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New edition of the WTO World Tariff Profiles published

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) issued the latest edition (2021) of the World Tariff Profiles, a statistical yearbook made in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) with information on both tariffs and non-tariff measures imposed by the 164 WTO members, plus other countries and customs territories.


Wood products as a key sector for boosting trade among African countries

A recent report issued by the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank titled Intra-African Trade in Wood Products, explores the role that forest value chains can play in advancing Africa’s development and the AfCFTA objective of increasing the intra-African trade integration.


Is democracy that causes peace... or trade?

The relationship between democracy and armed conflict, and inter-State conflicts in particular. We discuss this topic on our blog.

Port rivalry in East Africa quickly escalating

In January 2021, China Merchants Holdings International (CMHI), the Chinese largest port operator, currently owning a 23.5% stake in the port of Djibouti, announced the signing of a deal with the Great Horn Investment Holding (GHIH), a company wholly owned by Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority (DPFZA), for a $3bn expansion of the Djibouti port.


The Cost of Starting a Business in Africa

Business Financing, a UK business finance and lending research and information website publisher, made an analysis of costs of starting a business in the various countries in the world with the aim of providing guidance to entrepreneurs looking to expand their business abroad.


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