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Tag: Regional integration

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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Apr 17  News
A rebalancing act for China and Africa: the effects of China’s rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africa’s trade and growth (IMF) How does China’s new growth model affect sub-Sahara...
COMESA Banks’ Governors push for Regional Payment and Settlement System

COMESA Banks’ Governors push for Regional Payment and Settlement System

11 Apr 17  News
COMESA Committee of Governors of Central Banks wants all COMESA member countries to fully utilize the Regional Payment and Settlement System. In their 22nd Meeting that took place...
COMESA Director of Trade and Customs Dr Francis Mangeni: Trade opportunities between Mauritius and Zambia

COMESA Director of Trade and Customs Dr Francis Mangeni: Trade opportunities between Mauritius and Zambia

11 Apr 17  News
Keynote speech by Dr. Francis Mangeni, COMESA Director of Trade and Customs, at the Enterprise Mauritius’ Buyer-Sellers Forum of 23-24 March 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in...
Lack of support to regional communities may stifle Africa’s transformation – ACBF/AfDB study

Lack of support to regional communities may stifle Africa’s transformation – ACBF/AfDB study

11 Apr 17  News
Africa’s regional economic communities (RECs) have key coordinating roles to play in support of the continent’s industrialization and transformation agenda but they are faced w...
Fostering regional value chains and policy coordination in Southern Africa

Fostering regional value chains and policy coordination in Southern Africa

11 Apr 17  News
UNCTAD and the Department for Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa jointly organized a regional workshop on regional value chains and policy coordination in Southern ...
Brief on Regional Integration and the Continental Free Trade Area

Brief on Regional Integration and the Continental Free Trade Area

09 Apr 17  News
This policy brief was prepared to highlight the fact that the CFTA that is currently under negotiations will be more than a traditional free trade area and will contain several ele...
The TFTA as a legal construct: What is it and how will it be implemented?

The TFTA as a legal construct: What is it and how will it be implemented?

05 Apr 17  Publications
The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) is not, like the regional economic communities (RECs), a legal person. It is a sui generis framework agreement for promoting trade in goods am...

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