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tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-12-09)
Key AfCFTA meetings begin on Monday in Accra, culminating in the African Trade Ministerial meeting this weekend (Ghana News Agency) Ghana, under the auspices of its Ministry of Trade and Industry, will today start hosting series of meeting for...


Rwanda: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile
Intra-Africa trade profile for 2018  In 2018, Rwanda imported and exported goods to and from the rest of Africa to the value of US$448 million and US$735 million, respectively. Intra-Africa exports accounted for 44% of Rwanda’s total exports...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-12-06)
Next week, in Addis: Committee on Private Sector Development, Regional Integration, Trade, Infrastructure, Industry and Technology. Extracts from featured submissions: Issues Paper: Private sector development and the digital economy in support...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-12-05)
Doing Business 2020: Selected African economy profiles Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, CAR, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Eswatini, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea,...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-12-04)
Underway, in Dar es Salaam: Regional workshop on informal cross-border trade for empowerment of women, economic development and regional integration in Eastern and Southern Africa Starting tomorrow, in Lagos: Nigeria's National...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-12-02)
The African Economic Conference 2019 began today in Sharm el-Sheikh. The theme: Jobs, entrepreneurship and capacity development for African youths. Concept note (pdf): Specifically, the conference will give African stakeholders, youth...


Angola: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile
Intra-Africa trade profile for 2018 In 2018, Angola exported and imported goods to the value of US$2.2 billion and US$1.9 billion to and from the rest of Africa, respectively. Intra-Africa exports account for 5% of Angola’s total exports and...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-11-29)
Global Ireland: Ireland’s new Strategy for Africa, to 2025 (DFA) To increase the value of two-way trade between Ireland and Africa to at least €5n by 2025 and to promote investment, we will: Build on the strategic Local Market Team...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-11-27)
EAC Trade and Investment Report 2018: Accelerating market-driven integration This report is structured in three parts, covering four chapters. Part One includes the background chapter which highlights the introduction to the EAC, analyses the...


tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-11-26)
Request for observer status by the African Union at the WTO The following communication, dated 22 November 2019 (pdf), addressed to the Chair of the General Council and the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, is being circulated at...


tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-11-25)
A preview of the East African Business and Investment Summit (28-29 November, Arusha) Harmonising airspace is one of the issues that the East Africa Business Council will discuss during the East African Business and Investment summit slated to...


tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-11-22)
The International Trade Centre has posted a major new report - Diversifying trade in Africa: New strategy approaches for the AfCFTA   This [AfCFTA] greement requires policymakers to align a wide range of complex and divergent trade strategies...


tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-11-21)
The 21st Ordinary Meeting of the Summit of the EAC Heads of State, scheduled for 30 November, has been postponed. EAC Secretary General,  Ambassador Liberat Mfumukeko said on Wednesday that the 21st Summit was postponed after a request by...


tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-11-20)
Diarise:  Sustainable development, sustainable debt: finding the right balance (2 December, Dakar). The conference, convened by the Presidency of the Republic of Senegal and the IMF, in partnership with the UN, will discuss and explore...


tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-11-18)
Underway in Addis Ababa: (i)  SheTrades Global 2019 (held in conjunction with the World Export Development Forum). Discussions will engage with women entrepreneurs from 40 business associations across Africa, to discuss their readiness to...


How will the AfCFTA enter into force, be implemented, and be completed?  (2019-11-18)
Since the adoption by the African Union (AU) Assembly of the texts of the founding agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Protocol on Trade in Goods, the Protocol on Trade in Services and the Protocol on Rules and...


The China-Africa trade relationship  (2019-11-18)
China is the most important individual trade partner for African countries. As a grouping, the EU member states are the most important destination and source region for African exports and imports. However, in 2018 Africa’s trade with the entire EU...


No Brexit on 31 October 2019: What happens next?  (2019-11-18)
Brexit is not easily tamed. Despite the firm promises of Mr. Boris Johnson that the United Kingdom (UK) would leave the European Union (EU) on 31 October 2019 “do or die”, this did not happen. Another postponement (the original Brexit date was 29...


Does the AfCFTA have a clear design and will it live a Life of its own?  (2019-11-18)
The AfCFTA has been designed to comply with the typical multilateral rules applicable to an FTA covering trade in goods and service. They include Article XXIV of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and Article V of the General...


What exactly does it mean to be an AfCFTA State Party?  (2019-11-16)
It has been promised that continent-wide trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will commence on 1 July 2020. This will require the completion of difficult outstanding negotiations and the clarification of important legal...




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