Government losing billions in informal border trade
Date posted: 24 November 2010
Cross-border trade, Customs management, Gender, Informal sector, Intra-regional trade, Uganda
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Michael Spicer and Bobby Godsell: The economy
Date posted: 23 November 2010
Employment, Industrial policy, Informal sector, Private sector, South Africa
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Ali: SME sector vital to Kenya’s development
Date posted: 22 November 2010
Informal sector, Kenya, Private sector
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Cross-border traders applaud consignment threshold adjustment
Date posted: 14 November 2010
Cross-border trade, Customs management, Informal sector, Zambia
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Biti determined to save textiles industry
Date posted: 8 November 2010
BRICS, Informal sector, Taxation, Zimbabwe
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Financial inclusion necessary for balanced economic growth - BoN
Date posted: 7 November 2010
Informal sector, Namibia, Services
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Cooperate to enhance cross-border trade: SADC
Date posted: 2 November 2010
Cross-border trade, Gender, Informal sector, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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"SME financing poor"
Date posted: 1 November 2010
Informal sector, Namibia, Private sector, Services
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Zimbabwean traders want COMESA duty-free threshold raised
Date posted: 26 October 2010
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Customs management, Informal sector, Zimbabwe
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Mozambique is southern Africa’s biggest maize exporter, despite the food deficit
Date posted: 24 October 2010
Agricultural trade, Cross-border trade, Informal sector, Mozambique
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Politicians faulted on food exports
Date posted: 22 October 2010
Agricultural trade, Informal sector, Intra-regional trade, Tanzania
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Second SMEs summit starts
Date posted: 20 October 2010
Informal sector, Malawi, Trade facilitation
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Kenya lacks statistics on joblessness, says IMF
Date posted: 11 October 2010
Employment, Informal sector, Kenya
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Ovop laments lack of entrepreneurial culture
Date posted: 10 October 2010
Informal sector, Malawi, Private sector
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More trade within Africa offers route to faster growth
Date posted: 10 October 2010
Informal sector, Intra-regional trade
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Informal sector

Early Closure of TMSA Programme: The Secretary of State of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has decided to terminate its financial contribution to TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA), as announced on 4 December 2013. As DFID is the sole financier of the TMSA programme of support to the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite, TMSA will officially be closed from 17 March 2014 instead of 31 October 2014. For more information about the TMSA closure, and for a summary of some of the more notable successes of the Tripartite achieved with TMSA support, please click here