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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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...

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