Status of Integration on Africa 2013
Date posted: 14 December 2013
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Non-tariff barriers, One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs), Regional integration, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Tripartite FTA
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Cost of doing business in EA could come down as non-tariff barriers reduce
Date posted: 14 December 2013
East African Community (EAC), Infrastructure finance, Intra-regional trade, Kenya, Non-tariff barriers, Tanzania
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EAC Heads of State: summit communique
Date posted: 30 November 2013
Convergence, East African Community (EAC), Intra-regional trade, Non-tariff barriers, Regional integration
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Pirate attacks in West Africa to double in 2014 warns Paramount Group
Date posted: 27 November 2013
Logistics, Non-tariff barriers
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Japan not ready yet to pass non-tariff barrier test: EU trade chief
Date posted: 20 November 2013
European Union (EU), Non-tariff barriers
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Trade barriers are inimical to economic transformation and regional integration
Date posted: 5 November 2013
Non-tariff barriers, Regional integration
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'Pirate trails' tracks dirty money resulting from piracy off the Horn of Africa
Date posted: 4 November 2013
Logistics, Non-tariff barriers
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Border posts, checkpoints and intra-African trade: challenges and solutions
Date posted: 23 October 2013
African Development Bank (AfDB), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Customs management, Intra-African trade, Non-tariff barriers, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Trade facilitation
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What Shoprite and Woolworths can tell us about non-tariff barriers
Date posted: 23 October 2013
Intra-regional trade, Logistics, Non-tariff barriers, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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Tanzania: Minister says truck owners strike led to Sh1.5 billion loss
Date posted: 14 October 2013
Logistics, Non-tariff barriers, Tanzania
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Tanzania: Govt heeds transporters' concerns on overloading
Date posted: 14 October 2013
Logistics, Non-tariff barriers, Private sector, Tanzania
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Kasumbalesa strike worries ZACA
Date posted: 7 October 2013
Cross-border trade, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Logistics, Non-tariff barriers, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Zambia
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Exporters to face more trade friction
Date posted: 17 September 2013
China, Non-tariff barriers, World Trade Organisation (WTO)
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Bankers urged to remove tarriff barriers to open up new market opportunities
Date posted: 16 September 2013
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Customs management, Non-tariff barriers, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Tripartite FTA
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Rwanda suspends new duty rates
Date posted: 4 September 2013
Cross-border trade, Non-tariff barriers, Rwanda, Tanzania
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Non-tariff barriers

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