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Kenya National Trade Policy: Transforming Kenya into a competitive export-led and efficient domestic economy

Kenya National Trade Policy: Transforming Kenya into a competitive export-led and efficient domestic economy

18 Jul 17  News
Preface by the Cabinet Secretary The National Trade Policy is being launched* at a time when the global trade landscape is facing emerging challenges. Over 70 percent of global tr...
The African trade revolution quietly afoot

The African trade revolution quietly afoot

17 Jul 17  News
In a tumultuous year for the global trading landscape, negotiations for a huge Africa-wide free trade area are progressing rapidly. Across the developed world, longstanding a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jul 17  News
Reminder: Today’s out-of-cycle hearing on AGOA eligibility for Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania Commentary by Fredrick Kamusiime: The Review of AGOA Eligibility Status fo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Jul 17  News
UNCTAD’s Mukhisa Kituyi: The road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa According to UNCTAD’s e-commerce index, Africa is trailing far behind in terms of readiness to engage in an...
Regional trade agreements, integration and development

Regional trade agreements, integration and development

12 Jul 17  News
Developing countries have become more active participants in regional trade agreements, which raise questions about how the benefits of integration are distributed. A key conc...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Jul 17  News
Posted: The Little Green Data Book 2017 (based on World Development Indicators 2017 and its online database) Underway, in New York: ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum review of 203...
Modelling the economic impact of the Tripartite FTA: Its implications for the economic geography of Southern, Eastern and Northern Africa

Modelling the economic impact of the Tripartite FTA: Its implications for the economic geography of Southern, Eastern and Northern Africa

10 Jul 17  News
This study evaluates the economic impact of the proposed Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) on consumption, industrial production, and trade, across the 26 African countries. The st...
Regional ministers meet in Kampala over free trade area

Regional ministers meet in Kampala over free trade area

07 Jul 17  News
Ministers from 26 African countries are meeting in Kampala today (Friday, 7 July) in another attempt to see through overdue negotiations on a larger free trade area covering three ...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with South Africa

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with South Africa

07 Jul 17  News
On June 26, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the Article IV consultation with South Africa. Living conditions have ameliorated substantially ...
Afreximbank announces Global Facility for “Intra-Champs” as it hosts top African multinationals

Afreximbank announces Global Facility for “Intra-Champs” as it hosts top African multinationals

05 Jul 17  News
To build robust domestic and continental supply chains and facilitate seamless flow of goods and services across Africa’s borders, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is...
Afreximbank announces stellar 2016 results as President Kagame urges increased intra-African trade

Afreximbank announces stellar 2016 results as President Kagame urges increased intra-African trade

03 Jul 17  News
The 24th Annual General Meeting of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) ended in Kigali on Saturday with President Paul Kagame of Rwanda saying that the many economic chall...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Jun 17  News
Trade policy newsletters: From tralac: Recognition and protection of geographical indications in the EU–SADC Economic Partnership Agreement; Bridges: Lighthizer lays out US...
Afreximbank Advisory Group Seminar on Trade and Economic Transformation: opening statement by Mr. Denys Denya

Afreximbank Advisory Group Seminar on Trade and Economic Transformation: opening statement by Mr. Denys Denya

30 Jun 17  News
Kigali, Rwanda, 28 June 2017 We gather is this beautiful city, at a time when the continent is embarking on a path of structural transformation for sustained growth. Indeed, the c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jun 17  News
Boosting trade and investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Wilton Park roundtable, 28-30 June. The purpose of this roundtable is to identify and develop channels that facilitate greater ...
Speakers highlight need for regional integration as Afreximbank AGM opens

Speakers highlight need for regional integration as Afreximbank AGM opens

29 Jun 17  News
Activities marking the 24th Annual General Meeting of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) opened on 28 June in Kigali with Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Jun 17  News
Featured infographic, shared via @LopesInsights: AU reform proposals in one graph (Institute for Peace and Security Studies) Starting today, in Addis: The Permanent Represent...
SA, DRC push for strengthened trade relations

SA, DRC push for strengthened trade relations

27 Jun 17  News
South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reaffirmed their willingness to improve and strengthen their economic relations. This will be done through facilit...
5th Summit of the SACU Heads of State and Government: Communiqué

5th Summit of the SACU Heads of State and Government: Communiqué

26 Jun 17  News
The 5th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), was held on Friday, 23rd June 2017 in Lozitha, Swaziland....
Cape-to-Cairo free trade area closer

Cape-to-Cairo free trade area closer

23 Jun 17  News
The East African Community is getting closer to a deal on tariff offers with Egypt and the South African Customs Union (SACU) that would allow the bloc to ratify the Tripartite Fre...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Jun 17  News
CFTA update: President Issoufou Mahamadou calls upon AU Ministers of Trade to stick to the deadline establishing the CFTA According to the Champion of the CFTA process (Pres....

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