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EAC partners with India for the development of an AEO Mutual Recognition Agreement

The East Africa Community (EAC) signed on 13 August 2021 a Joint Action Plan with the Government of India for developing a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) between their respective Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programs.


Burundi launches Trade Information Portal

A few week after Tanzania launched its Trade Information Portal, inaugurated on 8 July 2021, also Burundi has inaugurated today a one-stop platform gathering all information in English and French relating to import, export and transit through the country.


Maritime transport systems essential for the growth of intra-Africa trade

An interesting article published on the Maritime Executive notes that the growth of intra-Africa trade under the AfCFTA will depend more and more in future on the African States’ ability to increase the efficiency, capacity and safety of their maritime transport systems.


Transport regulatory frameworks harmonization to push the Africa’s transformation agenda

The third African Transformation Report "Integrating to transform", published by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) explores how to give impetus to Africa’s transformation agenda in the aftermath of the debilitating COVID-19 pandemic that has set back development across much of the continent and undermined progress on reducing poverty. Transport regulation harmonisation is indicated among the key sectors where to promote convergence, in view of a reduction of trade costs.


New edition of the WTO World Tariff Profiles published

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) issued the latest edition (2021) of the World Tariff Profiles, a statistical yearbook made in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) with information on both tariffs and non-tariff measures imposed by the 164 WTO members, plus other countries and customs territories.


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