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Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

The DTI and FNB Sign Pledge to Improve Access to Finance for Black Industrialists

“This partnership will improve access to finance particularly for businesses in manufacturing, thus ensuring government’s strategic objective of creating new role-players in the economy,” said Davies

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Rob Davies together with First National Bank (FNB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Public Sector Banking, Mr Kgosi Ledimo have today signed a pledge that will improve access to finance for Black Industrialists (BI) to fast-track accelerated economic transformation at a ceremony that…

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Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

4th agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa on 05 – 07 December 2017 in Accra

Producers of process & packaging technology seeing great chances for business in Ghana and the surrounding West African countries, official national pavilions have been confirmed by Algeria, Belarus, France and the Netherlands, in addition to leading exhibitors from 10 countries

Great chances for producers of process & packaging technology Official country pavilions from Algeria, Belarus, France and the Netherlands confirmed The German trade fair specialists fairtrade announce the 4th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa to take place on 05-07 December 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre in…

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) |

UNCTAD Adviser, Alibaba's Jack Ma, Launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund

In addition, Mr. Ma said that he planned to roll out a partnership with African universities to teach internet technology, artificial intelligence and e-commerce

Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma announced the creation of a US$10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund, during the Youth Connekt Africa Summit co-hosted by UNCTAD and the Government of Rwanda.   “I want that fund supporting African online businesses,” said Mr. Ma, who is Special Adviser to UNCTAD…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa Is Committed to Increasing Trade with Zambia – Minister Davies

This was said by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies ahead of a two-day Outward Trade and Investment Mission to Lusaka, Zambia from 24-25 July 2017

South Africa is committed to increasing trade and addressing the trade imbalance with Zambia. This was said by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies ahead of a two-day Outward Trade and Investment Mission to Lusaka, Zambia from 24-25 July 2017. Twenty South African companies funded by the…

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) |

Kenya Joins UNCTAD’s Empretec Network

The official launch of the Empretec programme in Kenya takes place today in Nairobi

Kenya is poised to join a United Nations-led programme that helps promote entrepreneurship by building capacity for small businesses around the globe.   The official launch of the Empretec programme in Kenya takes place today in Nairobi, in the presence of UNCTAD’s Secretary-General, Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, the Minister of Industry,…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

Continental Free Trade Area negotiations moving in the right direction

The discussions were held under the topic: “The CFTA: Ensuring Inclusive Outcomes Through Boosting Intra-African Trade and Connectivity”

Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations are moving in the right direction and at the desired pace, with the first phase of the negotiations expected to be concluded by the end of 2017, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC), David Luke, said Friday. Speaking at the just-ended Aid…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

The DTI and FNB to Sign a Pledge of Cooperation on the Black Industrialists Programme

The dti and FNB are working together to improve access to finance for manufacturers, particularly the previously disadvantaged and/or predominately black owned businesses

You are invited to attend a Media Briefing for the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) and a signing ceremony presided by the Honourable Minister, Dr Rob Davies.  The dti and FNB are working together to improve access to finance for manufacturers,…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

ECA-WTO joint publication on role of Aid for Trade in boosting intra-African trade launched in Geneva

The regional report, titled “Promoting connectivity in Africa: The role of Aid for Trade in boosting intra-African trade” was launched at the ongoing Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 whose theme is “Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development”

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) have launched a co-publication on promoting connectivity in Africa, focusing on the role of Aid for Trade (AfT) in boosting intra-African trade as well as the importance of increasing the capacity of developing countries. The regional report, titled…

Source: The Federal Council, Switzerland |

Switzerland and Ghana launch 2017–2020 cooperation strategy

Trade between Switzerland and Ghana was worth CHF 2.38 billion in 2016, a significant increase over the previous year

On Wednesday 12 July, during an official visit by President Doris Leuthard to Ghana, Switzerland and Ghana recognised the quality of their bilateral relations. Ghana is Switzerland’s main trading partner in Africa. A cooperation strategy for 2017 to 2020 was launched in the presence of Ms Leuthard and Ghana’s president,…

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Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), the International Trade Centre (ITC) through Aid for Trade Initiative for Arab States (AfTIAS) Program Launch the Program for the Development of Dates Sector in Medina Region

The signing took place on the side-lines of the Sixth Global Review of Aid for Trade at the WTO Headquarters, in Geneva

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have signed an amendment to their partnership agreement for the implementation of Program for the Development of Dates Sector in Medina Region (PDDM). The signing took place on…