Book Launch: Fostering trade in Africa

TRAPCA and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) successfully convened a webinar that attracted over 100 participants from various parts of the globe. The objective of  the webinar was to launch a book titled, ” Fostering Trade in Africa”. Moderated by trapca’s adjunct faculty member and former WTO Chief Economist, Prof. Patrick Low, contributors and editors of the book made interventions on the content of the book. They touched on timely and relevant  non-exhaustive set of issues including: the cross-pollination of trade facilitation and SPS measures at implementation level and in the context of AfCFTA; implementation dimensions of WTO’s Agreement on Trade Facilitation in the context of African countries commitments;and e-commerce as well as unregistered trade in the African continent. The Coordinator of the Africa Group on WTO issues also provided critical contribution to the session.” The panelists were as follows: Dr. Gbadebo Odularu, Ms. Mena Hassan, Phd, Mr Tsotetsi Makong (trapca lecturer and researcher) and H.E. Dr. Athaliah Molokomme, Permanent Representative of Botswana to the WTO and the Coordinator of the Africa Group on WTO issues.”

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The Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA) is a Centre within the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI), which is an intergovernmental institute that is ISO certified and recognized by UNECA as a Centre of Excellence.

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