11 results about EAST AFRICA


Harmonized Standards Can Sharpen EAC Competitive Edge

October 10, 2016

Standards are a vital element in trade, because they help business interaction and access to markets in the economy. Standards and compliance can also encourage trade by providing valuable information... READ MORE


African Regional Integration Index Report 2016

May 5, 2016

Regional integration is a development priority for Africa. All Africans, not just policy makers and decision makers, have a role to play in making integration a reality for the continent. Integrati... READ MORE


East Africa leads the way in regional integration, says Index

April 5, 2016

The Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII) Report – Africa’s first effort to measure progress on regional integration – was launched Saturday, April 2 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during African Develo... READ MORE


Free trade a concept that remains elusive in Africa

March 4, 2016

Last week we looked at visa openness in Africa and concluded that the continent remains largely closed with its citizens requiring visas to travel to 55% of other African countries. This week we take... READ MORE


CFTA negotiators establish their launch pad

February 29, 2016

The first meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) laid the groundwork for upcoming substantive negotiations on Africa’s largest free trade area. Negotiators are... READ MORE


Africa Launches Largest Trading Block With 620 Million Consumers

February 22, 2016

More than 1,500 public and private business delegates and state leaders agreed on 20-21 February to mobilise massive investments for the implementation of Africa's largest trading bloc which was creat... READ MORE


TPP as inspiration for the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi?

November 1, 2015

At the beginning of October, 12 Pacific Rim countries agreed on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The TPP agreement has been hailed as a landmark trade pact, as it includes many issues th... READ MORE


Tanzania's Seaports and Transport Corridors as Development Opportunity for East and Southern Africa

July 1, 2014

Favorable economic growth prospects for the East and Southern Africa region will result in increased trade flows. This puts significant pressure on Tanzania’s port and transport infrastructur... READ MORE


South Sudan: A Study on Competitiveness and Cross Border Trade With Neighbouring Countries

September 10, 2013

The purpose of the study is to examine the current state of South Sudan’s trade with its regional trading partners; Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and to an extent the Democratic Republic of... READ MORE


Informal Cross Border Trade in Africa: Implications and Policy Recommendations

November 1, 2012

Despite being a source of income to about 43 percent of Africa’s population, informal cross border trade (ICBT) is generally regarded as illegal commercialization of cross border activities.... READ MORE


Assessing Regional Integration in Africa: Towards an African Continental Free Trade

June 1, 2012

African Union Heads of State and Government have adopted and are pursuing regional integration as an overarching continental development strategy. The vision at the continental level is to achieve... READ MORE