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Tag: Regional integration

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...
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...

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