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Tag: Regional integration

African countries must even out trade to promote integration

African countries must even out trade to promote integration

07 Aug 17  News
The impounding of over 400 Namibian, Tanzanian, South African and Congolese trucks by Zambian authorities from February to July 2017 has raised serious questions on two important m...
UN migration agency supports COMESA to host Regional Consultative Process for member states

UN migration agency supports COMESA to host Regional Consultative Process for member states

03 Aug 17  News
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat last week jointly organized the first Regional Consultative Process (RCP) m...
Intra-SADC trade remains limited: How can it be boosted?

Intra-SADC trade remains limited: How can it be boosted?

02 Aug 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discusses how intra-regional trade in the Southern African Development Community can be improved Boosting intra-regional trade in Africa, and ...
Time for Ethiopia to enhance regional economic integration

Time for Ethiopia to enhance regional economic integration

27 Jul 17  News
International trade never used to be an issue, at least, not one borne out of apathy or misrepresentation. Ancient civilisations seldom traded with outsiders, but rarely because th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Jul 17  News
Starting tomorrow, in Harare: Measuring and implementing trade facilitation in Zimbabwe Next week, in Abuja: Establishing a trade facilitation roadmap in Nigeria At WTO: Goods ne...
South Africa: Find new ways to boost growth and job creation

South Africa: Find new ways to boost growth and job creation

24 Jul 17  News
The South African economy has registered tremendous progress over the past two decades, boosting living standards and lifting millions out of poverty nationwide. Further reforms ar...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jul 17  News
East African Community legal notice: assorted Customs Union notices, related decisions (pdf, 30 June) East African Business Council: Annual Report 2016/2017 During the past year,...
Madagascar signs Tripartite Free Trade Agreement

Madagascar signs Tripartite Free Trade Agreement

19 Jul 17  News
The Republic of Madagascar has become the 20th country to sign the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement. The agreement brings together three regional economic communities – COMESA, E...
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...

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