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South African Government Communications on approved agreement to establish Tripartite Free Trade Area

South African Government Communications on approved agreement to establish Tripartite Free Trade Area

11 May 18  News
SADC Statement At its meeting at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Wednesday, 9 May 2018, Cabinet approved the agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) between the Comm...
Kenya: MPs approve Africa free trade zone pact

Kenya: MPs approve Africa free trade zone pact

03 May 18  News
Parliament has approved the continental free-trade zone pact, making Kenya the first African country to offer legal backing to the continental trading bloc. The National Assembly ...
2018 Conference of Ministers: AfCFTA and fiscal space for jobs and economic diversification

2018 Conference of Ministers: AfCFTA and fiscal space for jobs and economic diversification

23 Apr 18  News
The 51st session of the Economic Commission for Africa and the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will be held at the United Nations...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Mar 18  News
Africa’s partnerships with the EU, India: key updates (i) AU Executive Council adopts the African Common Position for negotiations of a new cooperation agreement with the EU. In...
Tripartite Free Trade Agreement to be tabled before Parliament

Tripartite Free Trade Agreement to be tabled before Parliament

29 Mar 18  News
International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers says government is in the process of submitting documentation and the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement ...
Kenyan Cabinet approves Africa free trade treaty for ratification

Kenyan Cabinet approves Africa free trade treaty for ratification

28 Mar 18  News
Cabinet on Tuesday approved the African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) treaty for ratification The Bill for ratifying the treaty, which was signed in Kigali, Rwanda, by 44 Africa...
EAC Partner States to maintain high budgetary allocation for infrastructure development

EAC Partner States to maintain high budgetary allocation for infrastructure development

23 Feb 18  News
East African Community Partner States will maintain high budgetary allocations geared towards financing infrastructure development within their national borders. Hon. Monica Azuba...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Feb 18  News
Featured infographic, @justchad_cga: Over half of oranges traded globally are sourced from Africa – who would have thought!! Extract from latest USDA Foreign Agriculture Services...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Jan 18  News
Africa Business and Investment Forum: (i) African leaders call for “partnership not support”: Their message was loud and clear: Africa requires partnership, not support. Afri...
Botswana signs the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement

Botswana signs the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement

31 Jan 18  News
Botswana has signed the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Agreement which consists of 26 countries of the three Regional Economic Communities of Common Market for Eastern and South...
SADC in 2018 – Consolidating stability and sustainable development

SADC in 2018 – Consolidating stability and sustainable development

25 Jan 18  News
An eventful year awaits southern Africa in 2018 as the region intensifies efforts to deepen economic integration and achieve sustainable development and stability. The region is s...
Botswana to sign Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement

Botswana to sign Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement

25 Jan 18  News
Signing of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Agreement to take place on 30 January 2018 The Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry of Botswana, Honourable ...
When African Trade Arrangements incorporate WTO Disciplines without all Member States being WTO Members

When African Trade Arrangements incorporate WTO Disciplines without all Member States being WTO Members

24 Jan 18  Publications
This Trade Brief takes a look at a feature of African trade arrangements which has given rise to little discussion or concern. The legal instruments underpinning African trade arra...
African trade blocs urged to adopt pact and ease commerce

African trade blocs urged to adopt pact and ease commerce

30 Nov 17  News
Members of African regional trading blocs have been asked to hasten implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) to reduce cross border trade costs in a bid to grow eco...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Nov 17  News
Today is Africa Industrialization Day: Panel discussions will take place in Vienna and New York, organized by UNIDO. Download the concept note (pdf). António Guterres: “This ye...
EAC hands over COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Task Force Chairmanship to COMESA

EAC hands over COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Task Force Chairmanship to COMESA

20 Nov 17  News
The Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC), Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko handed over the Chairmanship of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Task Force (TTF) to Mr Sindiso Ndem...
How Africa can negotiate an effective continental free trade area agreement

How Africa can negotiate an effective continental free trade area agreement

15 Nov 17  News
African countries are forging ahead to complete negotiations for a continental free trade area between 55 countries by early next year. The idea, adopted by the African Union in 20...
Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VIII: Bringing the Continental Free Trade Area about

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VIII: Bringing the Continental Free Trade Area about

06 Nov 17  News
The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is the first flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and a key initiative in the industrialization and economic development of ...
SADC Ministers responsible for Transport and Meteorology meet in Lilongwe, Malawi

SADC Ministers responsible for Transport and Meteorology meet in Lilongwe, Malawi

06 Nov 17  News
The SADC Ministers responsible for Transport and Meteorology Sectors took place from 30th October to 3rd November 2017 at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lil...
Status of integration on agenda as EAC ministers meet in Arusha

Status of integration on agenda as EAC ministers meet in Arusha

03 Nov 17  News
A report on the status of East African Community integration agenda covering the period July 2016 to June 2017 will be high on agenda as ministers responsible for EAC affairs and p...

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