Tag: EU-Africa relations

EU and ACP countries conclude first round of negotiations to modernise their relations

EU and ACP countries conclude first round of negotiations to modernise their relations

18 Dec 18  News
The two chief negotiators met on Friday, 14 December 2018 in Brussels to take stock of the progress achieved and discuss next steps. The first series of talks between the EU and 7...
Southern African Customs Union (SACU)’s trade and tariff profile

Southern African Customs Union (SACU)’s trade and tariff profile

14 Dec 18  Blog
The members of SACU are Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia and South Africa. SACU’s objectives include to, inter alia, facilitate cross-border movement of goods between me...
What is a Customs Union like SACU about?

What is a Customs Union like SACU about?

14 Dec 18  Blog
From a legal and technical point of view the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is a Customs Union (CU) and an international organization with legal personality. Since a CU is a...
The Brexit that refuses to arrive

The Brexit that refuses to arrive

13 Dec 18  Publications
On Wednesday, 12 December (107 days before Brexit happens), a deeply divided Conservative Party voted, under a special procedure allowing a leadership challenge by secret ballot, t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Dec 18  News
2018 African Economic Conference: outcomes Economic integration is seen as a game-changer for achieving inclusive sustainable development. Read more in the Overview of Conference ...
Linking policies on development and trade

Linking policies on development and trade

07 Dec 18  News
Germany’s Federal Government has announced a Development Investment Fund. The new scheme can become an important milestone for realigning cooperation with Africa – towards dove...
WTO members review regional trade agreements covering EU, Ghana and EAEU

WTO members review regional trade agreements covering EU, Ghana and EAEU

22 Nov 18  News
WTO members reviewed the interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Ghana at the meeting of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements on 19 Novembe...
Cut flower sector wilting under new rules, competition

Cut flower sector wilting under new rules, competition

20 Nov 18  News
Hopes by Kenya’s flower growers to exploit the lucrative United States market and stop dependence on the European market will not bear much fruit despite the recent launch of dir...
Extraordinary Summit on AU Reforms begins with the aim “to make Africa stronger and give our people the future they deserve”

Extraordinary Summit on AU Reforms begins with the aim “to make Africa stronger and give our people the future they deserve”

17 Nov 18  News
The supreme organ of the African Union, the Assembly, which comprises Heads of State and Government of all the 55 African countries, began its 11th Extraordinary Session today with...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Nov 18  News
Mali’s parliament yesterday, 15 November, unanimously ratified the AfCFTA Agreement. @AbdoulayeDiop8: Bravo au gouvernement & a l’Assemblée nationale du Mali pour cette pr...
Joint statement of the 7th EU-South Africa Summit

Joint statement of the 7th EU-South Africa Summit

16 Nov 18  News
EU-South Africa Summit: Strengthening the Strategic Partnership At the 7th European Union-South Africa Summit held in Brussels on 15 November 2018, Leaders agreed on a number of s...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Nov 18  News
Today’s trade-related event postings: Uganda’s Ministry of Trade, this morning, launched the Uganda Trade Information Portal. A related update from Rwanda. The Govern...
Africa can learn from EU: President Ramaphosa

Africa can learn from EU: President Ramaphosa

14 Nov 18  News
Africa can draw lessons from the European Union’s path to integration, economic and political union, and achieving social progress, President Ramaphosa has said. In his address ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Nov 18  News
Kenya-China trade relations: tweeted updates @Kiptoock: Today in Beijing, Zhang Jiwen-Vice Minister of Customs of China and myself signed protocol allowing market access of STEVIA...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Nov 18  News
Featured trade policy tweet, @CohenOnAfrica: US government withdrawal of AGOA privileges from Mauritania due to reports of slavery is essentially symbolic – trade with Mauritania...
Africa-Europe Partnership: A vision beyond migration

Africa-Europe Partnership: A vision beyond migration

08 Nov 18  News
Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini during the S&D 2018 Africa Week This is the third important meeting that the [S&D – Socialists & Demo...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Nov 18  News
Tunisia’s Ms Aya Chebbi (31) has been appointed as the AU’s Youth Envoy. A brief bio is available here. The World Bank has posted 25 Africa country Training for Reform analyse...
The Economic Partnership Agreements and EU-Africa trade relations: Joint statement from EU and African trade unions

The Economic Partnership Agreements and EU-Africa trade relations: Joint statement from EU and African trade unions

02 Nov 18  News
Joint ITUC-Africa/ETUC/ITUC Statement on the EU Economic Partnership Agreements with Central Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community, the Southern African D...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Oct 18  News
G20 Africa Investment Summit: selected updates Remarks by South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa. We are convinced that the impact of the Compact with Africa initiative will be enhanced...
Merkel looks to Africa to cement her legacy undermined by migration crisis

Merkel looks to Africa to cement her legacy undermined by migration crisis

31 Oct 18  News
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Tuesday, 30 October 2018, a new development fund to tackle unemployment in Africa, a problem spurring the mass migration that has shaped ...