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Tag: Regional integration

Kenyan manufacturing trade: an insight into Kenya’s regional and international trade

Kenyan manufacturing trade: an insight into Kenya’s regional and international trade

22 Jun 17  Publications
According to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI), Kenya is the 107th largest export economy. However, it suffers from a chronic negative trade balance as a result of overreliance o...
President Issoufou Mahamadou calls upon African Union Ministers of Trade to stick to the deadline establishing the CFTA

President Issoufou Mahamadou calls upon African Union Ministers of Trade to stick to the deadline establishing the CFTA

22 Jun 17  News
The African Union Commission in collaboration with the Government of Niger organized the third Meeting of African Union Ministers of Trade from 15-16 June 2017 in Niamey. The objec...
BORDERLESS 2017: Optimizing trade opportunities – the role of trade facilitation

BORDERLESS 2017: Optimizing trade opportunities – the role of trade facilitation

21 Jun 17  News
The 6th Borderless Alliance Annual Conference, dubbed BORDERLESS 2017, was held in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), on 10, 11 and 12 May 2017 on the theme: “Optimizing Trade Opportuni...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jun 17  News
Profiled trade and regional integration conferences: Digital Economy, trade and development (21 June, Stockholm) 5th Annual Secretary General’s Forum for Private Sector, Civil...
CFTA Modalities on Goods and Services adopted in Niamey

CFTA Modalities on Goods and Services adopted in Niamey

19 Jun 17  News
The sixth meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) was held from the 5th to 10th of June 2017, in Niamey, Niger, followed by the third meeting of the ...
ECOWAS Authority highlights economic performance and implementation of regional integration programs

ECOWAS Authority highlights economic performance and implementation of regional integration programs

19 Jun 17  News
The ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government has commended the Liberian political parties for their support towards ensuring a violence free presidential election in the c...
Minister Davies concludes AU Ministers of Trade meeting in Niger

Minister Davies concludes AU Ministers of Trade meeting in Niger

19 Jun 17  News
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has arrived back in South Africa from the Republic of Niger where he participated in the 3rd African Union (AU) Ministers of Trade...
ECOWAS, IDEA and ACPF host RECs on the implementation of AU’s 2063 Agenda

ECOWAS, IDEA and ACPF host RECs on the implementation of AU’s 2063 Agenda

14 Jun 17  News
A strategic planning and capacity development retreat on the role of African Regional Economic Communities (RECs)s in the Implementation of the First Ten Year Action Plan of the Af...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Jun 17  News
Featured tweet, @AfricaSweMFA: 26 countries represented at the Nordic-African FM meeting in Nigeria [this weekend]. Great discussions on peace and security, trade and gender equali...
Cross-border cooperation networks in West Africa

Cross-border cooperation networks in West Africa

12 Jun 17  News
Long seen as artificial barriers inherited from decolonisation, West African borders now lie at the heart of policies designed to encourage regional trade and combat political inst...
Sixth Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) kicks off

Sixth Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) kicks off

09 Jun 17  News
The African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the Government of Niger, is organizing the sixth Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Negotiating Forum from ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Jun 17  News
A strong set of event pointers, launches introduces today’s news selection: Today, is African Border Day: a message from AUC Peace and Security Commissioner, Ambassador Smail Ch...
African Border Day: Message from AUC Peace and Security Commissioner Amb. Smail Chergui

African Border Day: Message from AUC Peace and Security Commissioner Amb. Smail Chergui

07 Jun 17  News
African Border Day celebration 2017 Message from AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui (Algeria) Dear Fellow Africans, On the 7th of June 2017, we wil...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jun 17  News
Continental Free Trade Area update: Conference of the African Union Ministers of Trade (5–16 June, Niamey) The objective of the 6th Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum...
Resolving the unresolved non-tariff barriers in the East African Community: an ODI project

Resolving the unresolved non-tariff barriers in the East African Community: an ODI project

01 Jun 17  News
Since the establishment of the East African Community (EAC), comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, the region has seen a steady strengthening of economic and poli...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 May 17  News
Underway, in Arusha: EAC Sectoral Council Meeting on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment Today, in Addis: Arbitration in Ethiopia, East Africa, and beyond: prospects, possibil...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 May 17  News
Think 20 Summit: Global Solutions (29-30 May, Berlin). Input by PwC’s Bob Moritz: The forces of globalisation, technology, and financial growth need to be reset for the future A...
EAC tables US$110m budget to EALA

EAC tables US$110m budget to EALA

29 May 17  News
The EAC presented for consideration Budget estimates for the Financial Year 2017/2018, totaling $110,130,183 to the East African Legislative Assembly Sitting in Arusha on 25 May 20...
Minister Ebrahim Patel: Economic Development Department Budget Vote 2017/18

Minister Ebrahim Patel: Economic Development Department Budget Vote 2017/18

26 May 17  News
Budget Vote Speech delivered by Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, in the National Assembly, 25 May 2017 It is my pleasure with Deputy Minister Masuku to table the B...
Kenya an ambassador for Africa and partner to powerful nations

Kenya an ambassador for Africa and partner to powerful nations

26 May 17  News
Kenya has been pivotal in global relations for a thousand years. In 1963, two years after I was born, Kenya gained its independence under my father Jomo Kenyatta. But Kenya has b...

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