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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Feb 18  News
tralac’s Weekly e-Newsletter is posted: SADC Tribunal saga continues before the South African courts Featured tweets: (i) @AdanMohamedCS: The are now 54 Japanese companies in Ke...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Feb 18  News
Featured trade infographic, @ECA_OFFICIAL: Intra-Africa trade in agricultural products is underexploited. Trade liberalization under CFTA is expected to result in significant expor...
The SADC Tribunal Saga continues before the South African Courts

The SADC Tribunal Saga continues before the South African Courts

07 Feb 18  Blog
An unprecedented application has been set down for hearing, by the High Court in Pretoria, on 5-7 February 2018. The Court is asked to declare President Zuma’s support of the sus...
Kenyan government to zero rate taxes on imported raw materials

Kenyan government to zero rate taxes on imported raw materials

07 Feb 18  News
The government plans to zero rate both the Import Declaration Tax and the Railway Development Levy on all imported raw materials to be used in manufacturing processes locally. The...
Nigeria has made it more difficult for foreigners to work in the country

Nigeria has made it more difficult for foreigners to work in the country

07 Feb 18  News
Foreigners looking to work in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, might be out of luck. An executive order signed by Nigeria’s President Buhari on Monday, 5 February 2018,...
Cheap Chinese, Indian, UAE imports threaten local firms in Kenya

Cheap Chinese, Indian, UAE imports threaten local firms in Kenya

07 Feb 18  News
Competition from cheap imports from India and China is the biggest barrier to growth of local manufacturing, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers has said. In its fourth-quarter...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Feb 18  News
Niger assumes the G5 Sahel Presidency during this week’s Niamey summit Mozambique joins the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Southern African states (European C...
Non-tariff measures: Lifting CFTA and ACP trade to the next level

Non-tariff measures: Lifting CFTA and ACP trade to the next level

05 Feb 18  News
The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States are exploring the opportunities of a free trade agreement. Most ACP members are African countries, which are currently nego...
International arbitration legislation now in force – Implications for South Africa and cross-border businesses

International arbitration legislation now in force – Implications for South Africa and cross-border businesses

01 Feb 18  Blog
The long-awaited South African international arbitration legislation is now in force.[1] The International Arbitration Act 15 of 2017 (International Arbitration Act) was passed by ...
Kenya and Tanzania agree to resolve trade barriers

Kenya and Tanzania agree to resolve trade barriers

01 Feb 18  News
Kenya and Tanzania have agreed to resolve their differences and address barriers hindering trade between the two countries. In a joint communique issued in Mombasa, the two countr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Jan 18  News
Bilateral talks between Kenya and Tanzania to resolve existing non tariff barriers and enhance trade entered their 3rd day today. The Kenyan delegation is led by Dr Kiptoo while Pr...
Ghana and European Union holds inception meeting on interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA)

Ghana and European Union holds inception meeting on interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA)

30 Jan 18  News
The first meeting of the EPA Committee under the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA) between Ghana and the EU was held in Accra, Ghana on 24 January 2018. The meeting wa...
Group trains 10,000 small trade women from EAC on cross-border laws

Group trains 10,000 small trade women from EAC on cross-border laws

30 Jan 18  News
More than 10,000 small-scale women traders engaged in cross-border business in the East African Community (EAC) have been trained on laws governing trade among the member countries...
$89 billion lost in underuse of European Union free trade agreements, report shows

$89 billion lost in underuse of European Union free trade agreements, report shows

30 Jan 18  News
Importers and exporters make use of the free trade agreements that the EU has signed with other countries – but not as much as they could. The full potential of European Union f...
AU launches Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard (AATS) – a revolutionary new tool to drive agricultural productivity and development

AU launches Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard (AATS) – a revolutionary new tool to drive agricultural productivity and development

30 Jan 18  News
Five countries awarded for best performance in accelerating agricultural transformation The African Union on Monday, 29 January 2018 launched the Africa Agriculture Transformation...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jan 18  News
tralac weekly e-Newsletter: Competition policy as an instrument for economic transformation India invites 50 nations for trade talks: seeks roadmap for WTO dialogue tralac’s Ge...
Cumulation provisions in the SADC EPA

Cumulation provisions in the SADC EPA

25 Jan 18  Blog
Earlier this week, visiting officials from the European Commission provided insight at a Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) workshop into the cumulation provisions contained in the...
When African Trade Arrangements incorporate WTO Disciplines without all Member States being WTO Members

When African Trade Arrangements incorporate WTO Disciplines without all Member States being WTO Members

24 Jan 18  Publications
This Trade Brief takes a look at a feature of African trade arrangements which has given rise to little discussion or concern. The legal instruments underpinning African trade arra...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Jan 18  News
Underway in Nairobi: Review and Validation Meeting for the EAC Draft Regional Framework US Trade and Investment with Sub-Saharan Africa: download evidence at yesterday’s hearing...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with the Arab Republic of Egypt

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with the Arab Republic of Egypt

24 Jan 18  News
Egypt: Time to entrench growth and make it more inclusive Egypt’s economy is recovering, supported by prudent macroeconomic policies and initial bold reforms aimed at addressing...

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