Tag: Regional integration

Ratification of the AfCFTA Agreement: What happens next?

Ratification of the AfCFTA Agreement: What happens next?

30 Apr 19  Publications
In January 2012, the African Union (AU) decided to establish a Continental Free Trade Area “to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of bu...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Apr 19  News
DITE for Africa: Introducing the AU’s Digital Identity, Digital Trade and Digital Economy initiative. Download the concept note AfCFTA updates: This week in Arusha, Tanzani...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Apr 19  News
The 8th Annual Borderless 2019 Conference starts tomorrow in Accra. The theme: Trade facilitation intra-regional in West Africa – new trends Inclusive trade in Africa: The Afric...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Apr 19  News
Applications for UNCTAD’s online course on Trade and Gender for COMESA (pdf) close on 28 April. The course will be held from 20 May to 14 July. Today, in Cairo: The road to Niam...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Apr 19  News
Concluding today, in Windhoek: UNCTAD regional capacity building training workshop on the use of statistics and the Productive Capacities Index to inform evidence-based policy-maki...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Apr 19  News
tralac’s March 2019 newsletter is posted: the newsletter carries a comprehensive report of debates at tralac’s annual conference, convened recently in Nairobi Diarise: The Afr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Apr 19  News
The AfDB’s Regional Economic Outlook: the West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa and East Africa regional reports have been launched The IMF has posted the Analytical Cha...
East Africa’s economy races ahead of its African peers, modest growth forecast for the rest of the continent – African Development Bank

East Africa’s economy races ahead of its African peers, modest growth forecast for the rest of the continent – African Development Bank

04 Apr 19  News
Job creation and ramping up manufacturing will continue to be major priority areas for creating growth, according to the African Development Bank Regional Economic Outlook Reports ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Apr 19  News
A suite of REC-related policy updates: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa An extra-ordinary meeting of the COMESA Council of Ministers will be held on Friday, in L...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Mar 19  News
The AU has posted the TOR for the proposed African Labour Migration Advisory Committee (pdf). It is one of the agenda items at next week’s Specialised Technical Committee on Soci...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Mar 19  News
Diarise: Gender considerations in trade agreements (28 March, Geneva). The workshop is organized by Iceland, Botswana and UNCTAD in cooperation with the WTO. It will explore the ro...
5th EPRN Rwanda Annual Research Conference: The AfCFTA – Challenges and Opportunities

5th EPRN Rwanda Annual Research Conference: The AfCFTA – Challenges and Opportunities

14 Mar 19  News
Quality research needed to help implement the AfCFTA With a few more ratifications needed for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to become effective, scholars meetin...
Bi-National Commission: South Africa reiterates support for new Zimbabwe

Bi-National Commission: South Africa reiterates support for new Zimbabwe

13 Mar 19  News
President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated South Africa’s commitment to work with Zimbabwe in addressing the socio-economic challenges experienced by the two neighbouring countries...
How will South Africa engage the Region, the Continent and the World?

How will South Africa engage the Region, the Continent and the World?

01 Mar 19  Blog
In the African context, South Africa is a trading nation. What does the State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2019 say about South Africa’s trade policy? President Ramaphosa emphasi...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Feb 19  News
AfCFTA ratification update, @AUC_MoussaFaki: “Egypt’s parliament approves ratification of the AfCFTA, bringing total parliamentary approvals to 19, of which 15 have alrea...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Feb 19  News
Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (20-26 March) on the theme Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era: a strategy ...
Public policies for productive transformation: 3rd STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration

Public policies for productive transformation: 3rd STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration

18 Feb 19  News
Implementing effective public policies that facilitate productive transformation is essential for reviving economies. The 2019 African Union Specialized Technical Committee (STC) o...
Key decisions of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union

Key decisions of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union

12 Feb 19  News
Highlighted decisions adopted in Addis Ababa, January 2019 Decision on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Assembly: Endorsed the recommendations of African Uni...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Feb 19  News
32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union: opening address by President Kagame The future of the global economy is digital. At this Summit, we will consider guidelines for a comm...
32nd African Union Heads of State and Government Summit kicks off

32nd African Union Heads of State and Government Summit kicks off

11 Feb 19  News
The supreme organ of the African Union (AU), the Assembly, which comprises Heads of State and Government of all the 55 African countries, began its 32nd Ordinary Session on 10...