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Congo, Democratic Republic of the News - Business, Taxation & Offshore

African Tripartite FTA Launched

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, June 15, 2015

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


Good Progress Being Made On African Tripartite FTA

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It was indicated, at the recent 34th Southern African Development Community Heads of States and Governments Summit, that negotiations for the tripartite free trade agreement, with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and the East African Community, are at an advanced stage.Read Full Story



EU, Cameroon Implement Economic Partnership Agreement

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The European Union and Cameroon are to implement an interim Economic Partnership Agreement that will give Cameroonian exports duty- and quota-free access to the European market.Read Full Story


African Tax System Seen As Constraint For Foreign Businesses

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, October 7, 2013

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



EU, South Africa Discuss SADC EPA Timing

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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


Africa Panel Wants Tax Transparency

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The 2013 Africa Progress Report finds that, while natural resources may have fuelled a decade of rapid economic growth, most Africans have still not seen the benefits, and tax avoidance and evasion represent major challenges.Read Full Story