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EAC unveils Industrial Competitiveness Report 2017

EAC unveils Industrial Competitiveness Report 2017

13 Nov 17  News
The East African Community (EAC), in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Korea, on Friday launched the EAC Industr...
Nairobi faults Dar ‘hostile’ trade actions

Nairobi faults Dar ‘hostile’ trade actions

07 Nov 17  News
Kenya has formally protested to Tanzania over what Nairobi terms as “a policy shift that condones hostile actions against Kenyan citizens and their business interests.” On Mon...
Status of integration on agenda as EAC ministers meet in Arusha

Status of integration on agenda as EAC ministers meet in Arusha

03 Nov 17  News
A report on the status of East African Community integration agenda covering the period July 2016 to June 2017 will be high on agenda as ministers responsible for EAC affairs and p...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Nov 17  News
Featured tweet, @selemani: 44 of the 55 African States belong to more than 1 regional economic community. Why the overlap? Trade and integration policy workshops starting today: I...
EAC Trade and Investment Report 2015

EAC Trade and Investment Report 2015

01 Nov 17  News
This EAC Trade and Investment Report analyses the trade and investment flows in 2015. Its main purpose is to gauge EAC trade performance in the global macro-economic and trade cont...
African production and trade of coffee and tea in perspective: What are the implications for continental trade liberalisation?

African production and trade of coffee and tea in perspective: What are the implications for continental trade liberalisation?

27 Oct 17  Publications
This working paper examines the African production and trade profiles for coffee and tea, both important exports from Africa, and the extent to which trade liberalisation across Af...
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...

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