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The WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) impact on export diversification in the Tripartite region

A study from the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) analyses the effects of the implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in terms of export diversification in the Tripartite region and its regional blocks (EAC/COMESA/SADC).


Ethiopia and Kenya to introduce a Simplified Trade Regime (STR) at the Moyale border

The Government of Ethiopia is set to introduce a Simplified Trade Regime (STR) to allow its small scale traders to legally trade with Kenya through the Moyale border. The STR is a scheme that allows informal traders to benefit from a simplification of formalities at the border with exoneration from payment of customs duties and taxes referred to transactions under a threshold value which in the COMESA region is currently of USD 2,000 per consignment.


Northern Corridor unlocks a series of projects to improve intra-regional trade

The Northern Corridor Secretariat has allocated a $4.4 million budget for the 2021/2022 financial year to implement and complete a series of projects deemed essential for reducing inefficiencies and achieving the full potential for the corridor to promote intra-regional trade and integration.


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.


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