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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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
African Corridor Alliance established to stimulate development

African Corridor Alliance established to stimulate development

21 Feb 17  News
Transport is a significant sector in that it reduces transactional costs in enhancing trade. To facilitate infrastructure development, governments promote the expansion and improve...
Economic policy options for African economies in advent of Brexit, Trump

Economic policy options for African economies in advent of Brexit, Trump

20 Feb 17  News
There are interesting coincidences in the Brexit and “America first” movements. First is their timing and ideological convergence, second is the affinity between their prime ...
African Corridor Management Alliance to strengthen economic corridors

African Corridor Management Alliance to strengthen economic corridors

15 Feb 17  News
The Economic Commission for Africa, through the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) is holding a meeting in collaboration with the Walvis Bay Corridor Group and other Corridor manag...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Feb 17  News
Underway in Walvis Bay: African Corridor Management Alliance launch (@snkaringi). Tweet by @heiniesuo: Inaugural meeting of #African #Corridor #Management #Alliance: "We need a con...
First meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups (TWGs) discusses technical issues related to the Continental Free Trade Area

First meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups (TWGs) discusses technical issues related to the Continental Free Trade Area

09 Feb 17  News
The African Union Commission organized the First Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Technical Working Groups from 6 to 7 February 2017 in Kigali. The objectives of t...
COMESA call for papers 2017: Boosting intra-African trade through RECs

COMESA call for papers 2017: Boosting intra-African trade through RECs

09 Feb 17  News
COMESA-ACBF Capacity Building Project in Economic and Trade Policy Analysis and Research Following the Eighteenth African Union Summit of Heads of State and Governments’ meeting...

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