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South African government steps up the pace of African trade integration

South African government steps up the pace of African trade integration

06 Jun 19  News
In a step to boost the newly-approved African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), South Africa will be participating in a meeting of African Ministers of Trade in Ethiopia. ...
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03 Jun 19  News
Diarise: The Tripartite Sectoral Ministerial Committee (6 June, Addis Ababa) African Ministers of Trade (AMOT) meeting (7-8 June, Addis Ababa) Underway in Kigali: Af...
AfCFTA one year later: The road travelled and the road towards the launch of the Operational Phase

AfCFTA one year later: The road travelled and the road towards the launch of the Operational Phase

03 Jun 19  News
In this commemorative article, the African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry outlines what has been achieved since the AfCFTA Agreement was opened for signature on 21st Mar...
The AfCFTA: What enters into force now and what does it mean?

The AfCFTA: What enters into force now and what does it mean?

17 May 19  Blog
On 29 April 2019, Sierra Leone and the Saharawi Republic deposited their instruments of ratification of the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)....
The proposed AfCFTA online non-tariff barrier reporting, monitoring and eliminating mechanism

The proposed AfCFTA online non-tariff barrier reporting, monitoring and eliminating mechanism

17 May 19  Blog
How will it work? What are stakeholders expecting from this mechanism? The AFCFTA enters into force on 30th May 2019 with high expectations from the continental stakeholders parti...
Capacity Building Workshop on Stakeholder Engagement on African Trade Policies and ECOWAS Regional Trade Policy Dialogue Forum

Capacity Building Workshop on Stakeholder Engagement on African Trade Policies and ECOWAS Regional Trade Policy Dialogue Forum

15 May 19  Event
The African Union Commission (AUC), in partnership with the ECOWAS Commission and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), organized a Capacity Building Wor...
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14 May 19  News
An explanatory video on the AfCFTA, produced by the ECA_Official Video Channel: How will it benefit us in practice? “Honour Ghana with AfCFTA Secretariat for sacrifices made tow...
West Africa’s ICE focuses on demographic dynamics for sustainable development in the region

West Africa’s ICE focuses on demographic dynamics for sustainable development in the region

13 May 19  News
The 22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of senior officials and Experts (ICE) for West Africa concluded in Liberia on 10 May 2019. It was held under the theme, Dem...
The Institutional Design of the AfCFTA

The Institutional Design of the AfCFTA

06 May 19  Publications
Why do international trade arrangements have their own institutions? What do these institutions do and how important are they for delivering the intended outcomes? This paper discu...
AfCFTA Agreement secures minimum threshold of 22 ratifications for entry into force

AfCFTA Agreement secures minimum threshold of 22 ratifications for entry into force

29 Apr 19  News
The Chairperson of the AU Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, flanked by the AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry, His Excellency Albert Muchanga, received two (2) deposit...
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29 Apr 19  News
DITE for Africa: Introducing the AU’s Digital Identity, Digital Trade and Digital Economy initiative. Download the concept note AfCFTA updates: This week in Arusha, Tanzani...
The AfCFTA as a Strategy and a Design

The AfCFTA as a Strategy and a Design

26 Apr 19  Publications
Regional trade agreements (RTAs) are increasing in number and exist alongside the multilateral dispensation of the World Trade Organisation. They are likely to shape trade and...
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18 Apr 19  News
AfCFTA ratification update: Cameroon assures ECA that it will ratify Africa’s Free Trade Area Agreement “Cameroon will ratify the AfCFTA,” the country’s Prime Minister, Jo...
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17 Apr 19  News
Posted, by the AU: The decisions, declarations, resolution and motions from the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union (February, Addis Ababa). Decisions include: ...
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26 Mar 19  News
The AU has posted the TOR for the proposed African Labour Migration Advisory Committee (pdf). It is one of the agenda items at next week’s Specialised Technical Committee on Soci...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Mar 19  News
Diarise: The 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnerships (17-19 March, New Delhi). The programme can be viewed here. The African Day of Standardisati...
Productive transformation is a must for Africa – AU Committee

Productive transformation is a must for Africa – AU Committee

11 Mar 19  News
African Union Ministers of Finance, Economy and Integration call on formulation of clear and concise public policies in accelerating the process of productive transformation in Afr...
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08 Mar 19  News
Our profiled International Women’s Day feature: Women are at the heart of African cities. The continent needs urban policies that empower them (CityMetric) Growing evidence sugg...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Mar 19  News
AU Ministers of Trade, Industry and Mineral Resources: final declaration of STC meeting (11-12 January, Kigali) on the theme The entry into force of the agreement establishing the ...
Final Declaration of the 2nd STC of the AU Ministers of Trade, Industry and Mineral Resources

Final Declaration of the 2nd STC of the AU Ministers of Trade, Industry and Mineral Resources

06 Mar 19  News
WE, the African Union (AU) Ministers of Trade, Industry and Minerals, meeting in our 2nd Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee of the Ministers of Trade, Industry...

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