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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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Apr 17  News
Starting tomorrow, in Cape Town: tralac’s Annual Conference, International Trade Governance – quo vadis? It is clear there are significant shifts in global political economy a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Apr 17  News
Underway, in Nairobi: IDEV AfDB‏ event on private sector-led growth, sharing evaluative knowledge to enhance the relevance, effectiveness, and impact of future private sector dev...
Africa’s future depends on its ability to meet the expectations of its young people

Africa’s future depends on its ability to meet the expectations of its young people

03 Apr 17  News
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s 2017 Forum report, Africa at a Tipping Point, finds the continent still making progress, but faced with a real risk of falling back. The fut...
Non-tariff barriers and ‘complaints’ in the East African Community’s reporting process

Non-tariff barriers and ‘complaints’ in the East African Community’s reporting process

03 Apr 17  News
Since the establishment of the East African Community (EAC), comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, the region has seen a steady strengthening of economic and poli...
African Corridor Management Alliance: Strategy document

African Corridor Management Alliance: Strategy document

03 Apr 17  News
The African Corridor Management Alliance (ACMA) has been established to provide support in boosting intra-Africa trade, transformation and accelerated integration for sustainable d...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Mar 17  News
Today, in Lusaka: Tanzania-Zambia Trade Forum Kenya’s 2017 Budget Policy statement (pdf), documentation Launched: Online Africa knowledge repository platform (with 4000 World B...
To improve investments, Africa must strengthen policies and regional integration of its markets

To improve investments, Africa must strengthen policies and regional integration of its markets

29 Mar 17  News
Africa wants to create one of the most attractive economic zones through a homogenised customs union and economic community but regulation and weak integration hinder investment op...
Adesina speaks of “Africa’s promise” at Emerging Markets Forum in Abidjan

Adesina speaks of “Africa’s promise” at Emerging Markets Forum in Abidjan

29 Mar 17  News
“Africa will develop on its own terms, not based on the benevolence of others. And that is the only way we can make development faster and driven by our own needs – with a deep...
Economic Partnership Agreements and the African Continental Free Trade Area

Economic Partnership Agreements and the African Continental Free Trade Area

29 Mar 17  News
As of June 2016, the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) have been concluded – but not signed and ratified – in three African regions, namely the East African Community, the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Mar 17  News
Underway, in Cotonou: a ECONEC / ECOWAS workshop evaluating 10 years’ experience of electoral assistance in West Africa Later this week, in Arusha, the EAC Council of ...
EAC states urged to harmonise standards for most traded goods

EAC states urged to harmonise standards for most traded goods

28 Mar 17  News
East African Community (EAC) partner states are being urged to expedite harmonisation of standards for the prioritised 20 most traded goods such as edible fats and oils so as to bo...
8th Meeting of the Continental Task Force (CTF) discusses strategies to fasttrack the establishment of the CFTA

8th Meeting of the Continental Task Force (CTF) discusses strategies to fasttrack the establishment of the CFTA

28 Mar 17  News
The 8th Meeting of the Continental Task Force (CTF) on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) commenced on Monday, 27 March 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting is organized by th...
Time to change US-Africa engagement approach: Kagame

Time to change US-Africa engagement approach: Kagame

28 Mar 17  News
President Paul Kagame has said that relations and engagement between Africa and the United States ought to shift from aid and humanitarian basis to mutually beneficial partnerships...
Eighteenth session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa: Statement by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye

Eighteenth session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa: Statement by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye

28 Mar 17  News
The Eighteenth Session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM-Africa) was held in Dakar from the 25th to the 26th of March 2017 under the theme “UN...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Mar 17  News
CFTA negotiations update: The Eighth Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Continental Task Force kicked off today in Arusha - @AUTradeIndustry Economic Report on Africa 2017...
ERA 2017 launched in Dakar; calls on Africa to take advantage of rapid urbanization

ERA 2017 launched in Dakar; calls on Africa to take advantage of rapid urbanization

27 Mar 17  News
The Economic Report on Africa 2017, which examines how the continent can accelerate industrialization as a vehicle for Africa’s structural transformation by harnessing oppor...
#CoM2017: Dakar talks on Africa collapse

#CoM2017: Dakar talks on Africa collapse

27 Mar 17  News
Talks in Dakar, Senegal, aimed at mapping out steps to be taken to confront Africa’s hydra-headed challenges have collapsed. The talks collapsed after delegates failed to reach ...
One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) Sourcebook, 2nd edition

One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) Sourcebook, 2nd edition

27 Mar 17  News
While the African continent has experienced rapid growth in trade over recent decades, intra-African trade has lagged due to low levels of trade facilitation and industrialization....
Fastest-growing region in Africa suffering from slow pace of structural transformation

Fastest-growing region in Africa suffering from slow pace of structural transformation

27 Mar 17  News
Despite being the fastest growing sub-region of the continent with an economic growth rate of 6.7% – second in the world to East Asia, East Africa is lagging behind in terms of i...

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