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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...
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...

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