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tralac Alumni Conference 2022


tralac Alumni Conference 2022

tralac Alumni Conference 2022

tralac’s 2022 Alumni Conference took place on 11 and 12 October 2022 in at the Sarova Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, in a hybrid format, with presentations from tralac alumni over six sessions. Presentations from the Conference (see the Programme here) are available to download below.

pdf Conference report (176 KB)


Day 1 - 11 October 2022

Session 1: Trade Facilitation to improve trade competitiveness

  • Customs and border management – digital transformation

  • Small-scale trade and the Simplified Trade Regime

  • Women and Youth Traders


Informal Cross Border Traders and the Simplified Trade Regime - Edna Moyo-Mudzingwa

Challenges Encountered by Informal Cross Border Traders and the Simplified Trade Regime - Edna Moyo-Mudzingwa

Customs Border Management Through the AEO Concept: What are the issues and the way forward? - Innocent Muranganwa

The Treatment of Informal Cross-Border Traders (ICBT) In The Legal Framework of the AfCFTA Trade Facilitation Regime: What Are The Issues and Recommendations? - Faith Mbakhwa

Session 2: Update on the African Continental Free Trade Area

  • Negotiations Update

  • Trade in Goods, Trade in Services

  • Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property Rights

  • Implementation: Support Initiatives


Malawi’s services offers under the AfCFTA - Kahaki Jere

Update on the Continental Free Trade Area - Brian Mureverwi

Session 3: National Implementation of the AfCFTA

  • Update from Cameroon

  • Update from Nigeria

  • Guided Trade under the AfCFTA


The Role Of The Private Sector In The National Implementation Process Of The AfCFTA In Nigeria - Legborsi Nwiabu

AfCFTA Implementation in Cameroon Updates - Wilfried Deudjui Mbouwé

Private Sector’s awareness and participation in implementation strategy of the AfCFTA in Cameroon - Frida Basok

Nigeria's preparedness for the Implementation of the AfCFTA: An Institutional Perspective - Adetutu Talabi

Session 4: Competition policy

  • Competition Policy for a Digital Era

  • Competition Policy and Procurement


Consumer Redress as a Precursor to Consumer Trust in the Digital Age - Eunice Phiri Hamavhwa

Competition Aspects of Public Procurement (The South African Perspective) - Songezo Mabece

Day 2 - 12 October 2022

Session 5: Focus on Kenya


Gender Mainstreaming the AfCFTA - Dr. Rose Ronoh

Kenya – United States trade negotiation: From a Free Trade Area to a Strategic Economic Partnership - Maleehah Khandwalla

Customs and Border Management - Edna Oduwo

Micro and small-medium enterprise development in Kenya - Elizabeth Mulae

Digital Trade Developments in Kenya - Beru Lilako

Session 6: New frontiers for Africa’s trade policy and governance – shaping a work programme for tralac and Alumni


DR Congo entry into EAC: A game changer to Intra regional trade? - Louis A. Gitinywa

Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP) - Lovemore Bingandadi

The challenge

The deliverables

Update on the EU Trade Strategy - Ms Kelebogile N. Kgathi


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