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Tag: Regional integration

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2017

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2017

11 Jan 17  News
2017 holds promise for Africa. Despite the troubles of 2016 – political turmoil in the Gambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, continuing violence in South Sudan and Nig...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jan 17  News
Looking ahead: The 2018 Economic Report on Africa – scope of contents (UNECA) The 2018 ERA will be structured in two parts. Part I will discuss both recent developments in the w...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Jan 17  News
Featured tweet, ‏@AUTradeIndustry: CFTA Planning retreat from 2-7 January 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya African integration: facing up to emerging challenges (ICTSD) This paper exami...
African integration: Facing up to emerging challenges

African integration: Facing up to emerging challenges

09 Jan 17  News
Least developed countries (LDCs) and low-income countries, particularly in Africa, have been enjoying a sustained period of economic growth and macroeconomic stability. Nevertheles...
The East African Community: Another diplomatic headache for Kenya?

The East African Community: Another diplomatic headache for Kenya?

09 Jan 17  News
The East African Community has been on top in Africa as a fast rising trading bloc in the past one and half decade, after its resurrection in 1999 by its original members, Kenya, U...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Jan 17  News
Ahead of the AU Summit later this month: commentaries by two candidates for the position of African Union Commission Chairperson Senegal’s Abdoulaye Bathily: ‘Africa has no fu...
UN partners with Africa’s development agenda 2017-2027

UN partners with Africa’s development agenda 2017-2027

06 Jan 17  News
The then United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Alpha Konare, Chairperson of the African Union Commission at that time, signed the Ten-Year Capacity Building Programm...
African trade and integration

African trade and integration

04 Jan 17  Themes
tralac’s primary aim is to help build capacity for government officials, policymakers, and regional organisations to more adequately address the most pressing trade matters facin...
The impact of regional integration on Nigeria’s imports: A case of ECOWAS Common External Tariff on agro-processing

The impact of regional integration on Nigeria’s imports: A case of ECOWAS Common External Tariff on agro-processing

07 Dec 16  Publications
There have been several attempts to foster deep integration within West Africa in times past to take advantage of the well-known gains from this regional integration. These gains i...
Fast-tracking the Continental Free Trade Area: Regional economic communities as building blocks

Fast-tracking the Continental Free Trade Area: Regional economic communities as building blocks

02 Dec 16  News
Extracts from the presentation made by Mr. Prudence Sebahizi, Chief Technical advisor on the CFTA and Head of the CFTA Negotiations Support Unit, during the Africa Trade Forum at A...
Promoting agricultural global (regional) value chains in Africa

Promoting agricultural global (regional) value chains in Africa

01 Dec 16  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Associate, comments on the development of agricultural value chains in Africa and policy-related issues to consider for them to be successful The need for a b...
African Civil Society Statement on the Continental Free Trade Agenda at Africa Trade Week 2016

African Civil Society Statement on the Continental Free Trade Agenda at Africa Trade Week 2016

28 Nov 16  News
From 26 to 27 November, 2016, civil society organisations from Africa met under the umbrella of the Africa Trade Network in Addis Ababa, in advance of the Africa Trade Week and the...
Continental Wide Service Liberalization within Africa

Continental Wide Service Liberalization within Africa

23 Nov 16  Publications
Following on from their initial tralac Trade Brief “Service Liberalization within Africa – Trying to Quantify the Potential Impact”, the authors utilize the model, database a...
Intra East Africa Community (EAC) trade from a Kenyan perspective, with an emphasis on re-exports

Intra East Africa Community (EAC) trade from a Kenyan perspective, with an emphasis on re-exports

16 Nov 16  Publications
The objective for this paper is to examine intra-EAC trade with a special emphasis on the position of Kenya in this trade and the role of re-exports. The latter has become possible...
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...

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