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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

 


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

 


Africa Urged To Remove Barriers To Regional Trade

by Robert Lee, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, November 8, 2012

African nations are failing to fully recognize the role that freer trade can play in fostering entrepreneurial activity and improving food security, a new report from the World Bank says. 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

 


South Africa Pushes Trade Treaty Talks With India

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The completion of the Preferential Trade Agreement between South Africa and India was anticipated at a recent business seminar hosted by South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry in Chennai, India. 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

 


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

 

 

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