Editorial

Volume
10,
Number
6
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5 September 2011
5 September 2011
Regional integration in Africa has become a major issue, and negotiations have intensified over the past few years. Tripartite negotiations between SADC, COMESA and EAC aim to establish an integrated market of 26 countries, which is seen as a first step towards the creation of a continent-wide...
5 September 2011
Brussels unveils long-awaited plan to overhaul fisheries The European Commission proposal to overhaul Europe's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has come under much criticism from environmentalists and some parliamentarians for failing to do enough to address sustainability issues. The proposal...
5 September 2011
Bottlenecks in intra-regional trade and the implementation gap On most days, the line of trucks queuing to cross from Kenya into Uganda at the Malaba border - the busiest in East Africa - is at least 3 kilometres long. On particularly bad days - such as during the Christmas Eve of 2010 - the line...
5 September 2011
A central premise of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) was that it would enhance technology flows to developing countries. Special consideration was given to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the TRIPS Preamble and...
5 September 2011
Tourism has emerged as one of the most dynamic and fastest growing industries worldwide representing about 6 percent of international trade in goods and services and accounting for 30 percent of the world's export of commercial services. (1) Tourism matters for LDCs The total contribution of travel...
5 September 2011
Support for regional integration has a long history among African policy-makers and economic elites, and has been supported by the international community. Momentum picked up during the post-independence era and culminated with the establishment of the African Economic Community in 1991, which...
5 September 2011
Over the years attempts to link trade and labour issues have been made. In 1948, the Havana Charter emerged out of discussions for a "Charter for an International Trade Organization" making explicit references to labour. More recently, the relationship between labour and trade has been specified...
5 September 2011
Trade among developing countries has come to offer genuine economic opportunities. South-South exports grew at a rate of 14 percent between 1995 and 2009, far outpacing the growth of world total exports (9 percent). The value of South-South trade increased five-fold from just $0.6 trillion in 1995...
5 September 2011
WTO meeting highlights Aid for Trade success, though work remains Delegates, civil society members, and private sector representatives met in Geneva from 18-19 July to review the successes and shortcomings of the WTO's Aid for Trade (AFT) initiative, as the spectre of Doha coloured the background...
5 September 2011
Central Africa to hold EPA consultations In Central Africa, the regional consultations initially scheduled at ministerial level late July in Libreville have been cancelled. The next joint negotiating sessions are planned in Kinshasa in the second half of September 2011 West Africa-EC holding EPA...
5 September 2011
September 6 Pacific ACP Leaders' Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand 7 42nd Pacific Islands Forum Formal Session, Auckland, New Zealand 8 Pacific Islands Forum Leaders' Retreat, Auckland, New Zealand 9 23rd Post-Pacific Islands Forum Dialogue Partners' Plenary Session, Auckland, New Zealand 14-15 EU-...
5 September 2011
September 2 Dispute Settlement Body 14+16 Trade Policy Review Body - India 19 WTO Public Forum 20 -21 WTO Public Forum 22-23 Committee on Regional Trade Agreements 26 +30 Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation 27 Dispute Settlement Body 28+30 Trade Policy Review Body - Mauritania, Guinea Conakry...
5 September 2011
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions; Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy , European Commission. 13 July 2011, ec.europa.eu Communication from the Commission to the European...