Posts Tagged East African Community (EAC)
Africa Creates TFTA – Cape to Cairo Free Trade Zone
Posted by Bogdan Marius Beleuz in Geopolitical Issues, Globalization Challenges, International Trading, More Trade News in Brief, Trade Agreements on June 11, 2015
African leaders have agreed to create the continent’s largest free-trade zone, covering 26 countries in an area from Cape Town to Cairo. The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) will cap five years of negotiations.
Three existing trade blocs – the Southern African Development Community (Sadc); the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) – are to be united into a single new zone.
More Trade News in Brief – Week 26 (18–24 June 2012)
* IPCC Asks Greenhouse Gas Inventories Task Force to Revise Guidelines 7 June 2012 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) asked its Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) to develop, revise and update the guidance on greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF). For further information please click here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– * WCO and UNIFAB Sign an MOU to Combat Counterfeiting 14 June 2012, Brussels The World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Union des Fabricants (UNIFAB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their close cooperation in the fight against counterfeiting. More here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– * US & EAC – Trade and Investment Partnership 20 June 2012, New York The United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the East African Community (EAC) member states signed a joint statement on a new trade and investment partnership. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– * Vietnam & Morocco Sign Investment Protection Accord 19 June 2012, Rabat Morocco and Vietnam signed a bilateral accord designed to promote and to protect investments in both countries.