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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Dec 17  News
ECDPM has, today, launched a series of policy briefs on the Political Economy Dynamics of Regional Organisations in Africa Launching, on Thursday, in Nairobi: East African Cross-B...
COMESA Business Council hosts it’s 1st Regional Consultative and Business Linkages Forum 2017

COMESA Business Council hosts it’s 1st Regional Consultative and Business Linkages Forum 2017

04 Dec 17  News
On the 6th and 7th December 2017, various agro-industry players from the two transport corridors (North and North South) will gather in Nairobi, Kenya at the Hilton Hotel...
Region in joint efforts to develop cross-border trade

Region in joint efforts to develop cross-border trade

29 Nov 17  News
Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo officials have committed to work together in addressing challenges hindering cross-border trade in the region...
EAC hands over COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Task Force Chairmanship to COMESA

EAC hands over COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Task Force Chairmanship to COMESA

20 Nov 17  News
The Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC), Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko handed over the Chairmanship of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Task Force (TTF) to Mr Sindiso Ndem...
The COMESA Court of Justice clarifies important Jurisdictional Issues

The COMESA Court of Justice clarifies important Jurisdictional Issues

16 Nov 17  Discussion
Africa’s trade and integration endeavours are anchored in international legal instruments. This suggests that certain practical benefits should follow: Legal certainty about comp...
Zimbabwe re-brands Statutory Instrument (SI) 64

Zimbabwe re-brands Statutory Instrument (SI) 64

16 Nov 17  Discussion
In the year 2016, Zimbabwe gazetted Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 (SI 64). The SI 64 required traders to obtain an import licence from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce befor...
Kenya’s sugar imports rise threefold as cane harvests drop to lowest level ever in nine years

Kenya’s sugar imports rise threefold as cane harvests drop to lowest level ever in nine years

09 Nov 17  News
Kenya’s sugar imports increased by more than 300 per cent in the first nine months of this year, at a time the country’s cane production has fallen to its lowest in nine years....
37th COMESA Intergovernmental Committee Meeting opens in Lusaka

37th COMESA Intergovernmental Committee Meeting opens in Lusaka

01 Nov 17  News
The 37th meeting of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Intergovernmental Committee (IC) opened in Lusaka on 30 October 2017. The IC brings together Permane...
Uganda: 8th Annual Joint Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review

Uganda: 8th Annual Joint Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review

27 Oct 17  News
The Trade sector is one of the key sectors that contribute to the economic development of the country. Every year sector stakeholders meet at a conference to review the performanc...
Official launch of the Tripartite Transport & Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP)

Official launch of the Tripartite Transport & Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP)

26 Oct 17  News
The high ratio of landlocked countries, the long distances to gateway ports, the lack of an integrated and liberalised road transport market in the East and Southern African region...
COMESA Policy Organs meetings begin this week

COMESA Policy Organs meetings begin this week

24 Oct 17  News
Top ranking government officials led by Ministers from the 19 COMESA Member States will be converging in Lusaka, Zambia in the next two weeks for the annual decision-making meeting...
COMESA adopts revised RCTG Operations Manual

COMESA adopts revised RCTG Operations Manual

20 Oct 17  News
The Council of the Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme (RCTG) has adopted the revised Operations Manual with amendments and decided that it should be circulated to all member...
Tripartite FTA signatures rise to 21 as Mauritius signs

Tripartite FTA signatures rise to 21 as Mauritius signs

10 Oct 17  News
Mauritius has signed the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement. This brings the total to 21 out of 26 countries that have signed the regional trade framework. Minis...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Oct 17  News
Applications are now open for tralac’s e-course: Trade in the 21st Century – legal and policy considerations for Africa. Note the closing date: 11 October 2017 tralac’s week...
Small-scale cross-border traders call on DRC to enforce better tax regime

Small-scale cross-border traders call on DRC to enforce better tax regime

06 Oct 17  News
Small-scale traders along the Rubavu-Goma border have raised concerns over what they perceive as an ‘illegal tax’ levied on them by DR Congo officials. Their protest is hinged...
COMESA region set to abolish roaming charges

COMESA region set to abolish roaming charges

06 Oct 17  News
Citizens in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) may soon enjoy reduced calling charges, courtesy of a decision taken on Wednesday by Ministers in charge of i...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Oct 17  News
Starting today, in Accra: The WIDER Development Conference on migration and mobility (jointly organized with the African Research Universities Alliance). Downloads: poster presenta...
COMESA’s trade potential pegged at over US$80bn

COMESA’s trade potential pegged at over US$80bn

05 Oct 17  News
The current intra-regional trade in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa is US$20 billion with a potential of over US$82.3 billion. This figure has risen from US$3.2 b...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Sep 17  News
Today, in Lusaka: Zambia’s Minister of Finance, Felix Mutati, delivers the 2018 national budget Yesterday, in Maseru: The first sitting of the Lesotho Coordinating Committee on ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Sep 17  News
tralac’s Weekly e-newsletter is posted. Highlights include: Prof Gerard Erasmus asking if the court ruling on the Kenyan elections in Kenya is a precedent for inter-state dispute...

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