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Tag: Regional integration

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 May 17  News
To mark Africa Day 2017 why not explore the trade-related sections in the archives of the AU/OAU and the UNECA Underway, in Kempton Park: inaugural Joint Administration Committee ...
Minister Rob Davies: Trade and Industry Department Budget Vote 2017/18

Minister Rob Davies: Trade and Industry Department Budget Vote 2017/18

24 May 17  News
dti Budget Vote Address delivered by Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, in the National Assembly, 23 May 2017 In an input to the Portfolio Committee earlier this ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 May 17  News
Featured trade infographics: @ecn_africa: After years of stagnation, east Africa’s clothing industry has more than doubled its exports since 2009; @CB_CII: India’s major export...
Unlock the potential of African entrepreneurs for accelerating Africa’s industrial transformation, says the African Economic Outlook 2017

Unlock the potential of African entrepreneurs for accelerating Africa’s industrial transformation, says the African Economic Outlook 2017

22 May 17  News
African governments need to integrate entrepreneurship more fully into their industrialisation strategies This is according to the African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2017, released to...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 May 17  News
Latest tralac Newsletter: Willemien Viljoen comments on Africa’s recent agricultural trade performance Just posted: Africans moved more freely in 2016, according to second ...
Africans moved more freely in 2016, according to second Africa Visa Openness Index

Africans moved more freely in 2016, according to second Africa Visa Openness Index

19 May 17  News
The African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Africa, launched on Friday, May 19, 20...
Leveraging trade facilitation to drive Africa’s regional integration agenda

Leveraging trade facilitation to drive Africa’s regional integration agenda

17 May 17  News
As regional economic integration gathers pace in Africa, how can trade facilitation be leveraged to spur the economic growth and development necessary for its implementation? Is th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 May 17  News
tralac’s Tarik Oguz examines the latest malicious software code attack Race for supremacy: India, Japan plan alternative to counter China’s OBOR (Business Standard) Away from...
Why the African Union must press ahead with a business and human rights policy

Why the African Union must press ahead with a business and human rights policy

10 May 17  News
The African Union (AU) is developing a policy designed to hold companies to account by setting down guidelines on how they should conduct business on the continent. The aim of th...
SADC moves towards a Simplified Trade Regime

SADC moves towards a Simplified Trade Regime

09 May 17  News
Studies and experiences from other parts of the world show that the simplification and streamlining of documentation requirements as well as import and export formalities significa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 May 17  News
Later this week, in Addis: the Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VIII Expert Group Meeting (10-11 May) Africa Integration Index: Fourth edition launched (Visa) This index ...
Own AU reforms process – Kagame

Own AU reforms process – Kagame

08 May 17  News
President Paul Kagame has called on African countries and regional economic communities to take ownership of the African Union reforms process to facilitate urgent implementation. ...
Visa launches 4th edition of Africa Integration Index

Visa launches 4th edition of Africa Integration Index

08 May 17  News
Visa has launched the 4th edition of its Africa Integration Index that measures the degree of economic integration with key trade corridors of sub-Saharan Africa. Launched at the ...
Overview of the rebate facilities in the Southern African Customs Union

Overview of the rebate facilities in the Southern African Customs Union

03 May 17  Publications
The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Agreement (SACUA) of 2002 aims to facilitate free movement of goods between SACU member countries. For goods imported outside the region, ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 May 17  News
Starting today, in Berlin: B20 Germany 2017 Summit. Featured preview Underway, in Addis: IPCC meeting to draft Sixth Assessment Report outline Featured tweets: (i) @AUTradeIndust...
EAC puts off ratification of tripartite trade deal

EAC puts off ratification of tripartite trade deal

02 May 17  News
The East African Community (EAC) has postponed ratification of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) from March to December this year, after failing to agree on the contentiou...
World Economic Forum on Africa 2017: Achieving Inclusive Growth

World Economic Forum on Africa 2017: Achieving Inclusive Growth

26 Apr 17  News
Achieving Inclusive Growth Durban, South Africa, 3-5 May 2017 Africa is facing a mixed outlook for growth. The economic growth forecast for the continent over the coming yea...
President Kagame speaks on African Union reforms

President Kagame speaks on African Union reforms

25 Apr 17  News
Remarks by President Paul Kagame at the Meeting on Institutional Reform of the African Union in Conakry, 24 April 2017 Good morning. It is a pleasure to be back in Conakry. ...
Regional Livestock Facility Hub launched

Regional Livestock Facility Hub launched

24 Apr 17  News
COMESA has established a regional livestock facility hub which will operate as a network of stakeholders interested in and committed to improving the institutional environment at r...
Double taxation pact put on ice as businesses cry foul

Double taxation pact put on ice as businesses cry foul

21 Apr 17  News
East African Community member states are wavering on a plan to implement an agreement on double taxation avoidance (DTA), over fears that the deal could provide a loophole for tax ...

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