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EAC officials oppose US bid to review Agoa trade deal over mitumba ban

EAC officials oppose US bid to review Agoa trade deal over mitumba ban

17 Jul 17  News
Senior officials from Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda argued in Washington on Thursday that their collective phase-out of used clothing (mitumba) imports should not result in any loss ...
Uganda and the EAC should stand firm on the decision to progressively phase out second hand clothes

Uganda and the EAC should stand firm on the decision to progressively phase out second hand clothes

17 Jul 17  News
Civil society organizations under their umbrella “Working Group on Trade & Development” have requested the government of the republic of Uganda and the East African Communi...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Rwanda

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Rwanda

14 Jul 17  News
On July 12, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2017 Article IV consultation with Rwanda and completed the seventh review of Rwand...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Uganda

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Uganda

13 Jul 17  News
On July 7, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2017 Article IV consultation with Uganda and completed the eighth review of Uganda...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jul 17  News
Featured infographic: Visualizing trade flows among G20 nations Starting tomorrow, in Geneva: Sixth Global Review of Aid for Trade Lily Sommer, Heini Suominen, David Luke: Aid fo...
The Tripartite Free Trade Area – a breakthrough in July 2017 as South Africa signs the Tripartite Agreement

The Tripartite Free Trade Area – a breakthrough in July 2017 as South Africa signs the Tripartite Agreement

10 Jul 17  News
The ministerial meeting of 7 July 2017 in Kampala injected fresh momentum into the tripartite negotiations to create a free trade area covering half of Africa. South Africa signed...
Public Hearing concerning out-of-cycle review of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda eligibility for benefits under AGOA: Comments received

Public Hearing concerning out-of-cycle review of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda eligibility for benefits under AGOA: Comments received

10 Jul 17  News
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), in consultation with the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), has announced the initiation of an out-of-cycle review of...
EAC removes waivers on ‘sensitive goods,’ imposes common tariff

EAC removes waivers on ‘sensitive goods,’ imposes common tariff

05 Jul 17  News
East African countries have agreed to remove the special treatment given to “sensitive goods” and impose a Common External Tariff on them starting from July 1, 2018. According...
US urges Tanzania to lift ban on chicken

US urges Tanzania to lift ban on chicken

04 Jul 17  News
Tanzania has maintained a hardline position on its ban on imports of chicken and poultry products from the US, which it imposed in 2006, and now Washington is pushing discussi...
Ban on Dar’s products in Nairobi sparks trade, diplomatic dispute

Ban on Dar’s products in Nairobi sparks trade, diplomatic dispute

04 Jul 17  News
Presidents John Magufuli and Uhuru Kenyatta have stepped in to stem an escalating trade war that has seen Tanzania and Kenya exchange import bans on several commodities. The EastA...
EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with East and Southern Africa (ESA) – Implications for Zimbabwe

EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with East and Southern Africa (ESA) – Implications for Zimbabwe

28 Jun 17  Publications
The European Union has been negotiating the World Trade Organisation (WTO)-compatible Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of ...
Secondhand clothes ban shelved to save Agoa trade agreement

Secondhand clothes ban shelved to save Agoa trade agreement

26 Jun 17  News
Kenya has retreated from a proposed ban on used clothes, reversed tariff increases and held confidential meetings with US officials ahead of a decision by Washington to review duty...
Kagame speaks out on US threat over used clothes ban

Kagame speaks out on US threat over used clothes ban

23 Jun 17  News
President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda will proceed with the planned phase-out of importation of second-hand clothes despite the threats that it could lead to a review of eligi...
Cape-to-Cairo free trade area closer

Cape-to-Cairo free trade area closer

23 Jun 17  News
The East African Community is getting closer to a deal on tariff offers with Egypt and the South African Customs Union (SACU) that would allow the bloc to ratify the Tripartite Fre...
USTR announces AGOA out-of-cycle review for Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda

USTR announces AGOA out-of-cycle review for Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda

21 Jun 17  News
The Office of the United States Trade Representative on 20 June announced the initiation of an out-of-cycle review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to receive ben...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Jun 17  News
Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum updates (i) Extract from an AU statement: Niger’s Minister of Trade and Private Sector, Mr. Sadou Seydou, underscored that the CFTA...
Tanzania Budget Speech 2017-18

Tanzania Budget Speech 2017-18

09 Jun 17  News
Speech by the Minister for Finance and Planning, Hon. Dr. Philip I. Mpango, for the estimates of Government revenue and expenditure for 2017/18 This is the second budget submitted...
Uganda: Background to the Budget 2017-18

Uganda: Background to the Budget 2017-18

09 Jun 17  News
Industrialisation for Job Creation and Shared Prosperity Introduction The Budget for Fiscal Year 2017/18 is themed: “Industrialisation for Job Creation and Shared Prosperity”...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Jun 17  News
The African Statistical Yearbook 2017 is launched (UNECA) The Yearbook series is a result of joint efforts by major African regional organizations to set up a joint data coll...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Jun 17  News
A reminder: The ECOWAS Heads of State summit takes place on Sunday Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (17-19 May): presentations are now available for download Adva...

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