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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

 


COMESA Members And EU Discuss EPAs

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A delegation of MEPs from the European Parliament has recently held a consultative meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, with the Chair of the Eastern and Southern Africa group of countries to discuss their Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations with the European Union. 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

 


WTO To Ease LDC Accession Requirements

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries, on January 20, agreed to start work on developing recommendations to “further strengthen, streamline and operationalize” current guidelines on the accession process of LDCs, as called for in a decision by the Eighth WTO Ministerial Conference last month. 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

 


IMF Opens Fourth African Technical Assistance Centre

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The International Monetary Fund has officially opened its fourth Africa regional technical assistance centre in Mauritius, offering capacity building services to 13 countries across Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. 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

 


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

 

 

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