Tag: EAC

EAC still on the right track, says Secretary General

EAC still on the right track, says Secretary General

21 Jan 19  News
The East African Community (EAC) Secretary General, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, has said the region is without doubt,on the right track with significant achievements registered in 2018...
Simulating UK-Africa Trade Liberalisation: Kenya

Simulating UK-Africa Trade Liberalisation: Kenya

21 Dec 18  Publications
With the United Kingdom set to exit the European Union (EU) in the near future, current news is focusing on the future UK-EU trade relationship. For the UK’s global trade partner...
East African bloc agrees to make trade cheaper, faster and simpler

East African bloc agrees to make trade cheaper, faster and simpler

14 Dec 18  News
Meeting in Nairobi, East African Community (EAC) ministers pledge to undertake trade facilitation reforms in line with continental and WTO agreements. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the ...
South Africa deposits Tripartite FTA Ratification instrument

South Africa deposits Tripartite FTA Ratification instrument

13 Dec 18  News
The Republic of South Africa has deposited the instrument of Ratification of the EAC-COMESA-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA Agreement) bringing the number of c...
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...
20th Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Heads of State postponed to a later date

20th Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Heads of State postponed to a later date

30 Nov 18  News
The 20th Ordinary Meeting of the Summit of the East African Community Heads of State that was slated for Friday, 30th November, 2018 at the Arusha International Conferenc...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Nov 18  News
Tomorrow, in Addis Ababa: 6th African Union Commission-United States High Level Dialogue. Amb. Kwesi Quartey (AUC Deputy Chairperson) and Tibor Peter Nagy (US Assistant Secretary o...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Nov 18  News
African trade and infrastructure events starting today: PIDA Week 2018, in Victoria Falls. Nepad CEO, Ibrahim Assane Mayaki: “As regional integration arrangements deepen and...
East Africa the fastest growing region in Africa, with people leading longer and healthier lives

East Africa the fastest growing region in Africa, with people leading longer and healthier lives

21 Nov 18  News
22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) for Eastern Africa With an average growth rate of 6.7% between 2013 and 2017 – double the African average – Ea...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Nov 18  News
Tunisia’s Ms Aya Chebbi (31) has been appointed as the AU’s Youth Envoy. A brief bio is available here. The World Bank has posted 25 Africa country Training for Reform analyse...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Oct 18  News
Ottawa Ministerial on WTO reform: joint communiqué (GoC) We note growing trade tensions are linked to major shifts in the global trading landscape. We also note the difficulties ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Oct 18  News
Our featured tweet, @AmbMuchanga: Great news. Got notification from Chief Negotiator. South Africa Parliament has approved ratification of the AfCFTA Agreement. Formal deposit to b...
2nd EAC Development Partners Forum held in Arusha

2nd EAC Development Partners Forum held in Arusha

25 Oct 18  News
The 2nd East African Community Development Partners Consultative Forum aimed at promoting better coordination of development support to the EAC by various development partners...
African Development Bank approves strategy to accelerate transformation of Eastern Africa

African Development Bank approves strategy to accelerate transformation of Eastern Africa

15 Oct 18  News
The African Development Bank has approved the East Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) laying out the roadmap for accelerating regional integration in the Region with...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Oct 18  News
Featured tweet, @RencapMan: Who’s got the biggest economy in Africa in 2018? If you use the NGN325 exchange rate, it is Nigeria. If you use the market rate, South Africa has retu...
National interests delay EAC Customs Union, even as technology kicks in

National interests delay EAC Customs Union, even as technology kicks in

09 Oct 18  News
Fourteen years since East Africa’s Customs Union became operational, the East African Community (EAC) has thrice postponed the date of its full implementation. The region was ex...
The economic and social effects of the Economic Partnership Agreements on selected African countries

The economic and social effects of the Economic Partnership Agreements on selected African countries

02 Oct 18  News
The European Union (EU) has concluded or currently is in the process of concluding Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) cou...
Dispute settlement in the East African Community (EAC)

Dispute settlement in the East African Community (EAC)

01 Oct 18  Blog
The EAC is a regional intergovernmental organisation of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The EAC, among other things, aims to widen and deepen cooperation...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Sep 18  News
Five trade and infrastructure events – from Arusha to Tianjin: The EALA has resumed its sitting in Arusha (until 6 October). Key agenda items include the East African Community...
EAC launches Gender Policy in Arusha

EAC launches Gender Policy in Arusha

17 Sep 18  News
The East African Community Secretariat has launched its Gender Policy that seeks an inclusive Community which guarantees equal rights and opportunities for women and men, boys and ...