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Tag: Regional integration

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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