Latest News for: African fair trade


Illegal cigarette kingpins made R12bn since lockdown ban on tobacco

Independent online (SA) 03 Mar 2021
Batsa said they would also back any proper and comprehensive investigation into the booming criminal trade that continues to cost South African taxpayers billions of rand in lost revenue ... Meanwhile, Fair-trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) chairperson Sinenhlanhla Mnguni said.

Lagos govt’ eyes 24% stake in TBS, Trade Fair Complex

Business Day Online 23 Feb 2021
The Lagos State government has indicated interest to take up to 24 per cent equity investment in Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) and Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFC) which the federal government has put up for sale ... He was optimistic that the proposed concession of the Lagos Trade Fair Complex.

Two Black-Canadian artists who make internationally-renowned jewelry

Canoe 18 Feb 2021
McFarlane designed dresses using African fabrics ... In 2018, McFarlane launched Omi Woods, which is described as “Cultural Gems made with Fair Trade African Gold and Globally Sourced Conflict-free Fine Metals.” McFarlane’s lineage comes from Jamaica ... McFarlane’s designs continue to be inspired by the diversity in African cultures.

LCCI congratulates Okonjo-Iweala on new appointment, urges reforms for global and African trade

Business Day Online 17 Feb 2021
The chamber also urged that that the new DG utilizes adequately her position in managing the present complex situation of global trade while fulfilling the aim of the WTO which is to promote free and fair trade globally, especially for Africa as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement [AfCFTA] is being implemented.

Can Paris snatch the art market crown from London?

The Art Newspaper 28 Jan 2021
Another sign that France might be on the up was the decision to organise a pop-up edition of 1-54, the African art fair (in real life!), for the first time in Paris. It was held in the premises of Christie’s on 20-23 January, leading to rumours that the auction house might be eyeing up the African art market for its own sales in Paris.
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My reflections on Joe Biden's mission of repair, reconcile and reconstruct

Graphic 21 Jan 2021
... rich western nations; respect for the science of climate change and return to the Paris Agreement is paramount; a positive Africa-US policy anchored by fair trade and new AfCFTA dynamics is an imperative and the discriminatory targeting of African and Muslim migrants must end.

Metro Detroiters support local shops on Small Business Saturday

Detroit news 28 Nov 2020
"It's important to support small businesses ... (Photo ... (Photo ... (Photo ... (Photo ... (Photo ... Down the street, Thumbprint Gallery was offering a free South African-made Gracious Coast candle with each purchase of products made by fair-trade artisans who are committed to paying fair wages, investing in their communities and are respectful of the environment ... ....

Asia's RCEP: free trade without the red tape

Moneyweek 22 Nov 2020
Over the course of the coming year the African Continental Free Trade Area will come into effect – Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, has just ratified it – taking down tariffs and liberalising trade in one of the fastest-growing regions of the world ... In truth, under World Trade Organisation rules, tariffs on goods are mostly fairly minor anyway.

Speaker launches NDPC 2019 Annual Progress Report

Ghana Business News 20 Nov 2020
Share this with more people! ... The coordinated programme, dubbed. “Agenda for Jobs ... On Ghana’s role in international affairs, the Report recommended expediting the redevelopment of the Trade Fair Centre to help make Ghana a trade hub as the country hosts the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat ... Source. GNA ... 2020-11-20 emmakd ....

African fashion – The Journey to the global market

Sierra Leone Telegraph 11 Nov 2020
On November 19th 2020, the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021), will present an expert panel discussion focused on African Fashion ... Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2020) in Kigali, Rwanda, from September 6th to 12th, 2021, under the theme “Building Bridges for a Successful AfCFTA”.

Exponential growth possible for Africa’s automotive industry

New Business Ethiopia 05 Oct 2020
Speaking at a recent online seminar to promote the African continent’s premier trade event, the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021), to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 6 – 12 September 2021, senior trade facilitator Gainmore Zanamwe, said there were bright prospects for the sector ... Intra African Trade Fair.

AfCFTA urged to ensure level playing field for African sugar producers

New Business Ethiopia 16 Sep 2020
Africa has the natural resources to fill the growing supply gap, but it is lacking policies required to develop fair intra-African sugar trade flows, increase demand for African-produced sugar and attract billions of dollars of foreign and regional investment into the sector which in turn will create thousands of new direct and indirect jobs in..

Cyril Ramaphosa tries to stub out rumours he was overruled on tobacco ban

Business Day 04 May 2020
At the time he said the ban on the sale of cigarettes would be lifted, providing much relief for the country’s about 11-million smokers.  ... The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita), a lobby group that represents Southern African cigarette manufacturers, has also said it will approach the court to have the ban overturned ...   ... .

Transcript of the October 2019 African Finance Ministers Press Conference

International Monetary Fund 21 Oct 2019
The focus of this press conference African economic integration, the challenge and opportunities, but also having in mind the African Continental Free Trade agreement that has been signed in March this year ... Fifteen percent of our trade is inter-African as opposed to other zones ... The African free trade was recently launched.