Tag: Logistics

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...
Why flying within East Africa is cumbersome

Why flying within East Africa is cumbersome

07 Feb 18  News
If you are a frequent flyer in East Africa, connecting from one flight to another, which is time-consuming and tiresome, plus the eventual cost of travel are likely to be your top ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Feb 18  News
Niger assumes the G5 Sahel Presidency during this week’s Niamey summit Mozambique joins the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Southern African states (European C...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Feb 18  News
Featured infographic, @justchad_cga: Over half of oranges traded globally are sourced from Africa – who would have thought!! Extract from latest USDA Foreign Agriculture Services...
30th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly concludes with remarkable decisions on 3 flagship projects of Agenda 2063

30th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly concludes with remarkable decisions on 3 flagship projects of Agenda 2063

30 Jan 18  News
A summary of key decisions The 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit, holding on the theme, ‘Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa...
Africa opens its skies as AU gathers leaders for Summit

Africa opens its skies as AU gathers leaders for Summit

30 Jan 18  News
Newly Elected Chairperson of the African Union, H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda on Monday, 29 January 2018 officially launched the first phase of the Single African Air Trans...
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...
IATA welcomes Single African Air Transport Market but says effective implementation is key

IATA welcomes Single African Air Transport Market but says effective implementation is key

29 Jan 18  News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative by the African Union (AU) to open up Africa’s...
In Africa’s Great Lakes region, UNCTAD helps build peace through cross-border trade

In Africa’s Great Lakes region, UNCTAD helps build peace through cross-border trade

26 Jan 18  News
UNCTAD Deputy Secretary General Isabelle Durant joins UN partners to pledge political and logistical support to formerly warring central African countries. Cross-border trade betw...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jan 18  News
Reminder: The USITC hearing, US trade and investment with Sub-Saharan Africa: recent developments, is scheduled to take place today in Washington. The Gambia’s Trade Policy...
Mombasa set to get Dubai-like free port

Mombasa set to get Dubai-like free port

23 Jan 18  News
Mombasa is set to get a free trade zone (FTZ) for motor vehicles this year in a policy move that could create thousands of new jobs for traders and service providers. An FTZ, such...
African Union Commission gears up to launch highly-anticipated Single African Sky

African Union Commission gears up to launch highly-anticipated Single African Sky

23 Jan 18  News
The African Union Commission is set to launch the first AU Agenda 2063 Flagship project, the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 28th January ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jan 18  News
Diarise: 4th EAC Heads of State Retreat on Infrastructure Financing and Development (21-22 February, Kampala) Regional integration and informal trade in Africa: evidence from Beni...
Africa on the runway to seamless airspace

Africa on the runway to seamless airspace

11 Jan 18  News
The dream of achieving low airfare in Africa may soon be realised should the African Union’s plans run full course. The bloc expects to launch its Single African Air Transport M...
More mega-ships are a big problem for cargo carriers

More mega-ships are a big problem for cargo carriers

10 Jan 18  News
Container shipping companies are bracing for a challenging year – they will have more space available for carrying goods than the amount of cargo that’s out there. Corrine Png...
Africa’s first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018

Africa’s first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018

08 Jan 18  News
Businesses within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) could save up to $450 million in clearance documentation once the bloc adopts blockchain technology for...
Report on the PMAESA Conference – Livingstone, 22-23 November 2017

Report on the PMAESA Conference – Livingstone, 22-23 November 2017

15 Dec 17  Event
The Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA) held its 2017 Annual Conference in Livingstone, Zambia from 22-23 November 2017. The conference, which was b...
Assessing the economic benefits of transit trade in Tanzania

Assessing the economic benefits of transit trade in Tanzania

13 Dec 17  News
The untapped potential of transit trade in Tanzania Tanzania benefits significantly from transit trade, serving as a potential driver of economic growth, welfare and local enterpr...
Slow implementation of African single aviation market irks experts

Slow implementation of African single aviation market irks experts

11 Dec 17  News
African governments have been urged to implement the deal to open up the aviation market on the continent agreed on 18 years ago. The third ministerial working group meeting on th...