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International conference: UNU-WIDER and National Treasury Conference

21 November 2017

Title: Exporting, wages and wage inequality in South Africa Author(s): Bezuidenhout, C., Matthee, M. & Rankin, N.A. Abstract: This paper contributes to the understanding of the linkages between exporting, labour demand and wages in South Africa. It di ...

International conference: WTO Public Forum on Inclusive Trade

21 November 2017

Title: Service sector SMEs in LDCs and LICs Author(s): Grater, S., Parry A. & Viviers, W. Abstract: The development of services sectors in least-developed countries (LDCs) and low-income countries (LICs) has the potential to stimulate economic growth, ...

International conference: WTO Public Forum on Inclusive Trade

21 November 2017

Title: The impact of the recycling industry on poverty levels in South Africa’s informal economy: a case study of waste pickers in Pretoria Author(s): Blaauw, P.F., Pretorius, A.M., Schenck, C.J. & Viviers, W. Abstract: Although street waste pickers f ...

TRADE-DSM™ training workshops

21 November 2017

Several training workshops for users of the TRADE-DSM™ took place throughout the year. These were attended by a number of policymakers: 31 August 2016- 16 policymakers 1 September 2016- 16 policymakers 13 October 2016- 3 policymakers 27 October 2016- 3 po ...

TRADE-WTO recognition of excellence awards

21 November 2017

Three separate WTO-sponsored awards as well as one TRADE award were presented at the TRADE-WTO awards function held at the NWU on 1 June 2017. The WTO awards were for the best Master's degree dissertation in International Trade, the best article on a ...

WTO workshop on GVCs and TiVA

21 November 2017

The TRADE research entity was privileged to host a WTO workshop on Global Value Chains (GVCs) and Trade in Value Added (TiVA) for researchers, policymakers and PhD students from 30 May‒1 June 2017, as part for the WTO Chairs Programme outreach activities. ...

WTO-TRADE workshop

21 November 2017

On Thursday 22 September 2016, the TRADE research entity held a policy-orientated workshop in collaboration with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and under the auspices of the WTO Chairs Programme on the topic ‘Navigating globa ...

Workshop on Trade Facilitation Agreement takes place at Universitas Gadjah Mada

26 July 2017

A workshop on the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and its economic impact was held from 6 to 8 June 2017 at Universitas Gadjah Mada, a member of the WTO’s Chairs Programme. The workshop was held at the request of the Indonesian Chair and took place at ...

North-West University, Potchefstroom, holds course on GVCs and trade in value added

30 May 2017

A workshop on global value chains (GVCs) and trade in value added (TiVA) was held at North-West University (NWU), Potchefstroom, South Africa, on 30 May — 1 June 2017. Organized by the WTO and NWU, a member of the WTO’s Chairs Programme, the course aimed ...

Students in Rabat participate in a course on multilateral trade negotiations

23 May 2017

A seminar on multilateral trade negotiations was held at Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco, on 23 and 24 May 2017 as part of the WTO Chairs Programme, which aims to support and promote trade-related academic activities by universities and research i ...