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EAC Says EPA Negotiation 'On Course' With EU

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Richard Sezibera, the Secretary General of the East Africa Community - comprising Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi - has reaffirmed that negotiations for the EAC-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement are on course. Read Full Story

 


East African States Boost Appeal With Red Tape Cuts

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Monday, April 16, 2012

A new report shows that the business environment in all five economies of the East African Community - Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda - improved substantially in 2010-11, with the implementation of significant regulatory reforms, including to ease the burden of paying taxes. Read Full Story

 


COMESA Pushes For DTAs Between Member States

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Earlier this month, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa held a three-day forum in Lusaka which attracted officials from its member states who are involved in negotiating double taxation agreements. Read Full Story

 


Problems Foreseen For African Tripartite FTA

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, has expressed the opinion that the planned roll out of the proposed African tripartite free trade agreement may 'hit a snag' when negotiating on trade in manufactured goods between the member countries. Read Full Story

 


ACP States Risk Losing Duty-Free Access To EU

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, October 7, 2011

The European Commission is proposing to amend the Market Access Regulation governing the trade conditions for certain developing countries that have negotiated, with the European Union, Economic Partnership Agreements which have yet to be signed and ratified. Read Full Story

 


South Africa Plugs Tripartite FTA

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, August 26, 2011

In the opinion of South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Elizabeth Thabethe, the recent agreement to launch talks to establish a tripartite free trade agreement between several African nations has made it more urgent to promote intra-African trade. Read Full Story

 


EAC Launches Report On Improving East African Business Regulations

by Lorys Charalambous, LawAndTax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, August 26, 2011

The East African Community has launched a report prepared by the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank which points out that, if the best of East African regulations and procedures were implemented across the board, the business regulatory environment in East Africa would be comparable to that in Japan. Read Full Story

 


COMESA Reviews Progress On Customs Union

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A third meeting was held this month in Lusaka by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa to study the progress made towards having a fully implemented Customs Union by June 2012. Read Full Story

 


African Leaders Launch Tripartite FTA Talks

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A leaders’ summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and the Southern African Development Community, held in Johannesburg on June 11 and 12, has agreed to formally launch negotiations to establish a tripartite free trade agreement. Read Full Story

 


South Africa To Discuss Tripartite FTA

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and the Southern African Development Community will be held in Pretoria on June 11 and 12 to discuss the progress made towards a tripartite free trade agreement (FTA). Read Full Story

 

 

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