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Identifying the role of civil society in the SADC EPA

Identifying the role of civil society in the SADC EPA

21 Aug 18  Blog
The demand for civil society participation in the negotiation and implementation of trade agreements has recently intensified following the growing and progressive mainstreaming of...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Aug 18  News
Towards an EAC Regional Intellectual Property Policy: 15 August is closing date for completion of a questionnaire to inform the policy Netpreneurs event: “Let’s make Afri...
Trade routes: goods trade between SADC and the EU

Trade routes: goods trade between SADC and the EU

31 Jul 18  Infographics
The Eurostat database shows the export of goods (recorded in tons) to the EU28 member states by mode of transportation. The data shows the mode of transportation for external trade...
Exceptions in the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

Exceptions in the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

31 Jul 18  Blog
Part IV of the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement contains certain General Exceptions to the non-discrimination principle in the MFN and national treatment rules. Exceptions ar...
German firms promised ‘Marshall Plan’ tax breaks for African projects

German firms promised ‘Marshall Plan’ tax breaks for African projects

10 Jul 18  News
Germany plans to use public money to support companies which invest in Africa, part of a new “Marshall Plan” with which it hopes to tackle the roots of the refugee crisis that ...
ACP negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union unanimously adopted

ACP negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union unanimously adopted

04 Jun 18  News
The Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union was unanimously adopted at the 107th Session of the A...
AU Executive Council adopts the African Common Position for Negotiations of a new cooperation agreement with the European Union

AU Executive Council adopts the African Common Position for Negotiations of a new cooperation agreement with the European Union

29 Mar 18  News
March 21st, 2018 marked a historical day for Africa in its vision to build an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa with the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agre...
SADC EPA TRQ Utilisation Update and opportunities under SADC EPA

SADC EPA TRQ Utilisation Update and opportunities under SADC EPA

15 Mar 18  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Associate, discusses tariff rate quotas under the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement November 1, 2016, marked a new era in the European Union (EU)’s tra...
Court dismisses appeal over EAC partner states signing EPA dispute

Court dismisses appeal over EAC partner states signing EPA dispute

19 Feb 18  News
The Appellate Division dismissed an Appeal filed by one Castro Pius from the United Republic of Tanzania, whose application seeking an injunction to stop the Partner States which h...
SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: Mozambique Trade Profile

SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: Mozambique Trade Profile

09 Feb 18  Infographics
On 10 June 2016, the EU and six countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group – comprising Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS), South Afric...
Ghana and European Union holds inception meeting on interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA)

Ghana and European Union holds inception meeting on interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA)

30 Jan 18  News
The first meeting of the EPA Committee under the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA) between Ghana and the EU was held in Accra, Ghana on 24 January 2018. The meeting wa...
$89 billion lost in underuse of European Union free trade agreements, report shows

$89 billion lost in underuse of European Union free trade agreements, report shows

30 Jan 18  News
Importers and exporters make use of the free trade agreements that the EU has signed with other countries – but not as much as they could. The full potential of European Union f...
Final Declaration of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit

Final Declaration of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit

07 Dec 17  News
Investing in Youth for Accelerated Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development Declaration We, the Heads of State and Government of Member States of the African Union (AU) a...
5th African Union-European Union Summit: Resource box

5th African Union-European Union Summit: Resource box

01 Dec 17  News
The 5th African Union-European Union (AU-EU) Summit took place in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire, on 29-30 November 2017 under the overarching theme “Investing in Youth for a Sustaina...
African Union-European Union Summit: Investing in youth for a sustainable future

African Union-European Union Summit: Investing in youth for a sustainable future

30 Nov 17  News
The 5th African Union-European Union Summit took place on 29-30 November in Abidjan, under the overarching theme of Youth. The Summit brought together leaders from 55 African Union...
Joint press release of the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union at the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan

Joint press release of the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union at the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan

30 Nov 17  News
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the President of the Europea...
Foreign Affairs Ministers of Africa and Europe convene in Abidjan to brainstorm on joint development issues

Foreign Affairs Ministers of Africa and Europe convene in Abidjan to brainstorm on joint development issues

29 Nov 17  News
The opening ceremony of the Joint AU-EU Ministerial Meeting was held on 28 November 2017 in the presence of AU Commissioners and high officials from the AU and the EU, ahead of the...
Europe and Africa are in business! Investing in opportunities at 6th EABF

Europe and Africa are in business! Investing in opportunities at 6th EABF

29 Nov 17  News
Business leaders, investors, innovative start-ups and young and women entrepreneurs from Africa and Europe met at the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum that took place in Abidjan, Côte...
European Parliament holds High-Level Conference: “Towards a renewed partnership with Africa”

European Parliament holds High-Level Conference: “Towards a renewed partnership with Africa”

24 Nov 17  News
Many positive changes such as rapid economic progress, the strengthening of institutions and rule of law have taken place on the African continent over the last two decades. A...

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