Welcome to this week’s updates on key happenings in African and elsewhere that have an impact on African trade as well as its relationships with the rest of the world. This piece is dedicated to issues and developments around Covid-19 Vaccines. Covid-19, and Vaccines Availability There was a lot of hope concerning access to … Continue reading Africa Trade Law and Policy Update August 22 2021
Welcome once again to African Trade Policy Update!This update brings you up to speed with what is happening in the world of trade particularly those that should be of interest to African countries. What Can Africa Expect From G7? Should African countries expect much from this year G7 meeting held in the United Kingdom ? The … Continue reading
Africa Trade Policy Roundup
Happy Labour day! Here is the latest update on trade policy and trade law issues that should be on interest to readers who are keen on Africa's trade relations with the world, the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), and regional integration in Africa generally. Proposed Kenya- US Free Trade Area. There has been a lot going … Continue reading Africa Trade Policy Roundup
Commentary: Africa Regional Integration Index Report 2019
The African Union (AU) recently launched the Africa Regional Integration Index Report 2019 indication the level of integration on the African continent. As African countries ready themselves to trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), it perhaps important that occasionally we look at the status of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) more so … Continue reading Commentary: Africa Regional Integration Index Report 2019
Key Trade Policy and Trade Law Issues In December 2020: The EAC and The AfCFTA
2020 is coming to an end, albeit unceremoniously partly due to the fact that that for the most part the world has been struggling with Covid-19 pandemic. In terms of trade, the ramifications of the pandemic on business have been huge, for the trade policy makers, the multilateral trading system, the global and regional supply … Continue reading Key Trade Policy and Trade Law Issues In December 2020: The EAC and The AfCFTA
The Proposed USA-Kenya FTA and Kenya’s Dairy Industry: A Glut In The Offing?
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A Roundup of Recent Perpectives On the Proposed USA-Kenya Free Trade Agreement
Kenya’s President in one of his recent briefings has once again weighed in the debate, noting that the deal will assist the continent by creating a reference upon which other African nations will negotiate bilateral arrangements within the AfCFTA framework going forward.
Pandemic-Related Border Measures: Is EAC Integration a Mirage?
Whereas there has generally been lack of ambition by the Partners States to fully implement the Treaty, there has been some form of trade within the region as the leadership has somehow tried to stop the simmering tension from blowing into an all-out destructive animosity.
COVID-19 Could Bring Down the Trading System
How to Stop Protectionism From Running Amok https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2020-04-28/covid-19-could-bring-down-trading-system
WTO and Covid-19; A Look at Notifications Under The Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement)
In their efforts to achieve this , countries have to delicately balance the need to the goods to move into their territories without restrictions, and the enforcing measures necessary to protect human, animal or plant life or health.