In furtherance of its commitment to the enhancement of the health and general wellbeing of citizens in the region, the ECOWAS Commission in conjunction with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has on the 19th of May 2020, flagged off the distribution of hygiene materials…Continue reading COVID-19: ECOWAS Flags off Distribution of Hygiene Materials to Displaced Populations in Nigeria
The coronavirus pandemic led to a 3% drop in global trade values in the first quarter of 2020. The downturn is expected to accelerate in the second quarter, according to UNCTAD forecasts, which project a quarter-on-quarter decline of 27%. click here to read more UNCTAD NEWS
The volume of world merchandise trade is likely to fall precipitously in the first half of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the global economy, according to the WTO Goods Trade Barometer released on 20 May. visit link for more WTO NEWS
The mid-year National Approvals Committee meeting was held in Cotonou, with several objectives. These ranged from reviewing drafts of some harmonized documents on both ECOWAS and UEMOA schemes, to reviewing the terms of reference for the ad-hoc committee set up to review the legal texts on the ETLS. ETLS NAC…Continue reading Mid Year Meeting of National Approvals Committees on the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme.
Based on the Gap Analysis previously carried out by USAID West Africa Trade Hub on the implementation of the ETLS, the experts meeting was aimed at developing a joint implementation plan for key recommendations towards enhancing free trade flow in the region.