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Cross-Border Tax On Islamic Finance Prohibitively High

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A new study into the cross border tax burden on Islamic finance transactions in the Middle East and North Africa region, relative to the tax burden placed on conventional finance, underscores the importance of regional tax legislative changes to equalize the tax treatment of shariah-compliant financial options. Read Full Story

 


Canadian Govt Promotes 2012 Trade Accomplishments

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Canada's International Trade Minister Ed Fast has been promoting his government's key trade accomplishments for 2012, stressing the importance of what he calls the most ambitious trade-expansion plan in Canada’s history. 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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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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