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AGOA: Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits in Calendar Year 2018

AGOA: Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits in Calendar Year 2018

16 Aug 17  News
Federal Register Notice This notice announces the initiation of the annual review of the eligibility of the sub-Saharan African countries to receive the benefits of the African Gr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Aug 17  News
NEPAD’s integration into AU structures and processes: AU issues consultancy request Dr Francis Mangeni: Customized trade remedies in Africa – the case of the COMESA-EAC-SADC T...
Dar calls off Kenya trade row meeting

Dar calls off Kenya trade row meeting

15 Aug 17  News
Tanzanian officials have put off a meeting intended to iron out outstanding trade disputes with Kenya amid concerns Dar es Salaam was maintaining a hardline stance in the spat. Re...
Trade in second-hand clothes: the bigger picture

Trade in second-hand clothes: the bigger picture

10 Aug 17  Publications
In the past few months, trade in second-hand clothes has led to much debate on the African continent. Second-hand clothes are being sent to Africa, either having been donated for c...
Bugesera airport to boost intra-Africa trade – Kagame

Bugesera airport to boost intra-Africa trade – Kagame

10 Aug 17  News
President Paul Kagame has said that the envisioned Bugesera International Airport will not only support Rwanda’s socio-economic transformation but also facilitate economic integr...
Lobbies want trade barriers removed

Lobbies want trade barriers removed

08 Aug 17  News
Kenyan and Tanzanian businesses are calling for the elimination of various non-tariff barriers that slow down trade between the two countries. A consultative meeting held in Dar e...
Kenya exports to Dar drop 34pc as standoff persists

Kenya exports to Dar drop 34pc as standoff persists

07 Aug 17  News
Kenya’s exports to Tanzania have dropped by 34 per cent in the first five months of the year raising concerns over negative impacts of the long-running trade standoff. Exports t...
African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum: preview

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum: preview

04 Aug 17  News
Transcript from an Africa Regional Media Hub press briefing with Mr. Peter Henry Barlerin, Deputy Assistant Secretary: Bureau of African Affairs, and Ms. Constance A. Hamilton...
National policy on services trade will ensure competitiveness in the sector

National policy on services trade will ensure competitiveness in the sector

31 Jul 17  News
A service is an intangible transaction between the consumer and the provider. It is a vital source of income and employment to our economies and in some countries, over two thirds ...
Kenyan products blocked as Tanzania ignores trade truce

Kenyan products blocked as Tanzania ignores trade truce

27 Jul 17  News
The long-running cross-border trade spat between Kenya and Tanzania has resumed barely four days after the two countries signed a pact removing restrictions that had cost traders b...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jul 17  News
Concluding today, in Addis: AU Specialized Technical Committee on Transport, Trans-Regional and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism Next week, in Shanghai: BRICS trad...
What party manifestos say on industrialisation in Kenya

What party manifestos say on industrialisation in Kenya

26 Jul 17  News
The rising wages in Asia, the rebalancing underway in China, and the strong growth in Africa provide a window of opportunity for Kenya to expand its capabilities and global presenc...
EAC to release inaugural Industrial Competitiveness Report 2017

EAC to release inaugural Industrial Competitiveness Report 2017

25 Jul 17  News
The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat has prepared the 1st regional Industrial Competitiveness Report 2017, which will be released to the public in October 2017. The inaugu...
Trade experts fault US over AGOA review

Trade experts fault US over AGOA review

24 Jul 17  News
The American government has been faulted by trade and economic experts for the out-of-cycle review of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which could see Rwanda and East ...
Tanzania exporters protest Kenya’s gas ban

Tanzania exporters protest Kenya’s gas ban

24 Jul 17  News
Tanzanian gas exporters have termed Kenya’s ban on imports as protectionism, as its oil marketing firms lose their share of the market. They say the move is against fair competi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jul 17  News
East African Community legal notice: assorted Customs Union notices, related decisions (pdf, 30 June) East African Business Council: Annual Report 2016/2017 During the past year,...
Cross-border women traders call for friendly operating environment

Cross-border women traders call for friendly operating environment

19 Jul 17  News
Cross-border women traders have called on the government to support them and also improve the trading environment. The women traders operating between Rusizi-Bukavu and Rubavu-Goma...
Kenya National Trade Policy: Transforming Kenya into a competitive export-led and efficient domestic economy

Kenya National Trade Policy: Transforming Kenya into a competitive export-led and efficient domestic economy

18 Jul 17  News
Preface by the Cabinet Secretary The National Trade Policy is being launched* at a time when the global trade landscape is facing emerging challenges. Over 70 percent of global tr...
Kanimba calls on Africa to renew efforts to protect its agric sector

Kanimba calls on Africa to renew efforts to protect its agric sector

18 Jul 17  News
It is high time African countries embarked on special safeguard measures (SSMs) to protect the continent’s agriculture sector, François Kanimba, the Minister for Trade, Industry...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jul 17  News
Today, in Dar es Salaam: Development cooperation between China and Tanzania: trade and investment (ESRF, China Agricultural University). Twitter updates: #TanzaniaChinaConf Starti...

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