Tag: African Union

African Group Declaration on WTO issues

African Group Declaration on WTO issues

15 Jan 19  News
We, Ministers of Trade of the Member States of the African Union, meeting in Cairo, on 12 and 13 December 2018, at the occasion of the 7th Meeting of the African Minister...
tralac’s final Daily News Selection 2018

tralac’s final Daily News Selection 2018

18 Dec 18  News
Today in Vienna: The High-Level Forum Africa-Europe President Kagame and Chancellor Kurz decided to call for a High-Level Forum to provide a space for European and African leaders...
African Union Ministers of Trade conclusively reach consensus on all outstanding issues on AfCFTA modalities for tariff liberalization

African Union Ministers of Trade conclusively reach consensus on all outstanding issues on AfCFTA modalities for tariff liberalization

18 Dec 18  News
The seventh meeting of African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) ended in Egypt this week with the ministers reaching an agreement on crucial aspects of the African Continental Free ...
Towards a safe and orderly migration

Towards a safe and orderly migration

18 Dec 18  News
A global migration compact may help combat the myth that migrants are liabilities In August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Pri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Dec 18  News
Ahead of Monday’s IMF conference, The future of work in sub-Saharan Africa, in Accra, Ghana: a podcast with Axel Schimmelpfennig AfCFTA updates from this past week’s AMOT mini...
African trade ministers issue ‘Cairo package’

African trade ministers issue ‘Cairo package’

14 Dec 18  News
Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Amr Nassar said that the meetings of the 14th Negotiations Forum for African Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) hosted by Cairo, the 7th Senior Offic...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Dec 18  News
IMF’s Chart of the Week: Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth is a tale of different experiences President Trump’s new Africa strategy was unveiled today in Washington: Remarks by A...
Smaller African nations should not fear but embrace AfCFTA, says ECA’s Songwe

Smaller African nations should not fear but embrace AfCFTA, says ECA’s Songwe

13 Dec 18  News
Smaller African economies should not fear the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)but rather embrace the accord for the benefits it will bring to the continent through...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Dec 18  News
Starting tomorrow: Ministerial Retreat, in Nairobi, on trade facilitation in the EAC: ministers are expected to adopt a declaration of policy objectives for a regional trade f...
Inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair to drive continent’s development of export manufacturing

Inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair to drive continent’s development of export manufacturing

12 Dec 18  News
The first-ever Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) to be held on the continent opened on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 in Cairo, Egypt with the President of the African Export-Import ...
South African Parliament approves the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

South African Parliament approves the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

06 Dec 18  News
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, has welcomed the ratification of the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) by Parliament. The ...
AEC2018: African countries must leverage their strengths to accelerate drive towards integration

AEC2018: African countries must leverage their strengths to accelerate drive towards integration

04 Dec 18  News
Participants at the 13th African Economic Conference have called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Dec 18  News
African trade events to diarise: African Ministers of Trade meeting (12-13 December, Cairo); 1st SADCSTAN workshop to adopt Harmonised Transport Standards (10-14 December, South Af...
African Economic Conference 2018 focuses on Africa Visa Openness and integration

African Economic Conference 2018 focuses on Africa Visa Openness and integration

03 Dec 18  News
For millions of ordinary travellers, inter-African travel is still too often a nightmare. Be it border hassles, lack of road or air routes linking key cities, or the frustrations o...
Afreximbank President says Africa can meet $300 billion annual cost of development plan

Afreximbank President says Africa can meet $300 billion annual cost of development plan

03 Dec 18  News
Africa has the money to meet the estimated $300 billion annual cost required for the attainment of the 10-year plan under the African Union’s Agenda 2063, Prof. Benedict Oramah, ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Nov 18  News
AfCFTA ratification update, @AUTradeIndustry: “Great and welcome news. Getting closer to 22. Senegalese cabinet last night adopted draft law authorizing ratification of AfCFTA A...
Safety, competitiveness, infrastructure key to aviation’s benefits in Africa

Safety, competitiveness, infrastructure key to aviation’s benefits in Africa

30 Nov 18  News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximize the positive social and economic power of aviation by working together to promote safe, s...
African Union Commission and the United States commit to advance efforts towards stability and development in Africa

African Union Commission and the United States commit to advance efforts towards stability and development in Africa

30 Nov 18  News
The African Union (AU) Commission and the United States of America convened the 6th annual High-Level Dialogue at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa on 29 November 2018. ...
PIDA Week 2018 ends with calls on Africa to accelerate implementation of game-changing infrastructure projects

PIDA Week 2018 ends with calls on Africa to accelerate implementation of game-changing infrastructure projects

29 Nov 18  News
Addressing Africa’s infrastructure gap remains an imperative that African governments should continue to take seriously if the continent is to realise the aspirations its people ...
Uganda deposits its instrument of ratification of the Agreement on the AfCFTA

Uganda deposits its instrument of ratification of the Agreement on the AfCFTA

29 Nov 18  News
The Instrument of Uganda’s ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement was officially handed over to the African Union Commission on Wednesday, 28 ...