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Austrian Auditors Slam Group Tax Failings

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

In its latest report, the Austrian Court of Auditors has warned of a number of significant shortcomings in the country's group tax regime. Read Full Story

 


Call To Speed Up African Tripartite FTA Negotiations

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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

 


Delays Found In Implementing EAC Common Market Protocol

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A review that has been recently concluded on the East African Community Common Market Protocol has expressed concern at the slow pace of its implementation, and emphasized the need for National Implementation Committees to reflect on how implementation can be put back on track. Read Full Story

 


Uganda Joins COMESA FTA

Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Ugandan government has approved a recommendation by its Minister for Trade, Amelia Kyambadde, to join the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Free Trade Area. Read Full Story

 


Bribery A Challenge To East Africa Trade

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A recent survey of five East African nations has reported that bribery as a non-tariff barrier to trade remains a significant challenge to the free flow of goods, labour, services and capital envisaged by the East African Common Market Protocol which came into force in 2010. Read Full Story

 


East Africa, US Announce Progress Under Trade And Investment Partnership

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Following a ministerial meeting on October 19, the United States and the East African Community were said to have taken important steps to advance their Trade and Investment Partnership. Read Full Story

 


EU Approves New Scheme for GSP Tariffs

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, October 8, 2012

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

 


India, COMESA To Discuss Possible FTA

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, August 10, 2012

The 19-nation Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and a delegation from the Indian Government recently met in Lusaka, within a joint study group, to discuss a possible COMESA/India free trade agreement, as a follow up to the signing of their memorandum of understanding in February 2003. Read Full Story

 


EC Urged To Give ACP States More Negotiating Time

Ulrika Lomas, tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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

 


East Africa, US To Pursue Trade And Investment Partnership

Leroy Baker, Tax-News.com, New York

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Following a meeting on the sidelines of the recent African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum, the United States Trade Representative and the East African Community member states have issued a joint statement on a new trade and investment partnership. Read Full Story

 

 

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