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Official launch of the Tripartite Transport & Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP)

Official launch of the Tripartite Transport & Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP)

26 Oct 17  News
The high ratio of landlocked countries, the long distances to gateway ports, the lack of an integrated and liberalised road transport market in the East and Southern African region...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Oct 17  News
Today, in Arusha: EAC Development Partners Consultative Forum on the 5th EAC Development Strategy. Concept note (pdf): The overall objective is to provide existing and potenti...
Better roads and automation cut East Africa freight costs

Better roads and automation cut East Africa freight costs

19 Oct 17  News
The cost of transporting a 40 foot (ft) container between Mombasa and Kampala, Kenya’s biggest transit trade market, has gone down 34.2 per cent in the last four years on the bac...
President Museveni, EU Commission boss, discuss EPAs

President Museveni, EU Commission boss, discuss EPAs

29 Sep 17  News
President Yoweri Museveni has met the European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and presented a raft of concerns raised by East African Community member states o...
Kenya pushes new deal for duty-free EU access

Kenya pushes new deal for duty-free EU access

28 Sep 17  News
Kenya has launched a fresh push for the conclusion of long-pending trade deal between the European Union and the East African Community (EAC) amid risks of losing preferential acce...
African Countries losing 5% Revenue due to inefficient Border Procedures

African Countries losing 5% Revenue due to inefficient Border Procedures

28 Sep 17  News
Revenue losses from inefficient border procedures in some African countries are estimated to exceed 5% of the Gross Domestic Product, a Roundtable Conference on Trade Facilitation ...
Dar pulls the plug on non-EPZ Kenyan goods

Dar pulls the plug on non-EPZ Kenyan goods

26 Sep 17  News
Tanzania has blocked preferential access for Kenyan textile goods manufactured outside the Export Processing Zone (EPZ), citing unfair competition for its own manufacturers. “Th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Sep 17  News
tralac’s Weekly e-newsletter is posted. Highlights include: Prof Gerard Erasmus asking if the court ruling on the Kenyan elections in Kenya is a precedent for inter-state dispute...
ECA calls Uganda to make industrial policy more effective

ECA calls Uganda to make industrial policy more effective

15 Sep 17  News
In the last two decades, Uganda’s economy has been performing impressively and has managed to reduce, by over half, the proportion of people living in poverty. However, in 2016 t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Sep 17  News
Featured @AUTradeIndustry tweet (from the ongoing BIAT conference in Tanzania): Intra-Africa Trade would double from the current level of ~$170bn per year to almost $400bn by addre...
The Court Ruling on the Elections in Kenya: A Precedent for inter-State Disputes?

The Court Ruling on the Elections in Kenya: A Precedent for inter-State Disputes?

14 Sep 17  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the ruling by Kenya’s Supreme Court to overturn the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, citing irregularities in the national ...
Cement wars: How Dangote price cuts drive competitors into loss territory

Cement wars: How Dangote price cuts drive competitors into loss territory

13 Sep 17  News
The entry of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, into the cement business in Tanzania has rocked the industry in the region, with cement manufacturers looking at huge losses. T...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Sep 17  News
African accessions to the WTO: What has been done? What remains to be done? [Presentations at this week’s Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa] ACB...
EAC member states roll out single electronic passport

EAC member states roll out single electronic passport

01 Sep 17  News
Kenya was Friday morning expected to begin issuance of single electronic East African Community (EAC) passports with the release in Nairobi of the first batch of the new generation...
2017 Annual and out-of-cycle AGOA eligibility reviews: Transcripts from the Public Hearings

2017 Annual and out-of-cycle AGOA eligibility reviews: Transcripts from the Public Hearings

31 Aug 17  News
The Trade Preferences Extension Act (TPEA) of 2015, which extended the AGOA trade preference program through 2025, requires that the Administration annually publish a Federal ...
Rwanda-Tanzania private sector in fresh effort to boost bilateral trade

Rwanda-Tanzania private sector in fresh effort to boost bilateral trade

29 Aug 17  News
Rwandan and Tanzanian private sector bodies on Monday reiterated their commitment to collaborate in advocating for elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) between the two countri...
Africa’s used clothing imports

Africa’s used clothing imports

28 Aug 17  Infographics
Trade in used-clothing has become big business in some African countries, contributing to employment for many people who earn their livelihood from the business. Global trade exce...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Aug 17  News
Today’s trade policy tweets: (i) Nigeria’s chief trade negotiator, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe,‏ @ChieduOsakwe1: Tough negotiations at the CFTA, but the gains when concluded wi...
Support ‘Buy Uganda Build Uganda’ policy, Trade Minister tells Central Bank

Support ‘Buy Uganda Build Uganda’ policy, Trade Minister tells Central Bank

24 Aug 17  News
Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde has asked Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Mutebile to support some government policies such as ‘Buy Uganda Build Uganda’ (BUBU). BUBU is a pol...
Rwanda Economic Update: sustaining growth by building on emerging export opportunities

Rwanda Economic Update: sustaining growth by building on emerging export opportunities

22 Aug 17  News
Sustaining growth by building on emerging export opportunities Rwanda’s economic growth has been slowing down since mid-2016 resulting in a 6 percent growth in 2016 and in 4.2 p...

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