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Information for Trade (InfoTrade) in Kenya web portal officially launched in a bid to ensure international trade efficiency

Information for Trade (InfoTrade) in Kenya web portal officially launched in a bid to ensure international trade efficiency

23 Nov 17  News
It will now take a trader a maximum of 5 minutes to access summarised information on international trade procedures in Kenya Traders in Kenya stand to benefit from increased effic...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Nov 17  News
African Group perspective on MC11: draft Ministerial Decision on electronic commerce The AfDB posts a series of EOIs for the Tripartite Capacity Building Programme: Programme coor...
‘Over 50% trucks in Apapa have no business in port’

‘Over 50% trucks in Apapa have no business in port’

22 Nov 17  News
A new report released by a leading maritime consulting firm has said that more than half of the container trucks visiting Apapa, Lagos, daily have no immediate business to transact...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Nov 17  News
Concluding today, in Kampala: CII-Exim Bank conclave on India-East Africa trade and investment. Launched at the conclave: India’s investments in select East African countries –...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Nov 17  News
Postponed: The EAC announced today that the 1st EAC Joint Heads of State Retreat on Health and Infrastructure, scheduled for 28-29 November in Kampala, has been postponed. Underwa...
USAID: The future of international development is enterprise driven

USAID: The future of international development is enterprise driven

16 Nov 17  News
USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Citizenship Conference in Washington, DC First off, I’d like to begin by...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Nov 17  News
Underway, in Yaoundé: 9th AU Sub-Committee of Directors General of Customs meetings (13-17 November) Mr Nadir, head of the AUC’s Trade Division, underscored the dire need to ad...
Trade facilitation to be among topics of meeting on Doing Business in Africa

Trade facilitation to be among topics of meeting on Doing Business in Africa

15 Nov 17  News
The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa will hold an open meeting November 29 to deliberate on analysis of the top three obstacles U.S. companies face in app...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Nov 17  News
Underway, in Dar es Salaam: The East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference & Exhibition 2017. The theme: Accelerating industrialization, innovation and investme...
Ghana condemns obstacles to easy movement of goods into Nigeria

Ghana condemns obstacles to easy movement of goods into Nigeria

14 Nov 17  News
In spite of the seemingly rosy economic and business relations that exist between Nigeria and Ghana, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana, Carlos Ahenkora, has decried ...
African aviation industry calls on governments to ease revenue repatriation

African aviation industry calls on governments to ease revenue repatriation

14 Nov 17  News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on African governments to address the issue of blocked funds that is affecting the industry’s capacity to become pro...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Nov 17  News
Underway, in Arusha: EAC Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment. High on the agenda of the meeting are progress reports on; Status of the implementation of pre...
Doing Business Update: Rwanda to introduce 15 new reforms

Doing Business Update: Rwanda to introduce 15 new reforms

13 Nov 17  News
The Rwandan Government plans to roll out 15 new reforms across various sectors over the next six months, as a means to ease doing business in the country. The development follows ...
Chirundu OSBP improvement plan coming

Chirundu OSBP improvement plan coming

08 Nov 17  News
Africa’s pioneer One-Stop-Border Post, located between Zambia and Zimbabwe at Chirundu, is no longer operating as efficiently as originally intended, Minister of Finance Felix Mu...
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 ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Nov 17  News
Transforming African economies through smart trade and industrial policy (UNECA) The present report builds on the recommendations of the 2015 Economic Report on Africa throug...
Nigeria, Economic Community of West African States, major world economies adopt Abuja Statement

Nigeria, Economic Community of West African States, major world economies adopt Abuja Statement

03 Nov 17  News
Statement reaffirms that trade and investment are inseparable and remain indispensable “twin engines” for economic growth, modernization and development of Africa Nigeria, the...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Nov 17  News
Featured tweet, @selemani: 44 of the 55 African States belong to more than 1 regional economic community. Why the overlap? Trade and integration policy workshops starting today: I...
Infrastructure deficit remains a major challenge to trade facilitation

Infrastructure deficit remains a major challenge to trade facilitation

30 Oct 17  News
Speaking at the official opening of the 23rd Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts under the theme “Trade Facilitation in Southern Africa: Bridging the Infrastruc...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Oct 17  News
AGOA Forum 2017: the report of the conference proceedings is published Underway, in Dar: 2nd phase of training on the Tariff Reform Impact Simulation Tool. [Details of an earlier ...

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