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EAC puts off ratification of tripartite trade deal

EAC puts off ratification of tripartite trade deal

02 May 17  News
The East African Community (EAC) has postponed ratification of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) from March to December this year, after failing to agree on the contentiou...
The EAC Mode 4: Trade data

The EAC Mode 4: Trade data

26 Apr 17  Publications
The East African Community (EAC) Common Market Protocol (CMP) entered into force in 2010. Among others, the protocol consists of the services liberalisation commitments and provide...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Apr 17  News
Today, in London: International Development Committee hearing on Forced displacement and food crises in Central and East Africa Next week, in Nairobi: the Asian African Legal Co...
UN body warns region against signing trade deal with EU

UN body warns region against signing trade deal with EU

24 Apr 17  News
A United Nations think-tank has warned the East African Community against entering into an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union arguing that it will neither spur ...
Double taxation pact put on ice as businesses cry foul

Double taxation pact put on ice as businesses cry foul

21 Apr 17  News
East African Community member states are wavering on a plan to implement an agreement on double taxation avoidance (DTA), over fears that the deal could provide a loophole for tax ...
Kenya’s economic outlook to dip in 2017 – World Bank report

Kenya’s economic outlook to dip in 2017 – World Bank report

12 Apr 17  News
Kenya’s GDP growth is projected to decelerate to 5.5%, a 0.5 percentage point mark down from the 2016 forecast, according to the World Bank’s latest Kenya Economic Update ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Apr 17  News
A rebalancing act for China and Africa: the effects of China’s rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africa’s trade and growth (IMF) How does China’s new growth model affect sub-Sahara...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Apr 17  News
Starting tomorrow, in Cape Town: tralac’s Annual Conference, International Trade Governance – quo vadis? It is clear there are significant shifts in global political economy a...
Non-tariff barriers and ‘complaints’ in the East African Community’s reporting process

Non-tariff barriers and ‘complaints’ in the East African Community’s reporting process

03 Apr 17  News
Since the establishment of the East African Community (EAC), comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, the region has seen a steady strengthening of economic and poli...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Mar 17  News
Underway, in Cotonou: a ECONEC / ECOWAS workshop evaluating 10 years’ experience of electoral assistance in West Africa Later this week, in Arusha, the EAC Council of ...
EAC states urged to harmonise standards for most traded goods

EAC states urged to harmonise standards for most traded goods

28 Mar 17  News
East African Community (EAC) partner states are being urged to expedite harmonisation of standards for the prioritised 20 most traded goods such as edible fats and oils so as to bo...
Tools to enhance operations at One Stop Border Posts being developed

Tools to enhance operations at One Stop Border Posts being developed

24 Mar 17  News
The East African Community is developing a Regional Training Curriculum to support the operationalization of One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs) within the bloc. The training curriculu...
Is the East African Community broke?

Is the East African Community broke?

20 Mar 17  News
Assembly calls for urgent remittances by Partner States to enable bloc meet its obligations The activities of the EAC are perpetually grinding to a halt – unless immediate remed...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Mar 17  News
tralac’s Annual Conference 2017 will take place 6-7 April, in Cape Town. The conference theme: International Trade Governance – quo vadis? Inaugural African Economic Platform ...
EALA passes key Gender Bill: Committee report

EALA passes key Gender Bill: Committee report

17 Mar 17  News
International Women’s Day was celebrated on 8 March 2017. As the globe came together to commemorate the day under the theme; “Be Bold for Change”, EALA legislators sitti...
Enhance implementation of the Common Market Protocol – Assembly says as it passes key report

Enhance implementation of the Common Market Protocol – Assembly says as it passes key report

16 Mar 17  News
The regional Assembly is calling on the EAC bloc to work closely with cross border pastoral communities to ensure the proactive and effective implementation of the Common Market Pr...
EACJ hears an application seeking Court’s order for stay of signing the EPA by partner states

EACJ hears an application seeking Court’s order for stay of signing the EPA by partner states

16 Mar 17  News
The First Instance Division of the East African Court of Justice heard an Application filed by Castro Pius Shirima, a Tanzanian resident, against the EAC Partner States and the Sec...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Mar 17  News
Yesterday in Addis: Dlamini-Zuma hands over AU Commission chair Twelve points for the new African Union Commission Chairperson (International Crisis Group) Mr Faki arrives at a t...
Africa must trade itself out of poverty

Africa must trade itself out of poverty

15 Mar 17  News
Africa must grab this century... It’s ours for the taking This century is Africa’s to own, or to lose. Economic transformation is occurring across the continent, from Maurit...
Kenya to go ahead of its EAC neighbours, read budget before June

Kenya to go ahead of its EAC neighbours, read budget before June

15 Mar 17  News
With its Parliament set to be in recess in June, Kenya will have to read its budget for 2017/2018 ahead of the other East African Community partner states, to free...

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