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European Union says no to Kenya’s plea for export tax refund

European Union says no to Kenya’s plea for export tax refund

04 Nov 14  News
The European Union has reiterated it will not issue tax refunds to Kenyan fresh produce exporters during the four months period ahead of the formalisation of the new Economic Partn...

The legal framework and state of play of Economic Partnership Agreements between the EU and African regions

29 Oct 14  Publications
The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the European Union (EU) and respective African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries are regional agreements aimed at prom...
Kenyan exports to Europe now face tariffs

Kenyan exports to Europe now face tariffs

09 Oct 14  News
The EAC has been negotiating a free trade agreement with the EU for more than 10 years, but it has so far failed to seal a deal on an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Kenya is...
European businesses plead for urgent improvement in business licensing, taxation

European businesses plead for urgent improvement in business licensing, taxation

09 Oct 14  News
“We are here to listen to you and make swift improvements,” says Ahmed Shide, MoFED The European Union Business Forum Ethiopia (EUBFE) pleaded for an urgent improvement of t...
SADC EPA Workshop, 23 August 2014

SADC EPA Workshop, 23 August 2014

27 Aug 14  Event
tralac held a workshop on 23 August, 2014, in Cape Town, to discuss the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that negotiators of the SADC EPA parties and the European Union (EU) in...
Legal and institutional aspects of the SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

Legal and institutional aspects of the SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

27 Aug 14  Publications
It has taken ten years to negotiate the SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (SADC EPA). Negotiators of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) parties initialled the text...
EU launches new programme to support Africa’s continental integration

EU launches new programme to support Africa’s continental integration

08 Aug 14  News
The European Commission has launched the first phase of a new programme that will foster Africa’s integration process at continental level – the first ever EU program...
Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement

Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement

23 Jul 14  News
In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, and by European Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Cioloş, the chief negotiators of the European Union and...
Conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement

Conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement

18 Jul 14  News
After ten years of preparations and negotiations, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the SADC EPA Group and the EU was ‘initialed’ by the Chief Negotiators on 15 ...
West African leaders back Economic Partnership Agreement with EU

West African leaders back Economic Partnership Agreement with EU

14 Jul 14  News
In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for trade Karel De Gucht, the heads of 16 West African states yesterday decided to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with th...
Status of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) countries

Status of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) countries

25 Jun 14  Publications
Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) is a diverse Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) group including Indian Ocean islands (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles), countries ...
The possible effects on the Namibian economy of the signing or non-signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Commission as on 1 October 2014

The possible effects on the Namibian economy of the signing or non-signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Commission as on 1 October 2014

12 Jun 14  Publications
The relationship between the European Commission (EC) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries is governed by the Agreement that was signed in Cotonou in June 20...

Cost benefit analysis of socioeconomic implications of a possible signature or non-signature of an Economic Partnership Agreement for Namibia and some repercussions for member states of the Southern African Customs Union

12 Jun 14  Publications
The document titled The possible effects on the Namibian Economy of the signing or non-signing of the EPA with the European Commission sketched only the possible direct negative ef...
Russia getting support from European Commission in Ukraine gas talks - minister

Russia getting support from European Commission in Ukraine gas talks - minister

03 Jun 14  News
The European Commission has effectively supported the Russian position in the second and third round of talks on payment of Ukraine’s gas debt to Russia, Energy Minister Alexande...
Decision by the European Commission’s standing committee on plant health regarding the importation of South African citrus

Decision by the European Commission’s standing committee on plant health regarding the importation of South African citrus

02 Jun 14  News
The phytosanitary measures for Citrus Black Spot (CBS) on fruit imported from South Africa have been a point of discussion in the European Union (EU) by the Standing Committee on P...
US and Europe must approach trade partnership talks in responsible manner

US and Europe must approach trade partnership talks in responsible manner

14 May 14  News
The Dialogue Forum on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States of America and the European Union that took part in Berlin on May 5 ahead ...
Europe considers dropping ban on South African orange juice

Europe considers dropping ban on South African orange juice

30 Apr 14  News
The European Commission has proposed dropping a ban on South African citrus imports to keep orange juice on Europe’s breakfast tables this summer but said it could be re-imposed ...
Ghana to be guided by collective position of ECOWAS on EPA

Ghana to be guided by collective position of ECOWAS on EPA

22 Apr 14  News
Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry, on Thursday said Ghana would be guided by the collective position of the Economic Community of West African States on the Economi...
Africa, EU agree to work on outstanding EPAs issues

Africa, EU agree to work on outstanding EPAs issues

08 Apr 14  News
Africa and the European Union (EU) agreed at the end of the EU-Africa summit held in Brussels, Belgium last week, to continue working on outstanding Economic Partnership Agree...
Europe-Africa relations: Well-intentioned diplomatic disaster?

Europe-Africa relations: Well-intentioned diplomatic disaster?

01 Apr 14  News
At the 4th EU-Africa Summit, a number of issues might push tensions high. The 4th EU-Africa Summit takes place in Brussels on 2-3 April. For months, there seemed to be a...

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