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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Mar 17  News
SADC Strategic Ministerial Retreat: updates The SADC We Want (pdf): On the basis of the three broad topics, which Member States approved, the Secretariat commissioned research stu...
SADC Ministerial Task Force on Regional Economic Integration endorses the SADC Industrialisation Action Plan

SADC Ministerial Task Force on Regional Economic Integration endorses the SADC Industrialisation Action Plan

13 Mar 17  News
The 18th Meeting of the SADC Ministerial Task Force on Regional Economic Integration was held in Ezulwini, Swaziland on the 11 March, 2017. The meeting considered the Costed ...
EALA nods report on rail infrastructure

EALA nods report on rail infrastructure

13 Mar 17  News
Assembly calls for joint initiatives to ease transport, enhance business The regional Assembly is recommending for the improvement of the extensive rail network and penetrati...
ECA experts participate in 5th meeting of the CFTA negotiating forum

ECA experts participate in 5th meeting of the CFTA negotiating forum

10 Mar 17  News
Experts from the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) recently participated in the 5th meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Negotiating Forum that was hosted by t...
Revitalising world trade: Issues and priorities for the Commonwealth

Revitalising world trade: Issues and priorities for the Commonwealth

09 Mar 17  News
The world economy is continuing to experience an unprecedented slowdown in international trade. The rapid expansion of global trade witnessed before the financial crisis has now al...
President Paul Kagame addresses EALA in Kigali

President Paul Kagame addresses EALA in Kigali

07 Mar 17  News
Assembly should enhance oversight role to ensure integration process is on course President Paul Kagame yesterday addressed Parliament at the commencement of the Fifth Meeting of ...
ECOWAS: Stepping-stone for Morocco to conquer Africa

ECOWAS: Stepping-stone for Morocco to conquer Africa

06 Mar 17  News
With King Mohammed’s VI current tour of African countries and the ongoing reverberations from Morocco’s re-admission to the African Union (AU) in late January, Morocco’s Mini...
Tunisia preparing to join COMESA in October

Tunisia preparing to join COMESA in October

06 Mar 17  News
Tunisia is preparing to sign the COMESA Treaty during the next COMESA Summit in October 2017. The signature will herald the admission of Tunisia to the regional economic community ...
E-cargo tracking system to save costs on Northern Corridor

E-cargo tracking system to save costs on Northern Corridor

03 Mar 17  News
Business owners in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda are expected to save on the cost and time of transporting cargo on the Northern Corridor following the launch of a joint electronic ca...
Overview of recent economic and social developments in Africa 2016

Overview of recent economic and social developments in Africa 2016

03 Mar 17  News
Document prepared for the Tenth Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration and ...
Edible oils now on EAC list of sensitive goods

Edible oils now on EAC list of sensitive goods

03 Mar 17  News
Manufacturers of edible oils in the EAC have been shielded from competition from other countries. Regional trade ministers have included edible oils manufactured in the EAC ...
African Union Commission hosts the 5th Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF)

African Union Commission hosts the 5th Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF)

01 Mar 17  News
The African Union Commission (AUC) is hosting the 5th Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) from 27 February to 4 March 2017. The meeting is prece...
Tanzania left out as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda launch joint tourism portal

Tanzania left out as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda launch joint tourism portal

01 Mar 17  News
Tanzania appears to have been isolated further in efforts to market East Africa a single tourism destination, after Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda launched a portal to jointly market t...
AU on free movement of people and goods and its implications on peace and security in Africa

AU on free movement of people and goods and its implications on peace and security in Africa

28 Feb 17  News
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 661st meeting held on 23 February 2017, at the ministerial level, adopted the following decision on Free...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Feb 17  News
Starting today, in Abidjan: ECOWAS, Partners review long-term election observation missions in West Africa Mukhisa Kituyi: ‘Africa needs more mutual trade in these times of econ...
Barriers hurting cross-border trade

Barriers hurting cross-border trade

27 Feb 17  News
Non-compliance of regional trade agreements by Rwanda’s neighbours is taking a heavy toll on the nation’s earnings from cross-border trade. Legislators are concerned tha...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Feb 17  News
African trade and regional integration policy issues featured in debate at yesterday’s Africa Knowledge Fest in Washington: scan @WorldBankAfrica tweets, or #AfricaKnowledgeFest ...
South Africa Budget Speech 2017/18: Transformation for Inclusive Growth

South Africa Budget Speech 2017/18: Transformation for Inclusive Growth

23 Feb 17  News
South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered the national Budget Speech for 2017/18 on 22 February in Pretoria. Below are extracts from his speech. I have the privilege...
Issues for CFTA negotiators to consider

Issues for CFTA negotiators to consider

22 Feb 17  Publications
This paper will examine the modalities (the formulas, targets, or specific measures used to accomplish stated objectives) associated with current negotiations on the African Contin...
A legal and economic assessment of South Sudan’s possible accession to the East African Community

A legal and economic assessment of South Sudan’s possible accession to the East African Community

22 Feb 17  Publications
South Sudan applied to join the East African Community (EAC) in 2011, when H.E. General Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of the Republic of South Sudan signed a note verbale. In ...

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