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SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport: International Customs Day 2019

SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport: International Customs Day 2019

28 Jan 19  News
Message from World Customs Organisation (WCO) Secretary-General Kunio Mikuriya, 25 January 2019 Traditionally, to mark International Customs Day (ICD) each year, the WCO Secretari...
COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme Validation Workshop

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme Validation Workshop

12 Oct 18  News
The Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP) validation workshop for cross-border road transport agreements, model laws and regulations in Eastern and Southe...
Exports from the Southern African Development Community to the European Union by mode of transportation: implications of Brexit

Exports from the Southern African Development Community to the European Union by mode of transportation: implications of Brexit

11 Oct 18  Publications
The European Union (EU) has been a long-standing trading partner of African countries. EU member countries are some of the main destination markets for African export products, esp...
SADC urged to accelerate implementation of a single air transport market

SADC urged to accelerate implementation of a single air transport market

02 Oct 18  News
The civil aviation industry in southern Africa and the rest of the continent is projected to grow exponentially once the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) is fully implem...
Africa Needs A Continental Transport Bank

Africa Needs A Continental Transport Bank

18 Jul 18  News
Mr Prince Bagnaba Mba, President of National Forum for Equity on Tuesday suggested to African leaders to consider establishing a Maritime or Transport bank as part of their acceler...
Ministers from landlocked developing countries call for improved trade, transport and economic opportunities

Ministers from landlocked developing countries call for improved trade, transport and economic opportunities

22 May 18  News
Achieving the SDGs in Landlocked Developing Countries through Connectivity and Trade Facilitation Ministers and senior government officials from landlocked developing countries (L...
Connecting Africa: Role of transport infrastructure

Connecting Africa: Role of transport infrastructure

29 Mar 18  News
Africa, the world’s second largest and second most populous continent in the world, with a land area of 30.4 mn sq km, is a market of 1.2 billion people and an estimated GDP of U...
African Union will enhance Free Movement and Single Air Transport Market during the Extraordinary Summit on the AfCFTA in Kigali, Rwanda

African Union will enhance Free Movement and Single Air Transport Market during the Extraordinary Summit on the AfCFTA in Kigali, Rwanda

20 Mar 18  News
The Extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) held from 17-21 March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, will serve as a platform for the African Union to sign into ex...
IATA welcomes Single African Air Transport Market but says effective implementation is key

IATA welcomes Single African Air Transport Market but says effective implementation is key

29 Jan 18  News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative by the African Union (AU) to open up Africa’s...
Caucus seeks to integrate land-linked countries into maritime transport

Caucus seeks to integrate land-linked countries into maritime transport

23 Nov 17  News
Experts in port management, policy makers and financiers from across Africa began a two-day meeting in Zambia on 22 November 2017 to explore how to reshape policy and harness the b...
SADC Ministers responsible for Transport and Meteorology meet in Lilongwe, Malawi

SADC Ministers responsible for Transport and Meteorology meet in Lilongwe, Malawi

06 Nov 17  News
The SADC Ministers responsible for Transport and Meteorology Sectors took place from 30th October to 3rd November 2017 at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lil...
Official launch of the Tripartite Transport & Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP)

Official launch of the Tripartite Transport & Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP)

26 Oct 17  News
The high ratio of landlocked countries, the long distances to gateway ports, the lack of an integrated and liberalised road transport market in the East and Southern African region...
Establishment of a Single African Air Transport Market: Ministerial Working Group Experts’ meeting

Establishment of a Single African Air Transport Market: Ministerial Working Group Experts’ meeting

12 Oct 17  News
The Single African Air Transport Market is to be launched during the January 2018 African Union Summit. In preparation for the launch, the Experts of the Ministerial Working Group,...
Rail and road transportation and firm productivity: Evidence from Tanzania

Rail and road transportation and firm productivity: Evidence from Tanzania

30 Aug 17  News
Modal choice between rail and road transportation Rail transport generally has the advantage for large-volume long-haul freight operations. The literature generally shows that shi...
How can transport infrastructure promote trade and sustainable development on the African continent?

How can transport infrastructure promote trade and sustainable development on the African continent?

22 Mar 17  News
The role of infrastructure in economic development is widely recognised. How can the development of a more integrated transport infrastructure network support the achievement of th...
African Ministers adopt Declaration for the STC on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism

African Ministers adopt Declaration for the STC on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism

22 Mar 17  News
The Ministerial Session of the First Ordinary Session of the AU Specialized Technical Committee on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tou...
Inaugural STC meeting on Energy, Transport and Tourism kicks off in Togo

Inaugural STC meeting on Energy, Transport and Tourism kicks off in Togo

14 Mar 17  News
The First Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Transport, Transcontinental and Interregional Infrastructures, Energy and Tourism (TII...
Air transport in Africa: A portrait of capacity and competition in various market segments

Air transport in Africa: A portrait of capacity and competition in various market segments

17 Feb 17  News
Sub-Saharan Africa’s air transport, though low in overall volume when compared to other regions in the world, has experienced significant growth in the last decade, both in inter...
Services, trade facilitation and customs

Services, trade facilitation and customs

04 Jan 17  Themes
The new realities of the global trading system and improved services trade has made logistics and other trade facilitation measures increasingly important in regional and integrati...
Participants endorse ‘Ashgabat Statement’ as first-ever UN conference on sustainable transport ends

Participants endorse ‘Ashgabat Statement’ as first-ever UN conference on sustainable transport ends

28 Nov 16  News
The first-ever United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference concluded yesterday in the Turkmen capital, with more than 50 countries endorsing the ‘Ashgab...

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