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EAC states should harmonise work permits

EAC states should harmonise work permits

03 Jul 2014
The East African Community (EAC) partner states established the EAC Common Market on July 1, 2010 which was a significant step in the EAC integration process. In establishing the ...
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E.A partner state laws derail Common Market Protocol

E.A partner state laws derail Common Market Protocol

02 Jul 2014
Four years into the establishment of the East African Common Market Protocol, its implementation is expected to be close to the final stages, according to experts. However, the pr...
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FG to generate jobs through services industry – Jonathan

FG to generate jobs through services industry – Jonathan

02 Jul 2014
President Goodluck Jonathan hinted yesterday that the federal government was shoring up investments in the service industry to generate more job opportunities for Nigerians. Jonat...
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Swaziland loses AGOA benefits from January 1, 2015

Swaziland loses AGOA benefits from January 1, 2015

02 Jul 2014
Swaziland, located in southern part of Africa, has been excluded from the list of countries eligible to get benefit under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) of the US Go...
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Chicken producers want anti-dumping tariffs

Chicken producers want anti-dumping tariffs

01 Jul 2014
The possible imposition of anti-dumping tariffs on certain chicken cuts is unnecessary, the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (Amie) said on Monday. Local producers had ...
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Madagascar back in the US trade fold

Madagascar back in the US trade fold

01 Jul 2014
As anticipated, the US government has reinstated preferential trade status for Madagascar on its 54th independence day anniversary, providing hope for the country’s emb...
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Building a region coast-to-coast – SADC strategy for economic transformation

Building a region coast-to-coast – SADC strategy for economic transformation

01 Jul 2014
The vision of southern Africa as an emerging economy with infrastructure that works coast-to-coast will be closer to reality after the regional Summit hosted by Zimbabwe in August....
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Cotton development meeting focuses on regional efforts to make aid more effective

Cotton development meeting focuses on regional efforts to make aid more effective

30 Jun 2014
Regional African organizations are increasing their involvement in developing the continent’s cotton sector to ensure aid reaches farmers who really need it, and strengthen produ...
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Status of Integration in Africa (SIA V)

Status of Integration in Africa (SIA V)

30 Jun 2014
The fifth edition of the Status of Integration in Africa report (SIA V) contains information on the implementation process of the integration agenda by the Regional Economic Commun...
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AU proposes $522.12 million budget for 2015

AU proposes $522.12 million budget for 2015

30 Jun 2014
The African Union (AU) has proposed 522.12-million-dollar budget for 2015, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. According to documents made available to NAN in Malabo on Frid...
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‘Bilateral trade between Nigeria/Britain to exceed £8bn target this year’

‘Bilateral trade between Nigeria/Britain to exceed £8bn target this year’

27 Jun 2014
The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) says it expects bilateral trade between both nations to exceed its targets this year. Prime Minister David Cameron and President Go...
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Azevêdo warns against revisiting Bali decisions

Azevêdo warns against revisiting Bali decisions

27 Jun 2014
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, at the Trade Negotiations Committee meeting on 25 June 2014, noted concerns about efforts by some delegations to revisit the Trade Facilitation A...
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Manufacturing pharmaceuticals: An untapped opportunity

Manufacturing pharmaceuticals: An untapped opportunity

27 Jun 2014
Ever since the high tech generic drug production facility, Cinpharm-Cameroon, was set up, it is relatively easier for Cameroonians to have access to medicines. Now a low wage earne...
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TTIP and the Investment Dimension: What is the state of play?

TTIP and the Investment Dimension: What is the state of play?

26 Jun 2014
Speech by Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner for Trade British American Business Event London, 24 June 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, We are meeting in an impressive place ...
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India should seal trade pact with EU

India should seal trade pact with EU

26 Jun 2014
It will be a win-win deal. The crux, of course, is for the Government to make it happen Despite several rounds of the negotiations which started in 2007, the proposed EU-India...
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Tanzania restricts sugar imports

Tanzania restricts sugar imports

26 Jun 2014
Tanzania is expected to release a policy on sugar importation this July that will be aimed at protecting sugar companies in the country as well as ensuring that local sugar compani...
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New Trade Facilitation Programme underway for Customs

New Trade Facilitation Programme underway for Customs

25 Jun 2014
The World Customs Organisation (WCO) has announced that a new trade facilitation model, which will be open to all member countries, including Nigeria, would soon be unveiled. The ...
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Government approves R200-million grant for the Southern African Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster (SASTAC)

Government approves R200-million grant for the Southern African Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster (SASTAC)

25 Jun 2014
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has approved a R200-million Grant Fund and a 5-Year Plan for the establishment of a National Cluster to leapfrog local industry's com...
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Progress and Pitfalls: Development Policy Forum Africa Summit

Progress and Pitfalls: Development Policy Forum Africa Summit

25 Jun 2014
Speech by Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development, at the Friends of Europe’s Development Policy Forum (DPF) annual Africa Summit entitled ‘Africa: Progress and ...
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Schlettwein wants BIPA law promulgated this year

Schlettwein wants BIPA law promulgated this year

24 Jun 2014
The draft bill on establishing the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) is already before the Cabinet Committee on Legislation, said Minister of Trade and Industry, ...
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