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Wednesday, 19 September 2018
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) currently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and the East Africa Community (EAC) has gained momentum following the former’s agreement to include the development cooperation in the deal, a trade expert said.

African farmers are assessing the financial impact of the Icelandic volcanic ash clouds that led to a lockdown of Europe’s airspace, forcing fair trade flower growers from Africa to throw away 20 million roses that were meant for the European market.

Mozambique’s Institute for Export Promotion (Ipex) has launched seven pilot projects to test the export potential of non-traditional products to the European market, Radio Moçambique reported.Funding of the project estimated at 1.2 million euros will be 63 percent covered by the Dutch Embassy in Mozambique, and the remaining 33 percent will be the responsibility of IPEX.
Thursday, 06 May 2010
The East African Community Council of Ministers has agreed on the principle of invoking sanctions against member states that are not doing enough to eliminate non-tariff barriers. Regular assessments of partner states will be conducted and sanctions will be slapped on those that fail or refuse to downsize NTBs soon after the Summit gives its greenlight to the proposal.
At a conference on the impact of the European Union’s (EU) Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) on development, the United Nations Millennium Campaign today called on the EU to urgently reform its agriculture policy, which harms the poor and thwarts global efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Tuesday, 04 May 2010
Over the last week, the Icelandic volcano ash cloud crisis caused major disruption in air traffic, not only for passenger transport but also for freight carriers. 19% of EU imports are carried by air. In a globalised economy that relies heavily on 'just-in-time' deliveries, trade disruptions can hamper developing countries' economies and perishable goods are the most affected.
Monday, 03 May 2010

European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and European Trade Union Confederation’s General Secretary John Monks met to discuss how the EU’s trade policy can contribute to the promotion of decent work.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Growth rates that outstrip the developed world are drawing emerging markets asset manager Silk Invest to open a 100 million euro fund to invest in African food processing and sales, the company said.
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
African farmers are making more money producing organically grown crops for European markets, where demand for healthier food is growing. Nearly 5,000 farmers in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal, and Sierra Leone are exporting organically-grown produce to Europe, after gaining organic and fair-trade certification with help from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Monday, 26 April 2010
The European Union (EU)’s interest and involvement in foreign direct investment (FDI) is by no means new. However, it has only been comparatively recently that one has been able to begin to distinguish the particularities of a specific EU approach to FDI, especially when placed within a broader developmental context.