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tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-05-24)
Diarise: Investment to support competitiveness and inclusive growth in South Africa (27 May, Johannesburg). One of the speakers at this Tutwa CG seminar will be David Bridgman (outgoing WBG manager of Trade and Competitiveness – Sub-Saharan...


tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-05-23)
Small African economies in a more uncertain global trade environment: the potential impact of post-AGOA scenarios for Lesotho  (World Bank) This paper provides a forward-looking view of trade and its relevance for Lesotho’s medium- and...


tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-05-22)
AfCFTA negotiations update, from @AUTradeIndustry:  The 15th meeting of the AfCFTA Negotiating Forum kicked off Monday at the African Union, Addis Ababa. The meeting will consider, among others, the AfCFTA post- launch implementation plan and...


tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-05-21)
Nigeria’s funding of the AU:  FEC approves implementation of new import levy (Daily Post) The Federal Executive Council, yesterday, approved the rate of 0.2% as the new import levy of Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) on goods coming into...


tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-05-20)
tralac's April newsletter was published earlier today:  it contains a wide variety of AfCFTA-relevant commentaries and resources A select listing of African trade events: (i) Underway in Addis: Strengthening food safety capacity for...


Vonesai Hove
Vonesai Hove is a Zimbabwe national and tralac Alumna. She currently serves as a Non-Tariff Barriers Expert for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at the East African Community Secretariat.


Cooperation on competition in the AfCFTA
Competition law is an essential component of market and, overall economic governance. Its aim is to promote competition, to enhance market outcomes for consumers and firms. Deeper integration in Africa, achieved by reducing tariff and non-tariff...


The proposed AfCFTA online non-tariff barrier reporting, monitoring and eliminating mechanism
How will it work? What are stakeholders expecting from this mechanism? The AFCFTA enters into force on 30th May 2019 with high expectations from the continental stakeholders particularly in the area of trade facilitation. Stakeholders who include...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-05-17)
African trade policy events to note: An EAC experts meeting on the AfCFTA takes place today (by video conference) Botswana Competition Policy Peer Review Report dissemination events (20-23 May, Gaborone) EAC trade in services meeting; export...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-05-16)
Djibouti-Addis Ababa-Juba-Kampala Corridor: IGAD wraps up development studies The Executive Secretary of IGAD, Amb Mahboub Maalim, along with the Director for Transport, Infrastructure Development of the Ministry of Transport of Ethiopia, Mr...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-05-15)
African trade events to diarise: Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) 2020 (1-7 September 2020, Kigali) World Export Development Forum 2019 (18-22 November 2019, Addis Ababa). The WEDF will take place during Africa Industrialization Week, with...


Capacity Building Workshop on Stakeholder Engagement on African Trade Policies and ECOWAS Regional Trade Policy Dialogue Forum
The African Union Commission (AUC), in partnership with the ECOWAS Commission and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), organized a Capacity Building Workshop on Stakeholder Engagement on African Trade Policies and ECOWAS...


DG Azevêdo at India’s ministerial meeting of developing and least developed countries: ‘Make your voices heard’ on reform issues  (2019-05-14)
Participating in an Informal WTO Ministerial Meeting organised by the Indian government in New Delhi on 13 May, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo outlined the current discussions regarding WTO reform and told those attending that “this is your...


DDG Wolff highlights role of WTO in facilitating agri-food chains  (2019-05-14)
The World Trade Organisation (WTO’s) rules-based framework benefits farmers and other participants in nascent and developing agri-food value chains by facilitating their daily operations and encouraging regulatory cooperation among governments, WTO...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-05-14)
An explanatory video on the AfCFTA, produced by the ECA_Official Video Channel: How will it benefit us in practice? “Honour Ghana with AfCFTA Secretariat for sacrifices made towards AU”: President Akufo-Addo The President said Ghana has the...


West Africa’s ICE focuses on demographic dynamics for sustainable development in the region  (2019-05-13)
The 22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of senior officials and Experts (ICE) for West Africa concluded in Liberia on 10 May 2019. It was held under the theme, Demographic dynamics for sustainable development in West Africa:...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-05-13)
In AfCFTA updates: African Union assesses eSwatini’s suitability for AfCFTA Secretariat AU begs Nigeria to join new trade zone: the recent Financial Times article, reposted. “We are encouraging [Nigeria] to be among the founding parties...


East African Private sector discusses their contribution to the AfCFTA  (2019-05-10)
EABC charts out ways to leverage on the AfCFTA The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) isn’t simply a ‘Free Trade Agreement’; it’s about establishing a unified continental market with 1.2 billion potential customers and where the private...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-05-10)
The Bus King of Africa (Moneyweb) Having conquered the South African bus market, Busmark CEO Pat Nodada is now partnering with the Industrial Development Corporation to build bus factories across Africa, starting with Zimbabwe, Kenya, Nigeria and...


African Development Bank Civil Society Forum, partners, seek faster continental integration  (2019-05-09)
Engaging Civil Society in Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity Deeper engagement with civil society on development projects has resulted in acceptance of projects by communities and greater regional integration, but the pace must...




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