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Regional agreements gaining steam
While bilateral free trade agreements, as a means to further the market-opening and rule-making agenda, have been globally picking up steam, there have also been parallel efforts to usher in a plethora of regional trade agreements and economic unions.
Egypt to add more jobs, trade agreements in 2015
The Egyptian government expects to begin negotiations for free trade agreements with the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as with African economic blocs such as COMESA, SADEC and EALA, and to sign a deal with MERCOSUR in Latin America.
TFTA - COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA
As published by tralac
Africa regional blocs eye joint pact
Most of the clauses in the agreement — to be signed this month in Cairo — have been finalised, apart from the preamble and the rules of origin.
Are Comesa, EAC, SADC realistic in plotting Africa’s free trade area?
If one takes a look at the real big winners in this project, it will soon be realized that multinational corporations mostly from Europe, North America and to some extent Asia which have set up base in Cairo, Johannesburg and Nairobi will be real winners.
EU-Africa free trade agreement ’destroys’ development policy, says Merkel advisor
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Africa Commissioner, Günter Nooke issued harsh criticism of the EU’s joint free trade deal with multiple African countries, claiming the EPA counteracts Europe’s development policy efforts.
COMESA, EAC, SADC ministers agree to launch Africa’s largest Free Trade Area
The Tripartite Free Trade Area (FTA) by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will be launched in mid-December, 2014.
Launch of tripartite FTA scheduled for December
Three of Africa’s regional economic communities have agreed to launch the long-awaited Tripartite Free Trade Area at a joint summit of leaders from the regional groups scheduled for December in Egypt, APA learnt here Monday.
Kenya: Why we got a raw deal in EPA
The issues that had remained in contention until last week are critical for Kenya and EAC’s future development, but we capitulated.
EU strikes a comprehensive trade deal with East African Community
Negotiators from the EU and the East African Community finalised today a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between both regions.
East African states agree duty-free trade deal with EU
The EU-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement was signed in Brussels on Tuesday but must still be ratified by the five members of the East African Community – Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi – and by the European Parliament.
Accusations mar failed bid to reach a deal on the Economic Partnership Agreement
Political blockages in the trade talks between the East African Community and the EU continue.
EU hopes EPA with Kenya to be concluded by end of October
"The EAC and the EU will set a new date to finalize the trade talks," an EU official told a news conference in Nairobi on Friday.
EU official says no deal so far on export trade talks
East African states are yet to strike a trade deal on the Economic Partnership Agreement after the European Union said the proposals made by the council of ministers were inadequate.
Guide to the world’s biggest free trade deal – the economic partnership agreements between the EU and Africa
ECDPM has released a ‘Frequently asked questions’ guide to the economic partnership agreements (EPAs) between the EU and Africa.
Flower farms warn of mass relocation over Economic Partnership Agreement impasse
Flower farms in Naivasha are now warning of mass relocation to either Ethiopia or Tanzania in the wake of the collapse of Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) talks.
Europe ’Awol’ from decisive EAC meeting on trade accord
The East African Community’s last-minute efforts to have negotiations of the contentious Economic Partnership Agreement concluded before today’s deadline were dealt a huge blow after European Union delegates failed to turn up for a decisive meeting in Nairobi last week.
Kenya’s dilemma over EU trade talks holds
Kenya’s push for an expeditious agreement between the East African Community and the European Commission over the long dragging trade negotiations suffered a major blow as nothing had been signed by yesterday.
Kenyan exporters call on EU, EAC to hurry up with trade deal
An EAC delegation is in Brussels for three days of negotiations with the EU over the finalisation of the draft EPA deal that was agreed on by Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi on Saturday.
EAC countries under pressure to sign Economic Partnership Agreements
East Africa is under pressure to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement with Europe by the end of September. NTV reports.