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COMESA to recruit a new Secretary General in 2018

COMESA to recruit a new Secretary General in 2018

15 Sep 17  News
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa will appoint a new Secretary General next year (2018), through a competitive process. With 19 countries, a geographical size of 1...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Sep 17  News
Starting today, in Dar es Salaam: Tanzania oil and gas congress. A DW commentary: Gas and oil key in East African integration UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board began its 64th...
COMESA Industrialization Strategy adopted

COMESA Industrialization Strategy adopted

11 Sep 17  News
COMESA Ministers responsible for industry have adopted the regional Industrialization strategy which defines key interventions at both regional and national levels to speed up indu...
‘Harmonized policies to underpin mineral resource gains in Africa’

‘Harmonized policies to underpin mineral resource gains in Africa’

08 Sep 17  News
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa region holds the highest potential for minerals development in the continent. According to the Secretary General of COMESA Sindis...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Sep 17  News
Featured tweet, @MaureenAAchieng (IOM Ethiopia Chief of Mission and Representative to AU, UNECA, IGAD): @AUC_DPA Continental free movement in Africa is a step closer after 3 days o...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Sep 17  News
Starting, today in Accra: ACBF’s 26th Board of Governors Meeting on the theme Enhancing access to and absorption of development resources in Africa. The Atlantic Council launche...
Zambia ends a two-year trade deficit with a surplus in July

Zambia ends a two-year trade deficit with a surplus in July

01 Sep 17  News
In July 2017, Zambia recorded a trade surplus valued at K410.6 Million from a trade deficit of K335.7 Million recorded in June 2017. This represents a 222.3 percent increase in the...
Official: African states to meet deadline to establish trading bloc

Official: African states to meet deadline to establish trading bloc

07 Aug 17  News
African states are expected to meet the October deadline to establish the continent’s largest trading bloc by the end of 2017, an official said on Sunday. Common Market for East...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Aug 17  News
Concluding today, in Gaborone: 2017 African Caucus Governors of the World Bank Group and the IMF, and delegates from countries on the African continent met here in Gaborone on Thu...
Etching gender into trade policy in the COMESA region

Etching gender into trade policy in the COMESA region

04 Aug 17  News
Putting gender issues at the heart of trade policy is vital if development is to be inclusive, and training decision makers is a key way to achieve that goal. Building upon the su...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Aug 17  News
In Addis, today: Ms Vera Songwe assumes office as the new UNECA Executive Secretary From the tralac e-Newsletter: Call for papers for the Monitoring Regional Integration in S...
UN migration agency supports COMESA to host Regional Consultative Process for member states

UN migration agency supports COMESA to host Regional Consultative Process for member states

03 Aug 17  News
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat last week jointly organized the first Regional Consultative Process (RCP) m...
Time for Ethiopia to enhance regional economic integration

Time for Ethiopia to enhance regional economic integration

27 Jul 17  News
International trade never used to be an issue, at least, not one borne out of apathy or misrepresentation. Ancient civilisations seldom traded with outsiders, but rarely because th...
The Tripartite Free Trade Area – a breakthrough in July 2017 as South Africa signs the Tripartite Agreement

The Tripartite Free Trade Area – a breakthrough in July 2017 as South Africa signs the Tripartite Agreement

10 Jul 17  News
The ministerial meeting of 7 July 2017 in Kampala injected fresh momentum into the tripartite negotiations to create a free trade area covering half of Africa. South Africa signed...
Cape-to-Cairo free trade area closer

Cape-to-Cairo free trade area closer

23 Jun 17  News
The East African Community is getting closer to a deal on tariff offers with Egypt and the South African Customs Union (SACU) that would allow the bloc to ratify the Tripartite Fre...
Exploring the trade and gender nexus: The case of manufacturing in COMESA countries

Exploring the trade and gender nexus: The case of manufacturing in COMESA countries

13 Jun 17  News
How did the setting up of export processing zones (EPZs) in COMESA countries affect women? How did tariff changes affect female employment in the manufacturing sector? The Common ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 May 17  News
Underway, in Arusha: EAC Sectoral Council Meeting on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment Today, in Addis: Arbitration in Ethiopia, East Africa, and beyond: prospects, possibil...
10 COMESA member states in a study to address customs’ clearance bottlenecks

10 COMESA member states in a study to address customs’ clearance bottlenecks

30 May 17  News
A report on a study conducted in 10 COMESA member states to establish the time taken for Customs Clearance during import and export of goods and the causes of delays has been ...
Regional Livestock Facility Hub launched

Regional Livestock Facility Hub launched

24 Apr 17  News
COMESA has established a regional livestock facility hub which will operate as a network of stakeholders interested in and committed to improving the institutional environment at r...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Apr 17  News
A rebalancing act for China and Africa: the effects of China’s rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africa’s trade and growth (IMF) How does China’s new growth model affect sub-Sahara...

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