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Report blames Tanzania for increase in non-tariff barriers

Report blames Tanzania for increase in non-tariff barriers

21 Feb 17  News
When it comes to non-tariff barriers, each country in the East African Community has a story of its own: If not complaining about another member state, the said country is imposi...
Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda launch EA destination portal

Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda launch EA destination portal

20 Feb 17  News
Three East Africa countries will now jointly market their tourism products online with the launch of the first joint East African destination portal. Kenya Tourism Board Chief Exe...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Feb 17  News
2017 African Development Bank Annual Meetings: transforming agriculture for wealth creation in Africa The 2017 Annual Meetings of the AfDB Group will be held on 22-25 May in Ahmed...
East Africa economies set for rough ride this year

East Africa economies set for rough ride this year

17 Feb 17  News
The “below par” performance by East Africa’s economies in 2016 is expected to carry over to this year, although prospects remain broadly positive, a recent assessment by Ci...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Feb 17  News
The 2nd edition of the One-Stop Border Post Sourcebook was launched yesterday in Sandton. The launch was hosted by @NEPAD_Agency, @_AfricanUnion & JICA. NEPAD is taking the OSB...
Harnessing the buy side’s potential to develop East Africa’s capital markets

Harnessing the buy side’s potential to develop East Africa’s capital markets

16 Feb 17  News
A key step in developing a local capital market is to develop the “buy side” – to encourage greater participation of local institutional investors such as pension funds and i...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Feb 17  News
Applications close on 6 March for tralac’s online course ‘Trade in the 21st Century: legal and policy considerations for Africa’.   Profiled appointment: Paul Noumba Um...
EAC team to review taxes on key goods

EAC team to review taxes on key goods

14 Feb 17  News
The East African Community has formed a 25-member taskforce to revise the region’s Common External Tariff (CET) and fine-tune the existing rules of origin to boost intra-region...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Feb 17  News
Underway in Walvis Bay: African Corridor Management Alliance launch (@snkaringi). Tweet by @heiniesuo: Inaugural meeting of #African #Corridor #Management #Alliance: "We need a con...
Update on EAC integration following the meeting of the EAC Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment

Update on EAC integration following the meeting of the EAC Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment

13 Feb 17  News
EABC Trade and Policy Brief as at 10 February 2017 The EAC Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (SCTIFI) held its ordinary meeting from 30th Jan to 3rd...
EPA meeting flops as member states fail to provide trade data

EPA meeting flops as member states fail to provide trade data

02 Feb 17  News
The East African Community meeting that was to be held this weekend to discuss the Economic Partnership Agreement between the region and the European Union was postponed after se...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Feb 17  News
Starting today, in Mauritius: ‘Cross-border banking and regulatory reforms: implications for Africa from international experience’ Call for papers: ‘Public economics for dev...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jan 17  News
tralac’s first newsletter of 2017 is posted: a message from the Executive Director, Trudi Hartzenberg (and more) The 9th African Union gender pre-summit starts on Sunday: concep...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jan 17  News
Europe readies its ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa (Politico) If Europe wants to tackle the root causes of the migration crisis, the head of the European Investment Bank says it mu...
EAC gender equality Bill to address gaps in trade

EAC gender equality Bill to address gaps in trade

18 Jan 17  News
East African Community (EAC) partner states will be legally obliged to collectively promote participation of women and men in regional trade and sustainable economic growth, while ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jan 17  News
Featured tweet, @UKenyatta: Kenya and Mauritius have agreed to make our two countries the financial and trade hubs for Africa Diarise: the German-African Business Summit will be h...
EU trade: Defining talks for East Africa presidents for late January

EU trade: Defining talks for East Africa presidents for late January

13 Jan 17  News
The East African Community Heads of State Summit, which was to be held in the first week of this month, has been pushed to next month, after the regional ministers of trade and Eas...
Importers pile pressure on East African currencies

Importers pile pressure on East African currencies

12 Jan 17  News
The New Year pressure from importers seeking to firm up their dollar positions in a bid to meet their requirements has seen all the regional currencies come under pressure, losin...
India: Reaching out to Africa

India: Reaching out to Africa

11 Jan 17  News
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta could be a willing partner for India to deepen relations Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, one of India’s most important African partners, is here...
The East African Community: Another diplomatic headache for Kenya?

The East African Community: Another diplomatic headache for Kenya?

09 Jan 17  News
The East African Community has been on top in Africa as a fast rising trading bloc in the past one and half decade, after its resurrection in 1999 by its original members, Kenya, U...

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