Trade

China-Africa trade reached a record high in 2022

Trade between China and African countries recorded double-digit growth in 2022, thanks in part to rising commodity prices. Trade between China and Africa reached a record $282 billion (260 billion euros) in 2022, up 11% from 2021, according to data released by the General Administration of Chinese Customs. China’s exports to African countries increased by […]

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TradeMark Africa Launches in West Africa

ACCRA, Ghana, January 30, 2023/APO Group/ — TradeMark East Africa, one of the world’s leading Aid for Trade organisation, has today rebranded to TradeMark Africa (TMA) (www.TradeMarkAfrica.com) and simultaneously officially launched its West Africa operations. Founded in 2010 in Kenya, today marks TradeMark Africa expansion from its previous core operational area of East Africa and […]

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MSC Boosts Connections Between Angola, Namibia and Their Key Trade Markets

As part of MSC’s decision to expand its Sub Saharan Africa network, the company is reshuffling its Angola service, offering Pointe-Noire, Congo Republic (CR), and Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as from January 2023. Offering Pointe-Noire on the Angola service will represent a significant advantage for Asia and India markets in the region. The […]

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UNCTAD calls for investment in maritime supply chains to boost sustainability and resilience to future crises

UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2022, an annual comprehensive review of global maritime transport, warns that the maritime sector will require greater investment in infrastructure and sustainability to weather future supply chain crises. The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in its flagship “Review of Maritime Transport 2022“ has called for increased investment in maritime […]

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India can benefit from African Continental trade pact: MEA

Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 28 Underscoring India’s commitment towards growth in relations with Africa, New Delhi on Friday said the country’s businesses could benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Agreement that was gathering pace. Characterising the proposed pact as a “game changer”, Rahul Chhabra, Secretary, Economic Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, said […]

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The emerging markets e-commerce opportunity

Author: Mike Bhaskaran, Group COO of Digital Technology at DP World Online retail has boomed in the last two years, triggered by the pandemic which drove consumers to buy their goods on the internet. While this presented a major challenge for bricks-and-mortar retailers, it created a lucrative opportunity for online vendors and e-commerce platforms. Meta […]

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Enhancing the Trans-Saharan Road corridor to boost trade and economic development

© Abdelrahman Hassanein/Shutterstock | Economic corridors enable regions and countries to offer high-capacity transport systems that foster trade. UNCTAD and the Islamic Development Bank launch a roadmap for supporting economic development and regional integration through Africa’s Trans-Saharan corridor. Trade and transport corridors, the major routes that facilitate the movement of people and goods between regions and […]

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Launching of the China-Middle East and North Africa International Trade Digital Expo 2022

BEIJING, China, October 8, 2022 The ‘China-Middle East and North Africa International Trade Digital Expo 2022’, sponsored by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) (https://en.CCPIT.org) and co-organized by the China International Chamber of Commerce (CCOIC) and Beijing Massbetter International Exhibition Co., Ltd., will be held online from October 19 to 28. More […]

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Africa Co-Guarantee Platform Partners Reaffirm Commitment to Catalyzing Trade and Investment

Amid rising urgency for instruments to de-risk investment across Africa, the Africa Co-Guarantee Platform’s (https://bit.ly/3BViQAd) (CGP) six partners have affirmed commitments to better leverage guarantee and insurance products, resulting in more trade and investment across Africa.   The partners pledged to extend direct transaction support for specific projects, including infrastructure development and optimizing balance sheets by […]

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Morocco hosts the 8th edition of the International Single Window Conference on September 26, 27 and 28, 2022.

After the 5th edition in 2016, Marrakech, will host the 8th edition of the International Single Window Conference from September 26 to 28, 2022, under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. With the main theme: “Single Windows of the future at the heart of digital transformation and the fluidity of cross-border trade”, […]

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