On June 20, 2016, the European Council authorized the signature and provisional application of an economic partnership agreement with the East African Community. Read Full Story
President Barack Obama has withdrawn Burundi's eligibility as a beneficiary under the US African Growth and Opportunity Act, with effect from January 1, 2016.Read Full Story
Tax and customs officials from Central and Southern Africa recently met at an inter-regional seminar in Mauritius to discuss the importance of collaboration in tackling tax fraud.Read Full Story
On June 10 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the leaders of the Southern African Development Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, and the East African Community agreed to present the proposed tripartite free trade area for signature by their 26 member countries.Read Full Story
The World Trade Organization announced on June 11, 2015, that 66 developing and least-developed country members have now submitted notifications to the WTO outlining which provisions of the new Trade Facilitation Agreement they intend to implement upon entry into force of the pact.Read Full Story
The European Union has said the conclusion of a new trade deal with the East African Community means that EAC countries no longer have to worry that their improving economic status will lead to the loss of full duty-free and quota-free access to the European market. Read Full Story
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