Tag: Regional integration

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Jul 19  News
Two key trade policy events are taking place this week: The Aid for Trade Global Review 2019 gets underway in Geneva on Wednesday, ending on Friday. By addressing the supply-...
Movement of persons and migration in Africa: Considerations for African integration and the AfCFTA

Movement of persons and migration in Africa: Considerations for African integration and the AfCFTA

28 Jun 19  Publications
The free movement of persons has an integral part to play in regional integration. Not only does it contribute to facilitating easier access to economic activities and opportunitie...
Developing mutual recognition agreements for professional skills mobility in the Southern African Development Community

Developing mutual recognition agreements for professional skills mobility in the Southern African Development Community

28 Jun 19  Publications
Several recommendations have been put forward to address skills shortages or gaps in Africa. African governments are increasingly pursuing market liberalisation in order to tap the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jun 19  News
Concluding today, in Geneva: Seventh IMF-WB-WTO Trade conference. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo delivered the opening speech. AfCFTA updates: Morocco’s MPs, yesterd...
“To integrate Africa, bring down the walls,” Adesina urges at 2019 African Development Bank Annual Meetings open in Malabo

“To integrate Africa, bring down the walls,” Adesina urges at 2019 African Development Bank Annual Meetings open in Malabo

13 Jun 19  News
African leaders on Wednesday underscored the urgent need to fast-track the continent’s regional integration process in order to accelerate Africa’s economic transformation. Th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Jun 19  News
The highlight of the opening day of the AfDB’s Annual Meetings, yesterday in Malabo, was the release of one of its flagship reports, the African Economic Outlook. An easy guide t...
Central Africa could be the continent’s rising star, thanks to the African Continental Free Trade Area

Central Africa could be the continent’s rising star, thanks to the African Continental Free Trade Area

12 Jun 19  News
Central Africa stands to benefit the most from the AfCFTA, data from the African Development Bank shows. Hanan Morsy, Director of Research at the Bank, revealed the findings at th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Jun 19  News
The AfDB’s 2019 Annual Meetings opened today in Malabo on the theme Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina said the bank had inv...
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Welfare gains estimates from a general equilibrium model

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Welfare gains estimates from a general equilibrium model

10 Jun 19  News
In March 2018, representatives of member countries of the African Union signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, providing a framework for trade liberaliz...
Conclusion of the Bilateral Tariff Negotiations between SACU and the EAC

Conclusion of the Bilateral Tariff Negotiations between SACU and the EAC

07 Jun 19  News
Press release The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), which was launched on 10th June 2015, aims to establish a single market for 27 African countries with a co...
Advancing the intra-African Trade Agenda by implementing the Tripartite FTA

Advancing the intra-African Trade Agenda by implementing the Tripartite FTA

06 Jun 19  Publications
The launch of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) in June 2015 carried the signs of a new approach towards intra-African trade and integration. It was subsequentl...
South African government steps up the pace of African trade integration

South African government steps up the pace of African trade integration

06 Jun 19  News
In a step to boost the newly-approved African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), South Africa will be participating in a meeting of African Ministers of Trade in Ethiopia. ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 May 19  News
Nigeria’s funding of the AU:  FEC approves implementation of new import levy (Daily Post) The Federal Executive Council, yesterday, approved the rate of 0.2% as the new imp...
What happens to the RECs once the AfCFTA is in force?

What happens to the RECs once the AfCFTA is in force?

17 May 19  Blog
Regional integration has been a prominent feature of inter-state cooperation in Africa for a long time. It is pursued for solidarity, historical, political and economic reasons. In...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 May 19  News
Djibouti-Addis Ababa-Juba-Kampala Corridor: IGAD wraps up development studies The Executive Secretary of IGAD, Amb Mahboub Maalim, along with the Director for Transport, Infrastru...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 May 19  News
The Bus King of Africa (Moneyweb) Having conquered the South African bus market, Busmark CEO Pat Nodada is now partnering with the Industrial Development Corporation to build bus ...
East African Private sector discusses their contribution to the AfCFTA

East African Private sector discusses their contribution to the AfCFTA

10 May 19  News
EABC charts out ways to leverage on the AfCFTA The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) isn’t simply a ‘Free Trade Agreement’; it’s about establishing a unified co...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 May 19  News
Two to Tango: An evaluation of World Bank Group support to fostering regional integration (World Bank) This evaluation assesses the Bank Group’s effectiveness and comparative ad...
African Development Bank Civil Society Forum, partners, seek faster continental integration

African Development Bank Civil Society Forum, partners, seek faster continental integration

09 May 19  News
Engaging Civil Society in Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity Deeper engagement with civil society on development projects has resulted in acceptance of projec...
Services key to revving up economic growth and development

Services key to revving up economic growth and development

03 May 19  News
The services sector accounts for more economic activity than any other and its contribution to gross domestic product, trade and employment is ticking up. Enhancing the services s...