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Tanzania, Uganda survive as Rwanda is removed from Agoa beneficiaries list

Tanzania, Uganda survive as Rwanda is removed from Agoa beneficiaries list

03 Apr 18  News
Rwanda has been suspended from accessing the American market under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), following Kigali’s refusal to rescind a decision to lock out sec...
South Africa: Update and responses on the listeriosis outbreak

South Africa: Update and responses on the listeriosis outbreak

29 Mar 18  News
The Departments of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Health, and Trade & Industry briefed the Joint Portfolio Committee Meeting on the Listeriosis Outbreak on 28 March 201...
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and non-tariff barriers (NTBs)

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and non-tariff barriers (NTBs)

22 Mar 18  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses how the AfCFTA can help address the challenge of non-tariff barriers faced by African traders Non-tariff barriers are some of the m...
Trade in services and the AfCFTA: No service is an island

Trade in services and the AfCFTA: No service is an island

15 Mar 18  Discussion
Ashly Hope, tralac Research Coordinator (trade in services and regulation), discusses services trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area The contribution of the services...
SADC EPA TRQ Utilisation Update and opportunities under SADC EPA

SADC EPA TRQ Utilisation Update and opportunities under SADC EPA

15 Mar 18  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Associate, discusses tariff rate quotas under the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement November 1, 2016, marked a new era in the European Union (EU)’s tra...
Controversy over American Tariffs on imported Steel and Aluminium

Controversy over American Tariffs on imported Steel and Aluminium

15 Mar 18  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminium imports into the United States On Thursday 8 March 2018 the American President...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Mar 18  News
Featured tweet, @Trade_Kenya: PS Trade Dr Kiptoo this morning conducted an induction seminar for 11 newly appointed ambassadors on foreign policy, negotiations and economic diploma...
Are the Brexit options for retaining SADC-EPA Benefits becoming clearer?

Are the Brexit options for retaining SADC-EPA Benefits becoming clearer?

08 Mar 18  Blog
Brexit will arrive in about one year from now, at the end of March 2019. There have been many statements and “clarifications” but official negotiations about how the European U...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Mar 18  News
Featured statement, WTO DG Roberto Azevêdo: “In light of recent announcements on trade policy measures, it is clear that we now see a much higher and real risk of triggering an ...
Borderline: Women in informal trade want to do business legally and become more prosperous

Borderline: Women in informal trade want to do business legally and become more prosperous

06 Mar 18  News
Cross-border trade has broad women’s economic empowerment, poverty alleviation and development ramifications in many developing countries. UNCTAD travelled to half a dozen front...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Mar 18  News
Last week’s North Gauteng High Court judgement on the SADC Tribunal case is posted (pdf) Nigeria: 2017 Nigerian Annual Trade Policy Report (NOTN) In 2017, in ECOWAS, the NOTN e...
2017 Nigerian Annual Trade Policy Report

2017 Nigerian Annual Trade Policy Report

05 Mar 18  News
The maiden Nigerian Annual Trade Policy Report has been published by the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN). This report is one of several steps to implement the firm d...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Mar 18  News
Featured commentary: ACET’s Caroline Kende-Robb on Africa’s year of opportunity US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, travels to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria ne...
IOM holds regional transnational crime workshop for security officials from Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

IOM holds regional transnational crime workshop for security officials from Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

02 Mar 18  News
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, facilitated a workshop in Somalia, Transnational Organized Crime and Immigration Risk Analysis, from 20-22 February 2018, bringing together senior gov...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Mar 18  News
PIDA Week 2017 (held on 10-14 December 2017, Swakopmund): outcomes Extract from the conference proceedings: Good practice for PIDA Corridor Implementation (pdf). Several recommen...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Feb 18  News
The Trade Development Forum began this morning in Kampala: twitter updates @TradeMarkEastA; hashtag #TDF2018 Call for abstracts: Corruption and the challenge of economic transform...
Nigeria launches 2017 Annual Trade Policy Report: Key messages and highlights

Nigeria launches 2017 Annual Trade Policy Report: Key messages and highlights

28 Feb 18  News
Launch statement by Dr. Okechukwu E. Enelamah, Honourable Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment Good afternoon and thank you all for coming to the launch of this First Editi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Feb 18  News
Featured trade policy process: Towards an EAC Regional Ports Development Strategy – MEFMI posts an EOI Ghanaian stakeholders agree on committee to address concerns on Africa’s...
Bribery, red tape still dog trade on Central Corridor

Bribery, red tape still dog trade on Central Corridor

27 Feb 18  News
Long distance truck drivers have appealed to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) to help advocate for total removal of corrupt officials as well as unnecessary bureaucrati...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Feb 18  News
The concept note and draft programme for tralac’s 2018 Annual Conference are available to download: The African Continental Free Trade Area – opportunity for Africa tralac’s...

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