ECOWAS: Ministers of finance and trade endorse compromises for concluding EPA negotiations
Date posted: 25 February 2014
Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), European Union (EU), Trade facilitation, West Africa
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COMESA: Monetary Cooperation Programme
Date posted: 25 February 2014
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Convergence, Regional integration, Trade facilitation
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COMESA: Trade in Services
Date posted: 25 February 2014
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Intra-regional trade, Logistics, Services, Trade facilitation
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COMESA: Relations with Third Parties (AGOA, India, WTO)
Date posted: 25 February 2014
African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), India, Least Developed Countries (LDC), Trade facilitation, World Trade Organisation (WTO)
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COMESA: The Customs Union
Date posted: 25 February 2014
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Customs management, Intra-African trade, Non-tariff barriers, Private sector, Trade facilitation
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COMESA: Trade and Customs
Date posted: 25 February 2014
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Industrial policy, Intra-African trade, Private sector, Trade facilitation
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Banking borders in EAC to disappear
Date posted: 25 February 2014
East African Community (EAC), Intra-regional trade, Services, Trade facilitation
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China-Africa co-operation in structural transformation: ideas, opportunities, and finances
Date posted: 24 February 2014
Aid effectiveness, China, Export Promotion Zones (EPZs), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Private sector, Sovereign wealth funds, Trade facilitation
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Standard Chartered supports Sub-Saharan Africa trade worth $7.2 billion
Date posted: 24 February 2014
Employment, Kenya, Nigeria, Private sector, Services, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Trade facilitation, West Africa, Zambia
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India to play growing role in S African economy: SA minister
Date posted: 24 February 2014
India, South Africa, Trade facilitation
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East Asia Forum: Charting a course for Asian integration and security
Date posted: 24 February 2014
Comparative perspectives, Trade facilitation
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USA to Swaziland: ‘Fully’ comply or lose AGOA
Date posted: 23 February 2014
African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), Employment, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Swaziland, Trade facilitation
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ICC report: What border barriers impede business ability?
Date posted: 22 February 2014
Customs management, Logistics, Non-tariff barriers, Private sector, Trade facilitation
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Trade volume between Tanzania and China rises to $3.7bn
Date posted: 22 February 2014
China, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Southern African Development Community (SADC), Tanzania, Trade data, Trade facilitation
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OECD: Going for Growth report
Date posted: 22 February 2014
G20, OECD, Private sector, Regulatory frameworks, South Africa, Trade facilitation
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Trade facilitation

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