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How Similar are Africa’s Trade Regimes? Implications for the AfCFTA

How Similar are Africa’s Trade Regimes? Implications for the AfCFTA

16 Oct 19  Blog
The regional grouping of Africa – both its continental and island states – is a large and diversified bloc of countries. Within this region are multiple regional economic commu...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Sep 19  News
Diarise African trade and regional integration events: 25th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts of Southern Africa: Strategies and poli...
Ghana organises a High-Level Policy Dialogue on Harnessing the benefits of the AfCFTA for a Ghana beyond Aid

Ghana organises a High-Level Policy Dialogue on Harnessing the benefits of the AfCFTA for a Ghana beyond Aid

19 Aug 19  News
Ghana prepares to host the AfCFTA Secretariat The Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and, in partnership with the Economic...
South Africa and Tanzania commit to greater economic cooperation

South Africa and Tanzania commit to greater economic cooperation

19 Aug 19  News
The Republic of South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania have committed to deepen and strengthen economic ties through expanded trade and investment with a goal of achievin...
SADC hosts the 39th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

SADC hosts the 39th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

19 Aug 19  News
The 39th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre i...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Aug 19  News
Towards the AfCFTA Country Business Index: ad-hoc expert group meeting to review methodological approach The ECA has proposed the establishment of an AfCFTA Country Business Index...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Aug 19  News
Two commentaries on intra-African trade, pointing to the potential impact of the AfCFTA: Global Trade Review’s (GTR) Africa trade briefing: Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coriolis...
“EAC Staff desert stations over pay”: EAC Press Statement – Clarification of issues

“EAC Staff desert stations over pay”: EAC Press Statement – Clarification of issues

14 Aug 19  News
Our attention has been drawn to issues raised in a story by The East African Newspaper edition of 10th – 16th August, 2019 headlined “EAC Staff desert stations over pay”. At...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jul 19  News
Diarise: 4th Africa Fintech Summit (21 November, Addis Ababa) Digging beneath the surface: an exploration of the net benefits of mining in Southern Africa (World Bank) Many ex-mi...
Accelerating Economic Diplomacy towards a better South Africa, Africa and world: DIRCO Budget Vote Speech 2019

Accelerating Economic Diplomacy towards a better South Africa, Africa and world: DIRCO Budget Vote Speech 2019

12 Jul 19  News
Address by Minister Naledi Pandor, Department of International Relations and Cooperation Budget Vote Speech, 11 July 2019 at the National Assembly, Parliament I am pleased to have...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Jul 19  News
Diarise: 35th ICE for Central Africa on the theme Digital transformations and economic diversification in Central Africa (23-27 September, Malabo, tbc) Afreximbank’s support of ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Jul 19  News
A comprehensive set of AfCFTA updates: The operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area was launched yesterday after a day-long summit of Heads of State and Govern...
Recipe for AfCFTA: New report looks at ‘what’s next’ for the Continental Agreement

Recipe for AfCFTA: New report looks at ‘what’s next’ for the Continental Agreement

08 Jul 19  News
The ninth edition of the flagship Assessing Regional Integration in Africa report (ARIA IX), titled ‘Next Steps for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)’, ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jul 19  News
Today’s featured commentary, David Pilling (Financial Times Africa Editor): Are tech companies Africa’s new colonialists? Ghana appears to have won the bid to host the AfCFTA ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Jul 19  News
Two key trade policy events are taking place this week: The Aid for Trade Global Review 2019 gets underway in Geneva on Wednesday, ending on Friday. By addressing the supply-...
Movement of persons and migration in Africa: Considerations for African integration and the AfCFTA

Movement of persons and migration in Africa: Considerations for African integration and the AfCFTA

28 Jun 19  Publications
The free movement of persons has an integral part to play in regional integration. Not only does it contribute to facilitating easier access to economic activities and opportunitie...
Developing mutual recognition agreements for professional skills mobility in the Southern African Development Community

Developing mutual recognition agreements for professional skills mobility in the Southern African Development Community

28 Jun 19  Publications
Several recommendations have been put forward to address skills shortages or gaps in Africa. African governments are increasingly pursuing market liberalisation in order to tap the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jun 19  News
Concluding today, in Geneva: Seventh IMF-WB-WTO Trade conference. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo delivered the opening speech. AfCFTA updates: Morocco’s MPs, yesterd...
“To integrate Africa, bring down the walls,” Adesina urges at 2019 African Development Bank Annual Meetings open in Malabo

“To integrate Africa, bring down the walls,” Adesina urges at 2019 African Development Bank Annual Meetings open in Malabo

13 Jun 19  News
African leaders on Wednesday underscored the urgent need to fast-track the continent’s regional integration process in order to accelerate Africa’s economic transformation. Th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Jun 19  News
The highlight of the opening day of the AfDB’s Annual Meetings, yesterday in Malabo, was the release of one of its flagship reports, the African Economic Outlook. An easy guide t...

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