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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Sep 18  News
Profiled call for papers: Fourth African Interna-tional Economic Law Network Biennial Conference: The AfIELN 4th Biennial Conference (18-20 July 2019, Strathmore University, Nairo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Aug 18  News
South African trade updates: (i) South African farmers play chicken with Trump tariffs (Reuters). AGOA grants qualifying countries duty-free access to US markets for thousands of ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Aug 18  News
Launched today, in Busia: Cross Border Co-operation Coalition and Campaign. The coalition will consolidate efforts and voices of borderland CSOs to advocate for more enabling cross...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Aug 18  News
German minister pushes for free trade deal ahead of Africa trip (DW) Germany’s development minister Gerd Müller is promoting a “customs-free trade deal in Africa” ahead of ...
SA retailers get to grips with Namibia Charter

SA retailers get to grips with Namibia Charter

22 Aug 18  News
SA retailers supplying products to Namibia have to abide by that country’s retail charter, which aims to control access to the local market to allow for the development of local ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Aug 18  News
Featured tweet, from @ICA_Africa: The ICA Africa ‘Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa’ report for 2017 is currently in development and should be ready by November 2018. I...
COMESA: 98% of regional non-tariff barriers resolved

COMESA: 98% of regional non-tariff barriers resolved

20 Aug 18  News
A total of 199 out of 204 non-tariff barriers (NTBs) to regional trade that have been reported among the COMESA Member States since the establishment of the Tripartite NTB Online R...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Aug 18  News
Diarise: Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum (25 October, Lagos). The Forum will also see the launch of TEFConnect, the world’s largest digital platform for African entrepreneurs...
Kenyan manufacturers seek COMESA’s support to stop counterfeits

Kenyan manufacturers seek COMESA’s support to stop counterfeits

16 Aug 18  News
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has urged COMESA to consider establishing a institution to deal with counterfeits and dumping in the regional market. At a meeting bet...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Aug 18  News
Diarise: High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region (3-4 September, Berlin) Featured tweet from @ChilesheKCOMESA (COMESA’s new SG): COMESA will set up stakeholder outreach to...
Dti endorses recommendation to increase sugar import duties

Dti endorses recommendation to increase sugar import duties

15 Aug 18  News
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has endorsed the International Trade Administration Commission’s recommendation to increase import duties for sugar. In a statement on Tue...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Aug 18  News
African freight volumes, passenger demand: IATA’s June analysis Freight trends: All regions except Africa reported a year-on-year increase in freight volumes in June 2018, but ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Aug 18  News
New from tralac tralacBlog: Trudi Hartzenberg and Gerhard Erasmus reflect on select trade-related matters currently on the SADC agenda tralacBlog: John Stuart asks, ...
TradesCape: the AfCFTA Agreement is set to enter into force by early 2019

TradesCape: the AfCFTA Agreement is set to enter into force by early 2019

10 Aug 18  News
South Africa signed the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) on 1 July 2018. What does this mean in practical terms? Wesgro recently hosted a seminar, in partner...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Aug 18  News
Towards an EAC Regional Intellectual Property Policy: 15 August is closing date for completion of a questionnaire to inform the policy Netpreneurs event: “Let’s make Afri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Aug 18  News
A reminder of tomorrow’s UNCTAD forum in Johannesburg: Netrepreneurs: The rise of Africa’s Digital Lions Diarise: (i) EAC-COMESA-SADC Consultative workshop on Trade in Goods (...
COMESA region can reap US$17.5b by implementing e-trade measures

COMESA region can reap US$17.5b by implementing e-trade measures

07 Aug 18  News
The COMESA region would annually gain US$17.5 billion in intra-COMESA exports if all the member States fully implemented the digital trade facilitation reforms that involves the us...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Aug 18  News
The 5th COMESA Annual Research Forum is underway in Nairobi: download the programme (pdf) The annual meetings of the African Caucus for the World Bank and the International Moneta...
Rwanda AGOA exit signals era of reciprocal trading

Rwanda AGOA exit signals era of reciprocal trading

06 Aug 18  News
Last week, the Trump administration announced the withdrawal of benefits for Rwanda to export apparel duty-free to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). This ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Aug 18  News
Starting today, in Addis Ababa: AfCFTA negotiations on Rules of Origin (1-11 August) Diarise: 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SADC (17-18 August, Wind...

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