Tag: EAC

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...
Joint Communiqué: 19th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State of the East African Community

Joint Communiqué: 19th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State of the East African Community

26 Feb 18  News
Theme: Enhancing Socio-Economic Development for Deeper Integration of the Community The East African Community Heads of State, their Excellencies President Yoweri Kaguta Musev...
Efficient border crossing to boost trade between Kenya and Uganda with launch of Busia one stop border post

Efficient border crossing to boost trade between Kenya and Uganda with launch of Busia one stop border post

26 Feb 18  News
H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, and H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, joined by Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, East African Commun...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Feb 18  News
Featured tweet, @AERCAFRICA: How can we best accelerate regional integration in Africa? Share your ideas as we build up to the AERC Senior Policy Seminar XX (pdf) in Entebbe, Ugand...
EAC Partner States to maintain high budgetary allocation for infrastructure development

EAC Partner States to maintain high budgetary allocation for infrastructure development

23 Feb 18  News
East African Community Partner States will maintain high budgetary allocations geared towards financing infrastructure development within their national borders. Hon. Monica Azuba...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Feb 18  News
Featured interactive: NEPAD’s impact on the continent The CSAE Conference 2018 (18-20 March, Oxford) includes four trade panels: the preliminary papers have been posted Selecte...
Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes

Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes

19 Feb 18  News
The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as “Chagua”, but Rwanda says the U.S shou...
Court dismisses appeal over EAC partner states signing EPA dispute

Court dismisses appeal over EAC partner states signing EPA dispute

19 Feb 18  News
The Appellate Division dismissed an Appeal filed by one Castro Pius from the United Republic of Tanzania, whose application seeking an injunction to stop the Partner States which h...
EALA lawmakers impressed by ease of movement on Dar-Dodoma trade route

EALA lawmakers impressed by ease of movement on Dar-Dodoma trade route

16 Feb 18  News
Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) currently conducting an on-spot assessment of EAC organs, institutions and facilities on the Central Corridor, Thursday said...
Cargo scanners give KRA Sh131m more daily at the ports

Cargo scanners give KRA Sh131m more daily at the ports

15 Feb 18  News
Increased use of cargo scanners at the port of Mombasa and the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport largely helped the taxman to grow daily non-oil revenue by Sh131 million in six m...
Three East Africa states in US crosshairs over mitumba ban

Three East Africa states in US crosshairs over mitumba ban

15 Feb 18  News
East African nations that are en-route to stopping importation of used clothes may soon pay a price for it following the US State Department’s announcement that Washington will i...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Feb 18  News
Announced: Abdoulaye Mar Dieye to head UNDP’s Global Policy Bureau Brazil circulates proposal for WTO Investment Facilitation deal (ICTSD) Brazil submitted an extensive draft p...
EAC Monetary Union Bills in the offing

EAC Monetary Union Bills in the offing

09 Feb 18  News
Two key Bills critical to the establishment of the East African Community Monetary Union were tabled for the First Reading in Kampala, Uganda on 7 February, 2018. The EAC Monetary...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Feb 18  News
tralac’s Weekly e-Newsletter is posted: SADC Tribunal saga continues before the South African courts Featured tweets: (i) @AdanMohamedCS: The are now 54 Japanese companies in Ke...
Why flying within East Africa is cumbersome

Why flying within East Africa is cumbersome

07 Feb 18  News
If you are a frequent flyer in East Africa, connecting from one flight to another, which is time-consuming and tiresome, plus the eventual cost of travel are likely to be your top ...
Cheap Chinese, Indian, UAE imports threaten local firms in Kenya

Cheap Chinese, Indian, UAE imports threaten local firms in Kenya

07 Feb 18  News
Competition from cheap imports from India and China is the biggest barrier to growth of local manufacturing, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers has said. In its fourth-quarter...
Kenya and Tanzania agree to resolve trade barriers

Kenya and Tanzania agree to resolve trade barriers

01 Feb 18  News
Kenya and Tanzania have agreed to resolve their differences and address barriers hindering trade between the two countries. In a joint communique issued in Mombasa, the two countr...
Botswana signs the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement

Botswana signs the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement

31 Jan 18  News
Botswana has signed the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Agreement which consists of 26 countries of the three Regional Economic Communities of Common Market for Eastern and South...
Group trains 10,000 small trade women from EAC on cross-border laws

Group trains 10,000 small trade women from EAC on cross-border laws

30 Jan 18  News
More than 10,000 small-scale women traders engaged in cross-border business in the East African Community (EAC) have been trained on laws governing trade among the member countries...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Jan 18  News
Underway in Nairobi: Review and Validation Meeting for the EAC Draft Regional Framework US Trade and Investment with Sub-Saharan Africa: download evidence at yesterday’s hearing...