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Tag: Industrial policy

Ticad VI key to Kenya’s industry plan

Ticad VI key to Kenya’s industry plan

05 Mar 18  News
The sixth Tokyo International Conference of Africa’s Development, TICAD, took place for the first time in Africa in Kenya in August 2016, and opened doors for more business betwe...
2017 Nigerian Annual Trade Policy Report

2017 Nigerian Annual Trade Policy Report

05 Mar 18  News
The maiden Nigerian Annual Trade Policy Report has been published by the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN). This report is one of several steps to implement the firm d...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Mar 18  News
PIDA Week 2017 (held on 10-14 December 2017, Swakopmund): outcomes Extract from the conference proceedings: Good practice for PIDA Corridor Implementation (pdf). Several recommen...
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and other African Union (AU) initiatives for economic integration

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and other African Union (AU) initiatives for economic integration

01 Mar 18  Blog
The AfCFTA is part of the broader economic integration and development agenda which has been Africa’s aspiration since independence and led to the formation of the Organisation o...
President Akufo-Addo advocates for increased trade & investment cooperation with Germany

President Akufo-Addo advocates for increased trade & investment cooperation with Germany

01 Mar 18  News
President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says notwithstanding the excellent relations that exist between Ghana and Germany, Ghana has decided to turn our ba...
Nigeria launches 2017 Annual Trade Policy Report: Key messages and highlights

Nigeria launches 2017 Annual Trade Policy Report: Key messages and highlights

28 Feb 18  News
Launch statement by Dr. Okechukwu E. Enelamah, Honourable Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment Good afternoon and thank you all for coming to the launch of this First Editi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Feb 18  News
Featured trade policy process: Towards an EAC Regional Ports Development Strategy – MEFMI posts an EOI Ghanaian stakeholders agree on committee to address concerns on Africa’s...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Feb 18  News
Featured tweet, @AERCAFRICA: How can we best accelerate regional integration in Africa? Share your ideas as we build up to the AERC Senior Policy Seminar XX (pdf) in Entebbe, Ugand...
EAC Partner States to maintain high budgetary allocation for infrastructure development

EAC Partner States to maintain high budgetary allocation for infrastructure development

23 Feb 18  News
East African Community Partner States will maintain high budgetary allocations geared towards financing infrastructure development within their national borders. Hon. Monica Azuba...
2018 Budget Speech: Restoring South Africa’s public finances on a sustainable path

2018 Budget Speech: Restoring South Africa’s public finances on a sustainable path

22 Feb 18  News
In the current economic climate, spending priorities and the sequencing of programme implementation are subject to a number of trade-offs. The focus of the 2018 Budget has solely b...
Minister Ebrahim Patel: Debate on State of the Nation Address 2018

Minister Ebrahim Patel: Debate on State of the Nation Address 2018

20 Feb 18  News
SONA Debate 2018: Speech by Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, at the Joint Sitting of Parliament On Friday night, President Ramaphosa set out a broad and inspiring ...
Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes

Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes

19 Feb 18  News
The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as “Chagua”, but Rwanda says the U.S shou...
Kenya: Budget Options for 2018/19 and the Medium-Term

Kenya: Budget Options for 2018/19 and the Medium-Term

14 Feb 18  News
Stimulating Economic Growth for Prosperity The year 2017 was quite an eventful one for the economy, characterized by intense political activity which culminated in two elections b...
Department of Trade and Industry’s Doing Business in Africa Guide

Department of Trade and Industry’s Doing Business in Africa Guide

13 Feb 18  News
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has introduced a new guide on doing business in Africa. South African’s trade with the region has grown significantly over the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Feb 18  News
Featured trade infographic, @ECA_OFFICIAL: Intra-Africa trade in agricultural products is underexploited. Trade liberalization under CFTA is expected to result in significant expor...
Kenyan government to zero rate taxes on imported raw materials

Kenyan government to zero rate taxes on imported raw materials

07 Feb 18  News
The government plans to zero rate both the Import Declaration Tax and the Railway Development Levy on all imported raw materials to be used in manufacturing processes locally. The...
Cheap Chinese, Indian, UAE imports threaten local firms in Kenya

Cheap Chinese, Indian, UAE imports threaten local firms in Kenya

07 Feb 18  News
Competition from cheap imports from India and China is the biggest barrier to growth of local manufacturing, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers has said. In its fourth-quarter...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jan 18  News
Calestous Juma and Francis Mangeni: African Regional Economic Integration (Belfer Center) This paper provides an alternative explanation of the emergence and evolution of regional...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jan 18  News
The Executive Council of the African Union officially opened today: download the speeches by H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat (Chairperson of the AUC) and Ms Vera Songwe (Executive Secreta...
SADC in 2018 – Consolidating stability and sustainable development

SADC in 2018 – Consolidating stability and sustainable development

25 Jan 18  News
An eventful year awaits southern Africa in 2018 as the region intensifies efforts to deepen economic integration and achieve sustainable development and stability. The region is s...

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