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Tag: Economic Partnership Agreements

Trade deal with EU, Secretariat funding mechanism top agenda of EAC Summit

Trade deal with EU, Secretariat funding mechanism top agenda of EAC Summit

17 May 17  News
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between East African Community (EAC) partner states and the European Union, search for a sustainable financing mechanism and assent to bill...
European Union woos Tanzania to sign trade deal

European Union woos Tanzania to sign trade deal

15 May 17  News
The European Union has invited the government of Tanzania for dialogue over the Economic Partnership Agreement impasse that has threatened to derail the trade pact between the bloc...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Apr 17  News
World Economic Forum on Africa: Achieving inclusive growth (3-5 May, Durban). Profiled points for discussion (pdf): Connecting markets, Revitalizing manufacturing, Integrating inno...
UN body warns region against signing trade deal with EU

UN body warns region against signing trade deal with EU

24 Apr 17  News
A United Nations think-tank has warned the East African Community against entering into an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union arguing that it will neither spur ...
MEPs in Ghana and Ivory Coast to monitor EPA implementation

MEPs in Ghana and Ivory Coast to monitor EPA implementation

19 Apr 17  News
MEPs from the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee are in West Africa this week, to monitor the implementation of Economic Partnership Agreements. A team of six M...
Are EPAs still on the African Agenda?

Are EPAs still on the African Agenda?

05 Apr 17  Publications
The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) date back to the signing of the Cotonou Agreement (the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement) in 2000. Since that time, it has been the framework ...
Can the relationship between Europe and Africa stand the test of time?

Can the relationship between Europe and Africa stand the test of time?

31 Mar 17  News
The European Union’s relationship with Africa is as old as the independence story. The signing of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community (EEC) 60 ...
Senegal: the trade policy and performance profile

Senegal: the trade policy and performance profile

29 Mar 17  Publications
This paper examines the trade profile and performance of Senegal since 1960, with particular emphasis on the period since 2001. Over the course of 2015, Senegal’s macroeconomic p...
Economic Partnership Agreements and the African Continental Free Trade Area

Economic Partnership Agreements and the African Continental Free Trade Area

29 Mar 17  News
As of June 2016, the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) have been concluded – but not signed and ratified – in three African regions, namely the East African Community, the...
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

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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Mar 17  News
This week’s tralac newsletter is posted. The lead article is written by Taku Fundira: Implementing the SADC EPA – challenges and impact The SWAC/OECD weekly West Africa Brief ...
Implementing the SADC EPA – challenges and impact

Implementing the SADC EPA – challenges and impact

01 Mar 17  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Associate, provides an update on the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement and some of the challenges that may lie ahead Negotiations between the European Un...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Mar 17  News
Today’s featured tweets: G7 Italy 2017: Today meeting of the #G7 Africa Directors in Rome. Fruitful exchange of views on the situation and the way forward in Sub-Saharan Africa....
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...
How should the UK trade with developing countries after Brexit?

How should the UK trade with developing countries after Brexit?

28 Feb 17  News
In a previous blog, Traidcraft presented their views on how the UK should trade with the world post-Brexit. Now that it is clear that the UK is going to be leaving the Customs...
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...
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 ...
Chatham House interview with Rob Davies, South African Trade Minister

Chatham House interview with Rob Davies, South African Trade Minister

22 Feb 17  News
The head of South Africa’s Department for Trade and Industry speaks about his country’s post-Brexit trading relationship with the UK and how it is responding to global economic...

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