Tag: World Trade Organization

How the U.S-China trade tensions impacts Africa’s free trade agreement

Africa’s largest global trading partner is China; however the vulnerability of global supply chains has intensified with onslaught of the U.S-China trade tensions.

Why one of three African candidates fits the bill as the new head of the WTO

The next director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will replace Brazilian Roberto de Azevedo, who has served since 2013 and plans to step down at the end of August,...

What reforms are needed for the WTO?

Yesterday afternoon at least two of the African candidates for the top job at the World Trade Organization went in for their interviews before delegates at its headquarters in Geneva in Switzerland. Kenyan government minister Amina Mohamed and former Nigerian finance Ngozi Okonjo Iweala 15 minutes each to put forward their case for the job. Then each was grilled for 75 minutes by delegates about their vision for the future of world trade. John Stremlau, Honorary Professor of International Relations joins CNBC Africa for more.

Contenders begin race for WTO top job

Eight candidates are going head-to-head for the top position at the World Trade Organization with nominations coming from the United Kingdom, Mexico, Moldova, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and three entries from Africa. Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive Director of the Trade Law Centre joins CNBC Africa to talk about the chances of the African candidates vying for the position.

Here is what awaits the next WTO leader

At least two of the African candidates for the top job at the World Trade Organization will go for their interviews before delegates at its headquarters in Geneva in Switzerland today. Kenyan government minister Amina Mohamed and former Nigerian finance Ngozi Okonjo Iweala 15 minutes each to put forward their case for the job. Then each will be grilled for 75 minutes by delegates about their vision for the future of world trade. CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop took a look at the background. International Relations Analyst, Brook Spector unpacks this further.

World Trade Organisation appellate body will cease to exist

A major milestone is taking place in the global economic arena today as the World Trade Organisation appellate body will cease to exist. This means that the organisation will lose its ability to intervene in trade wars and will no longer act as a global trade arbiter. Joshua Setipa, former Senior Advisor to the Director General of the World Trade Organization joins CNBC Africa for more.

Nigeria is leading on pan-African trade, despite not even signing up to the deal: Bank chief

Nigeria is in a position of leadership on a proposed Africa-wide trading bloc despite not having signed up to the deal, said the managing director of Ecobank Nigeria.
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