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Zimbabwe: Industry Targets 450 000t Cotton Lint NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 16 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Zimbabwe will launch its Cotton-to-Clothing (C2C) Export Strategy at the 5th Clothing Indaba in Bulawayo next Friday which aims to increase production of cotton lint to 450 000 tonnes per year. The Strategy aims to revive the country's cotton an...
East Africa: EAC Five Sign EU Trade Deal NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 16 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
The East African Community has signed the Economic Partnership Agreement ahead of the October 1 deadline. Although the process was delayed due to varied positions by the five East African countries, Foreign Affairs Secretary, Amina Mohammed...
Follow health rules or ship out, Kenya tells exporters NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 17 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The government has ordered exporters of fresh produce to Europe to either adhere to the laid down health standards or close shop as the country fights to save the multi-billion shilling horticulture sector from collapse. A year has passed since...
East Africa Signs Draft EU Trade Pact to Prevent Tax Charges NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 17 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The East African Community negotiated a draft agreement to extend preferential trade access with the European Union, replacing an interim accord due to expire this month, according to Kenya’s Foreign Ministry. If the Economic Partnership A...
EPA conclusion – no time for complacency NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 17 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has warned in its latest Economy Watch Namibia publication, that although relief has been brought to affected industries, there is no time for complacency now that the Economic Partnership Agreement (EP...
Main events for the Week: 22/09/2014 – 28/09/2014 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Days, 17 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
ACP Secretariat 24 September:         36th Session of ACP Parliamentary Assembly EU Council 24 September:        COREPER I                  ...
Mali: the EU wants a public finance audit NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Days, 18 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
EUR 120 million of the EUR 225 million pledged by the European Union to Mali at the Brussels conference have already been paid out between June and December 2013. However, before issuing the remainder, the EU wants reassurances regarding the proper u...
The return of beekeeping in French Polynesia NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Days, 18 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Two year ago, for health reasons, honey imports were halted. Since then, however, the beekeeping sector has thrived. In five years, the number of hives has almost doubled and production is now as high as a hundred tonnes a year. Beekeeping in French...
TAFTA and co: our African friends are also entitled to their agreement NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Days, 19 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Down with Eurocentrism and selfishness! While there is strong opposition to the trade agreement imposed by the “evil Yanks”, it is also important to recognise that the latter do not have a monopoly when it comes to injustice and pressure.
Cameroon: Diageo’s fourth largest market in the world NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Days, 21 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Cameroon is Diageo’s fourth largest market worldwide and ranks a close second to Nigeria as the brewery’s biggest African market. This was revealed by Andy Fennell, Diageo President for the Africa Region, during a visit to Cameroon earlie...
An opportunity to give European diplomacy new momentum? NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Days, 21 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The time has come to assess Mrs Ashton’s achievements. Her mandate as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy is due to expire shortly. This position, remodelled by the Lisbon Treaty, allocates its holder a hybr...
The trade facilitation agreement is deadlocked NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Days, 21 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
The deadline of 31 July for the adoption of the protocol amending the WTO agreement on trade facilitation was missed and talks are in deadlock as the members have been unable to resolve a discrepancy which has emerged in recent weeks as to whether th...
GMO lobby sees new Juncker Commission as bad news NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 17 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The Juncker Commission has promised to be “more political” than its predecessor, something GMO backers see as a negative development for the approval of genetically modified crops in Europe. “We believe this will not be posit...
AREVA Signs 300m Euro Contract with Eskom NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 18 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
AREVA signed a contract with South-African utility, Eskom to replace steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant. Under the 4.3 billion rand order (approximately 300 million Euros), AREVA will design, manufacture and install six steam generat...
Conference on the green economy in Central Africa in October NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 18 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
On the initiative of the Economic Community of Central African States and with the support of the European Union, this conference will address in particular the enhancement of forest ecosystems. On 27-30 October, the General Secretariat of the Econom...
Renewed commitment to the Development Fund NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 19 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
On Thursday 14 August 2014, the Local Government Minister H.E. Julius Debrah, the Vice-Minister of Finance H.E. Cassiel Ato Forson and Ghana’s main decentralisation partners, Germany, Canada, Denmark, France and Switzerland (SECO), signed a let...
Mauritius is positioning itself on the Austrian market NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 21 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
The Forum Emerging Markets 2014 will be held on 4 September in Vienna. This event will bring together several countries, such as Côte d’Ivoire, Austria, Mauritius, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Morocco, South Africa, Switzerland and Great...
The Indian Ocean Commission: what is at stake for France ? NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Days, 21 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
François Hollande began his Indian Ocean tour on Thursday 21 August. His visit had originally been scheduled to start at the end of July but was postponed following the Air Algérie crash in Mali. His visit began in the French department...
GMO lobby sees new Juncker Commission as bad news NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Week, 17 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The Juncker Commission has promised to be “more political” than its predecessor, something GMO backers see as a negative development for the approval of genetically modified crops in Europe. “We believe this will not be positive,...
European Dairy Giants Progressing in Africa NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Week, 17 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Europe’s dairy processing sector is looking to Africa for the latest investment opportunities in what is a continent with massive dairy potential. Danish processor Arla joined FrieslandCampina (FC) and Danone this week by confirming a bid fo...