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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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Jan 17  News
Ahead of the AU Summit later this month: commentaries by two candidates for the position of African Union Commission Chairperson Senegal’s Abdoulaye Bathily: ‘Africa has no fu...
Kiguta: Zeal to work together as EAC has waned over the past two years

Kiguta: Zeal to work together as EAC has waned over the past two years

06 Jan 17  News
The outgoing director-general in charge of trade and customs at the East African Community, Peter Kiguta, spoke to Christabel Ligami about the state of integration and the flow of ...
African trade and integration

African trade and integration

04 Jan 17  Themes
tralac’s primary aim is to help build capacity for government officials, policymakers, and regional organisations to more adequately address the most pressing trade matters facin...
National laws in need of speedy approximation to regional legislation – EALA says

National laws in need of speedy approximation to regional legislation – EALA says

24 Nov 16  News
Regional legislators now want Partner States to speedily undertake harmonization and approximation of laws in line with those of the Community saying that delays affect the speed w...
Court to rule on whether the EAC EPA should be signed: What lessons for REC Integration Efforts?

Court to rule on whether the EAC EPA should be signed: What lessons for REC Integration Efforts?

23 Nov 16  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the lodgement of a civil suit by a Tanzanian national in the EAC Court of Justice opposing the signing of the EAC Economic Partnershi...
An analysis of Kenya’s economic and trade performance that highlights a comparison with East Asian ‘Tiger’ economies

An analysis of Kenya’s economic and trade performance that highlights a comparison with East Asian ‘Tiger’ economies

16 Nov 16  Publications
The objective of this paper is to examine the economic performances of the East African Community (EAC) members (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda). Emphasis will be plac...
Intra East Africa Community (EAC) trade from a Kenyan perspective, with an emphasis on re-exports

Intra East Africa Community (EAC) trade from a Kenyan perspective, with an emphasis on re-exports

16 Nov 16  Publications
The objective for this paper is to examine intra-EAC trade with a special emphasis on the position of Kenya in this trade and the role of re-exports. The latter has become possible...
East African Common Market Scorecard 2016

East African Common Market Scorecard 2016

11 Nov 16  News
Tracking EAC compliance in the movement of capital, services and goods Achieving regional integration is not easy, but has a significant pay-off. The objective of establishing the...
Movement of Service Providers in the EAC: Legal Analysis

Movement of Service Providers in the EAC: Legal Analysis

10 Nov 16  Publications
The East African Community (EAC) achieved a common market in 2009 when the Heads of States and Governments signed the Common Market Protocol (CMP). It became effective in July 2010...
East African pharma companies missing out on fast growing $5 billion opportunity

East African pharma companies missing out on fast growing $5 billion opportunity

07 Nov 16  News
The $5 billion East African pharmaceutical market is expected to grow by more than 12% per year for the next five years, as lifestyle changes in the region lead to higher rates of ...
Geek Week: Kenya Association of Manufacturers, 31 October – 2 November 2016

Geek Week: Kenya Association of Manufacturers, 31 October – 2 November 2016

02 Nov 16  Event
tralac organised a “Geek Week” from Monday, October 31 to Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. The three day workshop was held at the request of the Kenya A...
Region urged to expedite Anti-Counterfeit Law

Region urged to expedite Anti-Counterfeit Law

03 Oct 16  News
East African Community (EAC) member states should hasten the finalisation and enactment of the EAC Anti-Counterfeit Law in order to establish a regional framework to fight counterf...
TRIPS flexibilities and anti-counterfeit legislation in Kenya and the EAC: Implications for generic producers

TRIPS flexibilities and anti-counterfeit legislation in Kenya and the EAC: Implications for generic producers

15 Sep 16  News
This paper aims to make a contribution to the ongoing debate in Kenya and the East African Community (EAC) about sub-standard drugs, access to medicines, local pharmaceutical produ...
Agency bets on 141 rest hubs to tame accidents on Mombasa-Kigali road

Agency bets on 141 rest hubs to tame accidents on Mombasa-Kigali road

22 Aug 16  News
The 10 years of hauling cargo from Mombasa port to Kigali have made Pascal Rubimbura an unusually cautious long distance trucker. Over the period, the Rwandan driver has come to...

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