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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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

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 ...
EAC Extra-Ordinary Council on Trade, Industry and Investment dedicated to Industrialization and SMEs concludes in Arusha

EAC Extra-Ordinary Council on Trade, Industry and Investment dedicated to Industrialization and SMEs concludes in Arusha

17 Sep 18  News
The Extra-Ordinary Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (SCTIFI) dedicated to Industrialization and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) concluded at the EAC Head...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Sep 18  News
EAC trade and regional integration events scheduled for this week: Extraordinary meeting of the Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (10-14 September, Arus...
2018 Development Finance Forum: Unlocking investment opportunities in the East African Community

2018 Development Finance Forum: Unlocking investment opportunities in the East African Community

05 Sep 18  News
Trillions of dollars of under-invested capital in the developed world are seeking higher returns at the same time as developing countries seek capital as well as expertise, knowled...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Aug 18  News
German minister pushes for free trade deal ahead of Africa trip (DW) Germany’s development minister Gerd Müller is promoting a “customs-free trade deal in Africa” ahead of ...
EALA & EABC set to deepen co-operation on integration matters

EALA & EABC set to deepen co-operation on integration matters

22 Aug 18  News
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and the East African Business Council (EABC) have agreed to deepen co-operation in a bid to strengthen the integration process. On Mon...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Aug 18  News
Diarise: Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum (25 October, Lagos). The Forum will also see the launch of TEFConnect, the world’s largest digital platform for African entrepreneurs...
East Africa states seek to unlock stalemate over ATM link

East Africa states seek to unlock stalemate over ATM link

16 Aug 18  News
East Africa’s banking customers could soon gain access to cheaper ATM withdrawal charges after regional governments moved to review financial laws to enable an integrated regiona...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Aug 18  News
Ahead of the 38th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government (17-18 August): Namibia takes over Chairpersonship of SADC Committee of Senior Officials. An SARDC preview of the sum...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Aug 18  News
The 5th COMESA Annual Research Forum is underway in Nairobi: download the programme (pdf) The annual meetings of the African Caucus for the World Bank and the International Moneta...
Trade under Africa bloc will create ‘respect’

Trade under Africa bloc will create ‘respect’

06 Aug 18  News
The East African Community should channel its resources to the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as an alternative to pacts with Europe, Asia and t...
Rwanda AGOA exit signals era of reciprocal trading

Rwanda AGOA exit signals era of reciprocal trading

06 Aug 18  News
Last week, the Trump administration announced the withdrawal of benefits for Rwanda to export apparel duty-free to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). This ...
EAC Secretariat, AfDB strategize to set up partnership to accelerate Africa’s transformation through regional integration

EAC Secretariat, AfDB strategize to set up partnership to accelerate Africa’s transformation through regional integration

06 Aug 18  News
An African Development Bank mission led by Dr. Marcellin Ndong Ntah, Lead Economist and comprising Mr. Patrick Kanyimbo, Regional Integration Coordinator at the Bank’s East Afric...
Kenya: Exports to Africa can spur industry – Biwott

Kenya: Exports to Africa can spur industry – Biwott

01 Aug 18  News
Since the 1980s, the manufacturing sector’s contribution to gross domestic product has been fluctuating, stagnating at 11 percent over the past five years to decline to 8.4 perce...
Kenya bags Comesa sugar safeguards for another two years, but with conditions

Kenya bags Comesa sugar safeguards for another two years, but with conditions

23 Jul 18  News
Kenya has been granted a two-year extension – possibly the last – of the sugar safeguards by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), until February 2021. T...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jul 18  News
The Ministerial session of the Sectoral Council of Ministers Responsible for EAC Affairs and Planning takes place tomorrow in Burundi. African Business interview with Prof Carlos ...
Return of free trade as Nairobi-Dar spat ends

Return of free trade as Nairobi-Dar spat ends

09 Jul 18  News
Kenyan officials have announced the end of the long-running trade dispute with Tanzania following a bilateral meeting between the two states in Dar es Salaam. The move will see Ke...

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