The importance of agriculture to African development and trade cannot be over emphasized. On the average, this sector contributes 35% of GDP, 40% of export earnings and provides about 70% of jobs. In Africa, agriculture ...
Preparation WTO ministerial conference briefing for the Malawian delegation to the conference
The objective of the Seminar was to enhance knowledge on the Doha Development agenda and preparation for the forthcoming WTO Ministerial Conference with the main aim of strengthening the negotiating capacity of the Malavvian ...
Joint annual meeting of the AU conference of ministers of economy and finance and ECA conference of African ministers of finance, planning and economic development
This paper is about the Opening Statement on the Joint Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.