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Tag: Regional integration

East African Common Market Scorecard 2016

East African Common Market Scorecard 2016

11 Nov 16  News
Tracking EAC compliance in the movement of capital, services and goods Achieving regional integration is not easy, but has a significant pay-off. The objective of establishing the...
Movement of Service Providers in the EAC: Legal Analysis

Movement of Service Providers in the EAC: Legal Analysis

10 Nov 16  Publications
The East African Community (EAC) achieved a common market in 2009 when the Heads of States and Governments signed the Common Market Protocol (CMP). It became effective in July 2010...
How to forge a better SACU? Not by following the News Headlines

How to forge a better SACU? Not by following the News Headlines

02 Nov 16  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, discusses the need for reform in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) The news of the day tends to shape the news of the day. South Africa...
Subsidiarity: Should it be included as a guideline for the CFTA Negotiations?

Subsidiarity: Should it be included as a guideline for the CFTA Negotiations?

27 Oct 16  Publications
Africa’s integration agenda has always been an ambitious one. The typical approach is to target trade in goods and for the Member States to determine, in advance, the timelines f...
Africa Trade Week 2016: The Continental Free Trade Area and trade facilitation

Africa Trade Week 2016: The Continental Free Trade Area and trade facilitation

27 Oct 16  News
Advancing Socio-Economic Structural Transformation through Intra-Africa Trade Africa Trade Week 2016 will be held at the African Union Head Quarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from...

Regional Competition Law – A COMESA perspective

14 Sep 16  Publications
The promotion of competition and fair business practices is an essential aspect of market regulation and regional integration. This Trade Brief provides an overview of the COMESA c...
Esibayeni Declaration of the Southern Africa Business Forum

Esibayeni Declaration of the Southern Africa Business Forum

09 Sep 16  News
On 24 August 2016, during the inaugural SADC Industrialisation Week, held in Swaziland, over 200 private sector representatives from across the region gathered for the Second Annua...
36th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit – overview of the agenda

36th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit – overview of the agenda

31 Aug 16  Discussion
Brian Mureverwi, Independent Expert, discusses the key topics on this year’s SADC Summit agenda, convening in Swaziland under the theme Resource Mobilisation for Invest...
SA’s proposed integrated Border Management Agency

SA’s proposed integrated Border Management Agency

31 Aug 16  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, comments on what the BMA Bill, currently being considered by parliament, may mean for integrated border management in South Africa South Africa’s ...
Implications of sensitive products exclusions on intra-regional trade: A case study of the East African Community

Implications of sensitive products exclusions on intra-regional trade: A case study of the East African Community

18 Aug 16  Publications
The objective of the East African Community (EAC) is to deepen the integration process within the Community through liberalisation and promotion of intra-regional trade. The E...
How do the Southern African RECs compare as Rules-based Arrangements?

How do the Southern African RECs compare as Rules-based Arrangements?

20 Jul 16  Publications
During the week of 4 to 11 July 2016 tralac hosted a training workshop for the COMESA Court of Justice. It was a very worthwhile experience in terms of offering an opportunity to t...
African Economic Integration: A Report of the Building Bridges Programme

African Economic Integration: A Report of the Building Bridges Programme

26 May 16  News
Foreword The rationale of the Building Bridges programme is that there are several well-known challenges that Africans face as continental citizens but there has been slow progres...
President Adesina shares AfDB’s new transformation agenda as Annual Meetings open in Lusaka

President Adesina shares AfDB’s new transformation agenda as Annual Meetings open in Lusaka

25 May 16  News
“Africa must think big, act big and deliver big. We must never show low ambitions for Africa,” African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina said on Tuesday, May 24...
CFTA: This African trade deal could improve lives across the whole continent

CFTA: This African trade deal could improve lives across the whole continent

13 May 16  News
After a decade of strong economic growth at the start of the millennium, Africa now faces a less favourable external economic environment – which has led to a slowdown in the e...
Launch of the MoveAfrica Initiative

Launch of the MoveAfrica Initiative

09 May 16  News
The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency on 11 May, 2016 announced the launch of the MoveAfrica Initiative that aims to support the transformation of Africa’s trade by add...
Hearings: Inquiry into the UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative

Hearings: Inquiry into the UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative

18 Apr 16  News
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trade Out of Poverty is undertaking an inquiry into the UK’s Africa Free Trade Initiative (AFTi), which was launched by the Prime Minister fi...
Africa Regional Integration Index: Report 2016

Africa Regional Integration Index: Report 2016

03 Apr 16  News
Integration Matters Regional integration is a development priority for Africa. All Africans, not just policy makers and decision makers, have a role to play in making integration ...
Meeting of the SADC Council of Ministers: Statement by SADC Executive Secretary Dr Stergomena L. Tax

Meeting of the SADC Council of Ministers: Statement by SADC Executive Secretary Dr Stergomena L. Tax

14 Mar 16  News
Statement by SADC Executive Secretary, H.E. Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, on the occasion of the Meeting of the SADC Council of Ministers in Gaborone, 14 March 2016 A...
Trade and Sustainable Growth: Capacitating and Strengthening the voice of Africa’s Private Sector, 16 December 2015

Trade and Sustainable Growth: Capacitating and Strengthening the voice of Africa’s Private Sector, 16 December 2015

18 Dec 15  Event
Alongside the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, africapractice (AP) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) hosted a panel session on ...
Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration (CRCI): Enhancing Productive Integration for Africa’s Structural Transformation

Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration (CRCI): Enhancing Productive Integration for Africa’s Structural Transformation

17 Nov 15  News
Regional Cooperation Committee meeting to discuss improvements to Africa’s productive integration and Continental Free Trade Area Despite growth during the past decade and relat...

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