Services Regulation and Finance

Financial services (de-)regulation in trade agreements Part 1: GATS 1994 First services trade agreement Four modes of services trade Most important: mode 3, investment Market access and national treatment commitments via bottom-up approach Commitments can not be changed without...

Africa’s game to lose

Western nations and their institutions continue to caution African countries to be wary of the ‘fire’, the Dragon from the East, China, carries in its ‘belly of promises’ but is that really the case or it is their fear...

Information Brief on the AfCFTA

Transforming African Economies, Building SMEs Capacities: Fundamental to AfCFTA success The Senegalese capital, Dakar, witnessed a range of stakeholders from across Africa for a consultative workshop on Africa’s Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) from 5-9th November 2018. Participants discussed and...