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Uganda: 9th Annual Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review Conference

Uganda: 9th Annual Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review Conference

05 Nov 18  News
Enhancing Competitiveness of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises for National Export Development Speech by Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperat...
AfCFTA: Nigeria’s process of consultations is through systemic and robust stakeholder engagement

AfCFTA: Nigeria’s process of consultations is through systemic and robust stakeholder engagement

05 Nov 18  News
Keynote address by Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the Africa Trade Forum 2018 I am pleased to join The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Aki...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Nov 18  News
Tunisia’s Ms Aya Chebbi (31) has been appointed as the AU’s Youth Envoy. A brief bio is available here. The World Bank has posted 25 Africa country Training for Reform analyse...
The Economic Partnership Agreements and EU-Africa trade relations: Joint statement from EU and African trade unions

The Economic Partnership Agreements and EU-Africa trade relations: Joint statement from EU and African trade unions

02 Nov 18  News
Joint ITUC-Africa/ETUC/ITUC Statement on the EU Economic Partnership Agreements with Central Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community, the Southern African D...
Nigeria’s Technical Work Group of the Presidential Committee on the Impact and Readiness Assessment for the Agreement establishing the AfCFTA meets

Nigeria’s Technical Work Group of the Presidential Committee on the Impact and Readiness Assessment for the Agreement establishing the AfCFTA meets

01 Nov 18  News
Introductory remarks by Dr. Okechukwu E. Enelamah, Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment 24 October 2018, Abuja On behalf of His Excellency, the President, I have the honou...
Women-supporting trade policies need better data, experts say

Women-supporting trade policies need better data, experts say

01 Nov 18  News
Women’s economic empowerment is a crucial objective of the international development agenda but designing informed policies means developing better information. The idea that go...
Nigeria to host Africa Trade Forum 2018

Nigeria to host Africa Trade Forum 2018

31 Oct 18  News
AfCFTA Ratification and Implementation: A game changer for African economies The Africa Trade Forum 2018, hosted by Nigeria’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Oct 18  News
The G20 Compact with Africa meeting gets underway today in Berlin:   President Ramaphosa: In his capacity as co-chair of the G20 Africa Advisory Group, President Ramaphosa wi...
President Cyril Ramaphosa in Germany for G20 Africa Conference

President Cyril Ramaphosa in Germany for G20 Africa Conference

29 Oct 18  News
President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Germany where he is expected to participate in the G20 Africa Conference in Berlin. The conference will discuss progress made with the G20...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Oct 18  News
Featured trade policy tweets (i) @AdanMohamedCS: President Kenyatta has commissioned the Cabinet Subcommittee for EAC issues, comprising of myself and colleagues from Treasury, Fo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Oct 18  News
Diarise: (i) The East African Legislative Assembly resumed its sitting in Arusha this morning: it continues until 10 November. This week’s EAC calendar of events can be accessed...
Kenyan Industry recommends sectoral strategies to achieve the Big Four Agenda

Kenyan Industry recommends sectoral strategies to achieve the Big Four Agenda

22 Oct 18  News
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has launched a report that seeks to identify cross-cutting constraints to growth, possible solutions, and sector-specific interventions...
Press briefing on the Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee

Press briefing on the Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee

22 Oct 18  News
The Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee is an advocacy platform to support implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), enhance African...
GEPA launches 2017 Non-Traditional Export Performance statistics and Buyer Portal

GEPA launches 2017 Non-Traditional Export Performance statistics and Buyer Portal

22 Oct 18  News
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) hosted the 78th National Exporters’ Forum, an interactive platform for disco...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Oct 18  News
Ethiopia and Rwanda, this week, announced gender parity cabinets. The key Trade and Industry portfolio in both countries is now headed by a woman: Mrs Fetlework Gebregziabher and M...
Export diversification and employment in Africa

Export diversification and employment in Africa

19 Oct 18  News
There is a general consensus that trade has high potential to foster inclusive growth and create employment. Thus, classical trade theorists recommended active trade participatio...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Oct 18  News
A new tralac Trade Brief: Intra-African trade – focusing on trade within Regional Economic Communities This paper gives an overview of the trade within the eight RECs recognised...
Who are the winners and losers in Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area?

Who are the winners and losers in Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area?

17 Oct 18  News
In March this year, the leaders of 44 African countries endorsed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Since then more countries, including South Africa, have join...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Oct 18  News
Diarise: Regional Monitoring Group on the implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol (17-19 October, Uganda) The Global Competitiveness Report 2018 will be released...
African Development Bank approves strategy to accelerate transformation of Eastern Africa

African Development Bank approves strategy to accelerate transformation of Eastern Africa

15 Oct 18  News
The African Development Bank has approved the East Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) laying out the roadmap for accelerating regional integration in the Region with...

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