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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Nov 18  News
WTO updates: (i) G20 economies: WTO report shows sharp rise in trade-restrictive measures A total of 40 new trade-restrictive measures were applied by G20 economies during the re...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Nov 18  News
The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body meets today: selected updates India asks WTO to set up panel against US for imposing higher duties on steel, aluminium. China, the EU, Mexi...
COMESA, EU sign €48 million trade facilitation programme agreement

COMESA, EU sign €48 million trade facilitation programme agreement

21 Nov 18  News
The European Union and COMESA have signed a €48.3 million trade facilitation programme. The COMESA Trade Facilitation Programme (CTFP) aims at deepening regional integration, imp...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2017/18

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2017/18

06 Nov 18  Publications
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa is celebrating its 15th anniversary. This edition includes a review of the developments since 2001, the year when the first editi...
COMESA welcomes SA’s ratification of the Tripartite FTA

COMESA welcomes SA’s ratification of the Tripartite FTA

10 Oct 18  News
South Africa has ratified the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement, becoming the fourth country to do so after Egypt, Uganda and Kenya. This is according to a notification sent by the S...
Training Course for the Judges from the COMESA Court of Justice, 8-12 October 2018

Training Course for the Judges from the COMESA Court of Justice, 8-12 October 2018

08 Oct 18  Event
tralac presented a 5-day training course for the Judges of the COMESA Court of Justice (from the Appellate and First Instance Divisions) in Cape Town, South Africa during the week ...
COMESA: Trade experts propose sanctions on member states introducing new NTBs

COMESA: Trade experts propose sanctions on member states introducing new NTBs

25 Sep 18  News
The next summit of the COMESA Heads of State and Governments is likely to take a firmer stand on countries that introduce non-tariff barriers without notice. But this will depend o...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Aug 18  News
Featured tweet, from @ICA_Africa: The ICA Africa ‘Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa’ report for 2017 is currently in development and should be ready by November 2018. I...
COMESA: 98% of regional non-tariff barriers resolved

COMESA: 98% of regional non-tariff barriers resolved

20 Aug 18  News
A total of 199 out of 204 non-tariff barriers (NTBs) to regional trade that have been reported among the COMESA Member States since the establishment of the Tripartite NTB Online R...
Kenyan manufacturers seek COMESA’s support to stop counterfeits

Kenyan manufacturers seek COMESA’s support to stop counterfeits

16 Aug 18  News
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has urged COMESA to consider establishing a institution to deal with counterfeits and dumping in the regional market. At a meeting bet...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Aug 18  News
African freight volumes, passenger demand: IATA’s June analysis Freight trends: All regions except Africa reported a year-on-year increase in freight volumes in June 2018, but ...
COMESA Customs experts’ meeting underway in Kenya

COMESA Customs experts’ meeting underway in Kenya

14 Aug 18  News
Heads of Customs from COMESA Member States began a two-day meeting in Kenya to deliberate on the prepared reports on customs and trade facilitation matters. On the agenda of the C...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Aug 18  News
Towards an EAC Regional Intellectual Property Policy: 15 August is closing date for completion of a questionnaire to inform the policy Netpreneurs event: “Let’s make Afri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Aug 18  News
A reminder of tomorrow’s UNCTAD forum in Johannesburg: Netrepreneurs: The rise of Africa’s Digital Lions Diarise: (i) EAC-COMESA-SADC Consultative workshop on Trade in Goods (...
COMESA region can reap US$17.5b by implementing e-trade measures

COMESA region can reap US$17.5b by implementing e-trade measures

07 Aug 18  News
The COMESA region would annually gain US$17.5 billion in intra-COMESA exports if all the member States fully implemented the digital trade facilitation reforms that involves the us...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jul 18  News
BRICS Business Forum: selected highlights President Xi Jinping's address:  Keeping abreast of the trend of the times to achieve common development We are witnessing major c...
Comesa to set up team on digital free trade area

Comesa to set up team on digital free trade area

26 Jul 18  News
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) plans to set up a team to oversee the implementation of the Digital Free Trade Area (DFTA). The DFTA is an online pl...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jul 18  News
Underway, in Nairobi: African Union E-Commerce Conference The main expected outputs of the conference are: (i) Roadmap for the development of an African e-commerce strategy, which...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jul 18  News
Forthcoming African trade and infrastructure events:   Pre-TICAD energy sector and Africa Investment Forum seminar (2 August, Tokyo) UNCTAD's The rise of Africa's Digital Li...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jul 18  News
A preview: SADC Industrialisation Week (30 July - 1 August, Windhoek) on the theme of Promoting infrastructure and youth empowerment for sustainable development.  Register her...

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