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Rubavu cross-border traders decry unsolved challenges

Rubavu cross-border traders decry unsolved challenges

15 Mar 17  News
Rwanda signed a trade facilitation agreement with the DR Congo over a year ago that sought to improve trade between the two countries. The deal, signed by trade ministries of both ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Mar 17  News
SADC Strategic Ministerial Retreat: updates The SADC We Want (pdf): On the basis of the three broad topics, which Member States approved, the Secretariat commissioned research stu...
EAC states now act on overfishing to save stocks in Lake Victoria

EAC states now act on overfishing to save stocks in Lake Victoria

13 Mar 17  News
Faced with dwindling fish stocks in Lake Victoria, East African states have moved to institute stringent measures to control fishing in the shared water body. Uganda, which ...
EALA nods report on rail infrastructure

EALA nods report on rail infrastructure

13 Mar 17  News
Assembly calls for joint initiatives to ease transport, enhance business The regional Assembly is recommending for the improvement of the extensive rail network and penetrati...
Plan to ban used clothes, shoes puts Agoa gains at risk

Plan to ban used clothes, shoes puts Agoa gains at risk

10 Mar 17  News
East Africa’s eligibility to retain duty-free access to markets in the United States under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) is at risk following concerns raised by Wa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Mar 17  News
ARSO conference: Pan-African quality standardisation policy update (The Chronicle) Delegates at the just ended 2nd African Regional Standardisation conference have recommended the...
EAC legislators should do more to facilitate businesses, traders say

EAC legislators should do more to facilitate businesses, traders say

09 Mar 17  News
The East African Business Council (EABC) has raised concerns over high cost of air transport that is attributed to the slow pace of liberalisation, and have challenged the East Afr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Mar 17  News
Featured infographics: Number of tourists from India, China, US increasing as trade ties with Kenya deepen IORA Summit outcome: The Jakarta Concord (pdf, IORA) We commit ourselve...
President Paul Kagame addresses EALA in Kigali

President Paul Kagame addresses EALA in Kigali

07 Mar 17  News
Assembly should enhance oversight role to ensure integration process is on course President Paul Kagame yesterday addressed Parliament at the commencement of the Fifth Meeting of ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Mar 17  News
Featured infographic: 50 years of containership growth Starting today: In Mombasa: Stakeholders workshop validation of Tripartite Harmonized Documents; In Dar es Salaam:Committee ...
E-cargo tracking system to save costs on Northern Corridor

E-cargo tracking system to save costs on Northern Corridor

03 Mar 17  News
Business owners in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda are expected to save on the cost and time of transporting cargo on the Northern Corridor following the launch of a joint electronic ca...
Edible oils now on EAC list of sensitive goods

Edible oils now on EAC list of sensitive goods

03 Mar 17  News
Manufacturers of edible oils in the EAC have been shielded from competition from other countries. Regional trade ministers have included edible oils manufactured in the EAC ...
Tanzania left out as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda launch joint tourism portal

Tanzania left out as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda launch joint tourism portal

01 Mar 17  News
Tanzania appears to have been isolated further in efforts to market East Africa a single tourism destination, after Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda launched a portal to jointly market t...
Uganda struggles to deliver EPA to success

Uganda struggles to deliver EPA to success

01 Mar 17  News
Despite the lack of consensus among the East African Community (EAC) partner states over the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU), Uga...
The Economic Impact of the EU-East African Community Economic Partnership Agreement

The Economic Impact of the EU-East African Community Economic Partnership Agreement

28 Feb 17  News
An analysis prepared by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade On 3 April 2014, Heads of State and Governments of Africa and of the European Union gathered at t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Feb 17  News
Starting today, in Abidjan: ECOWAS, Partners review long-term election observation missions in West Africa Mukhisa Kituyi: ‘Africa needs more mutual trade in these times of econ...
EPA trade deal with Europe is a form of colonialism, says Magufuli

EPA trade deal with Europe is a form of colonialism, says Magufuli

27 Feb 17  News
Tanzanian President John Magufuli Sunday described the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as a “form of colonialism”, dampening the country’s possibility of signing the dea...
Barriers hurting cross-border trade

Barriers hurting cross-border trade

27 Feb 17  News
Non-compliance of regional trade agreements by Rwanda’s neighbours is taking a heavy toll on the nation’s earnings from cross-border trade. Legislators are concerned tha...
Tanzania demands study on impact of EU trade deal

Tanzania demands study on impact of EU trade deal

24 Feb 17  News
Tanzania wants a study conducted on the impact of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union on the East African Community, ahead of the Summit of Heads of State ...
A legal and economic assessment of South Sudan’s possible accession to the East African Community

A legal and economic assessment of South Sudan’s possible accession to the East African Community

22 Feb 17  Publications
South Sudan applied to join the East African Community (EAC) in 2011, when H.E. General Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of the Republic of South Sudan signed a note verbale. In ...

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