The European Union's Trade Commissioner has said that the bloc has "the opportunity to seal agreements that will ensure the necessary access to a market of 500m consumers for key African exports, while bringing our trade and development partnership to a more advanced stage." Read Full Story
A new Africa Tax Survey, issued by PricewaterhouseCoopers on October 1, and containing the results of answers provided by its international business clients operating in Africa, showed that tax is still considered to be one of the primary constraints on doing business in that continent.Read Full Story
In a joint communiqué issued after their 6th Summit, which ended on July 18, the South African and European Union leaders said that they were convinced that the pending issues currently holding up completion of Europe's economic partnership agreement with the Southern African Development Community could be resolved.Read Full Story
The Government of Zambia has called on the three African regional economic communities - the East African Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and the Southern African Development Community - to speed up their free trade agreement negotiations.Read Full Story
Following an agreement with the European Parliament, the European Council has adopted a regulation amending the European Union scheme of generalized tariff preferences for developing countries.Read Full Story
The trade committee of the European Parliament has called on the European Commission to give African, Caribbean and Pacific countries two more years for negotiations on their Economic Partnership Agreements before withdrawing their free access to the European Union market.Read Full Story
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