Tag: EAC

President Magufuli rallies for industrialization and home-grown solutions as key to region’s development

President Magufuli rallies for industrialization and home-grown solutions as key to region’s development

25 Apr 18  News
The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, on 24 April 2018 addressed the 4th Meeting of the 1st Session of EALA. In his remarks, Presid...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Apr 18  News
CHOGM 2018 updates Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué: “Towards a Common Future” On Intra-Commonwealth Trade and Investment: “With the goal of expanding i...
Towards an East African pharmaceutical industry

Towards an East African pharmaceutical industry

20 Apr 18  News
Vaccine Production in Africa for Africa Conference Resolutions from the East African Vaccine Symposium Recognizing the aspiration expressed by EAC Partner States to deve...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Apr 18  News
Profiled trade policy events: (i) Underway, in Harare: Trade Law Centre, in collaboration with Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce and Zimbabwe Network of Customs and Excise Exp...
Bills paving way for EA Monetary Union on agenda at regional parliament

Bills paving way for EA Monetary Union on agenda at regional parliament

09 Apr 18  News
The EAC Monetary Institute Bill, 2017 and the EAC Statistics Bureau Bill, 2017, are two key pieces of draft legislations on agenda as the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) mo...
73 firms join plan for fast EAC trade

73 firms join plan for fast EAC trade

09 Apr 18  News
Some 73 companies are on track for expedited payment of refunds and reduced customs security checks after they enrolled in an East African Community (EAC) programme to promote regu...
Tanzania, Uganda survive as Rwanda is removed from Agoa beneficiaries list

Tanzania, Uganda survive as Rwanda is removed from Agoa beneficiaries list

03 Apr 18  News
Rwanda has been suspended from accessing the American market under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), following Kigali’s refusal to rescind a decision to lock out sec...
Tripartite Free Trade Agreement to be tabled before Parliament

Tripartite Free Trade Agreement to be tabled before Parliament

29 Mar 18  News
International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers says government is in the process of submitting documentation and the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Mar 18  News
AfCFTA special selection (2) Trade and development events to diarise: 2018 Spring Meetings of the IMF, WBG (16-22 April, Washington) 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governor...
EABC moots new strategies to benefit from African continental free trade zone

EABC moots new strategies to benefit from African continental free trade zone

27 Mar 18  News
Regional governments should move fast and expedite integration process to give the East African Community a competitive edge in the proposed continental free trade zone, the East A...
Much to gain as an African economic single market

Much to gain as an African economic single market

19 Mar 18  News
AfCFTA represents an opportunity for the EAC to get back on the saddle. A statesman once compared regional integration to riding a bicycle – you have to proceed in a forward dir...
First WCO Global AEO Conference in Africa opens in Uganda

First WCO Global AEO Conference in Africa opens in Uganda

15 Mar 18  News
The 4th WCO Global AEO Conference opened on the 14 March 2018 in Kampala, Uganda with more than 1500 registrations from over 95 countries to discuss dynamic developments ...
Informal cross-border trading – review of the simplified trade regimes in east and southern Africa

Informal cross-border trading – review of the simplified trade regimes in east and southern Africa

08 Mar 18  Publications
This Trade Brief presents a discussion of the importance of Informal Cross-Border Trading (ICBT) for socio-economic development in the east and southern Africa region. Althoug...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Mar 18  News
Featured statement, WTO DG Roberto Azevêdo: “In light of recent announcements on trade policy measures, it is clear that we now see a much higher and real risk of triggering an ...
The conduct of monetary policy in East Africa in a changing policy environment

The conduct of monetary policy in East Africa in a changing policy environment

06 Mar 18  News
The Central Bank of Kenya and the University of Nairobi hosted a public lecture in honour of the late Prof. Francis Mwega on February 27, 2018. The keynote address was by Prof. Ben...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Mar 18  News
Featured commentary: ACET’s Caroline Kende-Robb on Africa’s year of opportunity US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, travels to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria ne...
Rwanda: Trade and Economic Profile

Rwanda: Trade and Economic Profile

02 Mar 18  Publications
This Working Paper provides a profile of the economy of Rwanda, an African least-developed country (LDC), with a special emphasis on trade and production (i.e. the real economy).&n...
Building environment and natural resources management resilience in East Africa

Building environment and natural resources management resilience in East Africa

02 Mar 18  News
The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in collaboration with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), hel...
Bribery, red tape still dog trade on Central Corridor

Bribery, red tape still dog trade on Central Corridor

27 Feb 18  News
Long distance truck drivers have appealed to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) to help advocate for total removal of corrupt officials as well as unnecessary bureaucrati...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Feb 18  News
The concept note and draft programme for tralac’s 2018 Annual Conference are available to download: The African Continental Free Trade Area – opportunity for Africa tralac’s...