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Tag: Trade regulation

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...
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through consumer protection

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through consumer protection

26 Feb 18  News
New publication aims to provide policymakers and enforcers with a basis for reflection on the positive impacts that protecting consumers bears in promoting a more inclusive and sus...
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

23 Feb 18  Blog
In September 2015, the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were adopted by world leaders. The overarching rationale for the SDGs is to eradicate poverty, protect...
Are Trade Remedies important for achieving the AfCFTA Goals?

Are Trade Remedies important for achieving the AfCFTA Goals?

23 Feb 18  Blog
Trade remedies (TR) are trade policy tools used by governments to take remedial action against imports which cause injury to domestic industries. TR consist of anti-dumping (AD), c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Feb 18  News
Featured interactive: NEPAD’s impact on the continent The CSAE Conference 2018 (18-20 March, Oxford) includes four trade panels: the preliminary papers have been posted Selecte...
COMESA to introduce seed labels and certificates to boost regional trade

COMESA to introduce seed labels and certificates to boost regional trade

22 Feb 18  News
COMESA is set to become the first Regional Economic Community in the world to introduce the use and distribution of seed labels and certificates as a way of improving access to qua...
Africa growth prospects for 2018

Africa growth prospects for 2018

22 Feb 18  News
After successive downward revisions to growth forecasts which followed the contraction in global demand and the end of the commodity super-cycle – raising yet another spectre of ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Feb 18  News
Egypt’s fourth Trade Policy Review is underway at the WTO: access the documentation prepared by the WTO Secretariat and the Government of Egypt. Extract from the executive ...
Trade Policy Review: Egypt

Trade Policy Review: Egypt

21 Feb 18  News
The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Egypt takes place on 20 and 22 February 2018. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Feb 18  News
Diarise: East Africa Trade Development Forum (28 February - 1 March, Kampala) African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) Steering Committee: tracking AfCFTA implementation (UNECA) The 3r...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Feb 18  News
Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes (New Times) However, in an interview, Vincent Munyeshyaka, Trade and Industry Minister maintained that despite the consequences of be...
Court dismisses appeal over EAC partner states signing EPA dispute

Court dismisses appeal over EAC partner states signing EPA dispute

19 Feb 18  News
The Appellate Division dismissed an Appeal filed by one Castro Pius from the United Republic of Tanzania, whose application seeking an injunction to stop the Partner States which h...
Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes

Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes

19 Feb 18  News
The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as “Chagua”, but Rwanda says the U.S shou...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Feb 18  News
From RECs to a Continental FTA: Strategic tools to assist negotiators and agricultural policy design in Africa (UNCTAD) The establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)...
Three East Africa states in US crosshairs over mitumba ban

Three East Africa states in US crosshairs over mitumba ban

15 Feb 18  News
East African nations that are en-route to stopping importation of used clothes may soon pay a price for it following the US State Department’s announcement that Washington will i...
The AfCFTA: It’s not just about the tariffs

The AfCFTA: It’s not just about the tariffs

14 Feb 18  Blog
Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is part of a broader program for African integration. But integration is not an end in itself. The expectation is that this integrat...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Feb 18  News
Announced: Abdoulaye Mar Dieye to head UNDP’s Global Policy Bureau Brazil circulates proposal for WTO Investment Facilitation deal (ICTSD) Brazil submitted an extensive draft p...
EAC Monetary Union Bills in the offing

EAC Monetary Union Bills in the offing

09 Feb 18  News
Two key Bills critical to the establishment of the East African Community Monetary Union were tabled for the First Reading in Kampala, Uganda on 7 February, 2018. The EAC Monetary...
Bill seeking to ease cross-border movement tabled in parliament

Bill seeking to ease cross-border movement tabled in parliament

09 Feb 18  News
A newly proposed  law on immigration and emigration in Rwanda would make it easier for people in border communities to cross borders without difficulty, Members of Parlia...

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