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Experts meet to set the stage for AfCFTA Phase II negotiations

Experts meet to set the stage for AfCFTA Phase II negotiations

15 Nov 18  News
A meeting of experts was hosted from 12-15 November 2018 by the African Union Commission (AUC), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Economic Co...
Mauritius-China FTA: Third round of negotiations underway

Mauritius-China FTA: Third round of negotiations underway

14 Aug 18  News
The three-day third round of negotiations on the Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) opened on Monday, 13 August 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Flic en Flac. The FTA aims at fu...
AfCFTA negotiations after Kigali – keeping an eye on the end game

AfCFTA negotiations after Kigali – keeping an eye on the end game

20 Jun 18  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations took an important step forward in early June, as the African Union (AU) Ministers of Trade adopted the legally scrubbe...
Final round of negotiations for Somalia’s return to COMESA

Final round of negotiations for Somalia’s return to COMESA

17 May 18  News
Somalia Government delegation meets the COMESA Bureau of Council The final negotiations towards the admission of the State of Somalia to COMESA concluded Wednesday, May 16, 2018 a...
Africa crafts message of sustainability for international climate negotiations

Africa crafts message of sustainability for international climate negotiations

16 Apr 18  News
Action on climate change and sustainable development together is the way forward for Africa. That is the top-line message that regional, public and private sector delegates will ca...
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...
Post-AfCFTA negotiations slated for May – AU official

Post-AfCFTA negotiations slated for May – AU official

26 Mar 18  News
Negotiating teams from countries that last week signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) deal will spend the first ten days of May in Addis Ababa to iron out outstan...
CFTA negotiations intensify as deadline looms

CFTA negotiations intensify as deadline looms

01 Dec 17  News
African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) will meet in Niamey, Niger, on 1 and 2 December in a bid to finalize negotiations on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by the end of 20...
African Union Member States meet for the last round of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

African Union Member States meet for the last round of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

09 Nov 17  News
The Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission is organizing the fourth Meeting of the Technical Working Groups (TWGs) of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFT...
Chief negotiators conclude the 7th round of Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

Chief negotiators conclude the 7th round of Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

12 Oct 17  News
The 7th Meeting of the CFTA Negotiating Forum took place from 2nd – 7th October 2017 at the African Union (AU) Headquarters, in Addis Ababa. The meeting brought together Chief Ne...
“100 Days to the CFTA” – Chief Negotiators reconfirm their commitment to conclude negotiations on the CFTA by end of 2017

“100 Days to the CFTA” – Chief Negotiators reconfirm their commitment to conclude negotiations on the CFTA by end of 2017

03 Oct 17  News
The African Union Commission is organizing the Seventh Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) from 02-07 October 2017 in Ethiopia. The Objec...
2017 African Prosperity Conference: Update on the Continental Free Trade Area negotiations

2017 African Prosperity Conference: Update on the Continental Free Trade Area negotiations

25 Sep 17  News
‘Africa needs the CFTA to prosper economically’ President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nana Dr. Appiagyei Dankawoso I, has stated that Africa needs ...
African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States’ agricultural trade and the World Trade Organization negotiations

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States’ agricultural trade and the World Trade Organization negotiations

20 Sep 17  News
The long-running World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha negotiations remain unresolved. The stumbling block in 2008 was the intransigence of the United States of America over domestic...
CFTA Negotiations – the end game

CFTA Negotiations – the end game

14 Aug 17  News
At their last summit this July, the African presidents reiterated their determination to launch the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) this year, that is, by December 2017. They di...
WTO NAMA negotiations: transparency versus the right to regulate

WTO NAMA negotiations: transparency versus the right to regulate

26 Jul 17  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, comments on the non-agricultural market access negotiations at the WTO and the proposal to enhance transparency of regulatory trade measures ...
Goods negotiations restart, members divided on transparency proposal

Goods negotiations restart, members divided on transparency proposal

24 Jul 17  News
WTO members on Friday (21 July) took up a proposal which proponents said would facilitate the participation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in global trade by ...
African Union Commission to enhance the proposed options for CFTA negotiations modalities

African Union Commission to enhance the proposed options for CFTA negotiations modalities

16 Jan 17  News
African Union Commission (AUC) Experts in Trade-related issues were brainstorming in Nairobi, Kenya, within the framework of the 7th meeting of Continental Free Trade Area Continen...
The lack of African countries’ participation in the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement negotiations – what does the data say?

The lack of African countries’ participation in the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement negotiations – what does the data say?

07 Dec 16  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses African countries’ noticeable absence in the ongoing multilateral negotiations on environmental goods According to the WTO Doha M...
Subsidiarity: Should it be included as a guideline for the CFTA Negotiations?

Subsidiarity: Should it be included as a guideline for the CFTA Negotiations?

27 Oct 16  Publications
Africa’s integration agenda has always been an ambitious one. The typical approach is to target trade in goods and for the Member States to determine, in advance, the timelines f...
Continental free-trade negotiations to conclude by 2017

Continental free-trade negotiations to conclude by 2017

27 May 16  News
President Jacob Zuma said continental leaders are envisaging to conclude negotiations on the continental free-trade area by next year. He also said  the continent should work...

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