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Tag: Regional integration

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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Apr 17  News
Featured tweet, infographic, @LopesInsights: Attending @AfricaProg conf. Brexit impact on Africa. Even w/ underestimated figures Africa’s GDP would make AU G7 seat justified, li...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Apr 17  News
Featured tweet/infographic, @RencapMan: While some like to suggest the Africa Rising story is over, there are an awful lot of African countries still growing at 5% or more Profil...
IGAD State of the Region Report 2016

IGAD State of the Region Report 2016

19 Apr 17  News
Formulation of IGAD Strategy and Medium-Term Implementation Plan 2016-2020 Baseline Studies at the National Level on IGAD Priority Sectors IGAD is committed to the vision of an i...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Apr 17  News
Vera Songwe, a Cameroonian economist and banking executive, is the new UNECA Executive Secretary. Ms Songwe has been working as the International Finance Corporation’s regional d...
Review of the implementation of the commitments made towards Africa’s development: Stakeholders’ consultations

Review of the implementation of the commitments made towards Africa’s development: Stakeholders’ consultations

18 Apr 17  News
The Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) has embarked in a new series of consultations in preparation of the third review of the implementation of the commitments made to...
The relation between the Tripartite FTA and the Continental FTA

The relation between the Tripartite FTA and the Continental FTA

12 Apr 17  News
This article is based on the forthcoming publication by Francis Mangeni and Calestous Juma, entitled Emergent Africa – the Evolution of Regional Integration, Cambridge Unive...

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