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Tag: Regional integration

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Nov 17  News
Today is Africa Industrialization Day: Panel discussions will take place in Vienna and New York, organized by UNIDO. Download the concept note (pdf). António Guterres: “This ye...
Africa Industrialization Day 2017: Strategic investment in cross-border infrastructure will advance Africa’s trade, industrial capacity

Africa Industrialization Day 2017: Strategic investment in cross-border infrastructure will advance Africa’s trade, industrial capacity

20 Nov 17  News
Industrialization is a primary driver of economic growth and job creation, and will be pivotal in efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Uni...
How Africa can negotiate an effective continental free trade area agreement

How Africa can negotiate an effective continental free trade area agreement

15 Nov 17  News
African countries are forging ahead to complete negotiations for a continental free trade area between 55 countries by early next year. The idea, adopted by the African Union in 20...
Ghana condemns obstacles to easy movement of goods into Nigeria

Ghana condemns obstacles to easy movement of goods into Nigeria

14 Nov 17  News
In spite of the seemingly rosy economic and business relations that exist between Nigeria and Ghana, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana, Carlos Ahenkora, has decried ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Nov 17  News
Today, in Arusha: Review of draft concept note, TOR, Roadmap and budget estimates for development of EAC Political Confederation Constitution Starting today, in Abuja: ECOWAS Comm...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Nov 17  News
Transforming African economies through smart trade and industrial policy (UNECA) The present report builds on the recommendations of the 2015 Economic Report on Africa throug...
Transforming African economies through smart trade and industrial policy

Transforming African economies through smart trade and industrial policy

03 Nov 17  News
In the 2015 Economic Report on Africa of the Economic Commission for Africa, a clear case was established for the increased and improved use of trade and trade policy as tools to d...
10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration ends on high note

10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration ends on high note

03 Nov 17  News
The 10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration (CRCI) ended in Addis Ababa Thursday night with participants adopting recommendations that will ...
Status of integration on agenda as EAC ministers meet in Arusha

Status of integration on agenda as EAC ministers meet in Arusha

03 Nov 17  News
A report on the status of East African Community integration agenda covering the period July 2016 to June 2017 will be high on agenda as ministers responsible for EAC affairs and p...
A transformative Continental Free Trade Area requires inclusion of women

A transformative Continental Free Trade Area requires inclusion of women

02 Nov 17  News
A group of experts met in Addis Ababa for the 2017 edition of the Continental Workshop on Trade and Gender under the theme, “The role of regional economic communities in supporti...
Strong Asian intraregional trade and investment improve economic resilience

Strong Asian intraregional trade and investment improve economic resilience

27 Oct 17  News
Growing trade and investment linkages in Asia and the Pacific help improve the region’s economic resilience to uncertainties in the global economic and trade policy environment, ...
Economic Partnership Agreements should support regional integration – Deputy Minister Magwanishe

Economic Partnership Agreements should support regional integration – Deputy Minister Magwanishe

25 Oct 17  News
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe has emphasised the importance of ensuring that the Economic Partnership Agreements concluded between the African, ...
Trade liberalization without enhanced production is a recipe for disaster

Trade liberalization without enhanced production is a recipe for disaster

23 Oct 17  News
Speaking at the official opening of the Ad-hoc Expert Group Meeting (AEGM) on 23 October 2017 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) regional director for S...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Oct 17  News
From the UN’s Africa Week 2017: remarks by Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Today, regional blocks in South and Central America, Southeast Asia and Chi...
10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration: Implementation of the CFTA and shared gains

10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration: Implementation of the CFTA and shared gains

19 Oct 17  News
The Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration of the ECA (Economic Commission for Africa) Conference of Ministers meets on a biennial basis to review the work undertaken in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Oct 17  News
Africa Week 2017 is underway at the UN: update, downloads SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: updates from yesterday’s regional conference in Johannesburg. (i) Minister Davi...
Intra-African investments key for economic growth

Intra-African investments key for economic growth

13 Oct 17  News
President Jacob Zuma says intra-African investments are critical to Africa’s future economic growth and South Africa is ready to contribute meaningfully to increase the levels of...
ESA-EU Interim EPA: Joint communiqué of the sixth meeting of the EPA Committee

ESA-EU Interim EPA: Joint communiqué of the sixth meeting of the EPA Committee

13 Oct 17  News
The sixth meeting of the EPA Committee under the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (IEPA) between the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region and the European Union was held ...
Tripartite FTA signatures rise to 21 as Mauritius signs

Tripartite FTA signatures rise to 21 as Mauritius signs

10 Oct 17  News
Mauritius has signed the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement. This brings the total to 21 out of 26 countries that have signed the regional trade framework. Minis...
IOM, IGAD assist East African states strengthen migration governance, migrants protection capacities

IOM, IGAD assist East African states strengthen migration governance, migrants protection capacities

06 Oct 17  News
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with cooperation from the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), organized a capacity building training from 18 to 29 September at IOM’...

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