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Tanzania leads East Africa in drawing American investments
Total foreign direct investments from the US to Tanzania was $1.5 billion in 2019. Tanzania is followed by Kenya - which received $353 million in the same year.
Bye-bye regional implementation, hello variable geometry
The EU-Kenya agreement to implement the Economic Partnership Agreement originally planned with the entire East African Community unties the Gordian knot between its supporters and opponents among African countries in the short term, but has long-term consequences beyond the divergence of tariffs towards the EU.
Burundi has officially ratified the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area
In a document that was made public this Tuesday, July 6, 2021, it was confirmed that Burundi officially ratified the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area on June 17, 2021.
Standoff between Burundi, EU delays signing of EPA
A standoff between Burundi and the European Union over political sanctions is set to further delay the signing and ratification of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the East African Community.
Burundi Government urges EU to remove sanctions
First-vice speaker of Burundi Senate said Burundi will not have the courage to ratify the Economic Partnership Agreement in the context of economic sanctions imposed against it.
Divided EAC pushes EU agreement to January
Kenya will have to lobby for its own duty-free market access to Europe to shield its exports to the European Union from taxes.
​Burundi faces new European Union campaign to intensify economic sanctions
European lawmakers want Burundi excluded from becoming beneficiary of free trade agreement between the EU and the East African Community
UE: polémique autour d’un accord commercial avec le Burundi
La Commission européenne est sur la voie d’un accord commercial avec cinq pays d’Afrique de l’Est et centrale, dont le Burundi. Ce texte ne réjouit pas tous les députés européens, notamment à cause de la situation des droits de l’homme au Burundi
Comesa bloc grants $6m to Burundi
Burundi has received euro 4.4 million (US$6.4 million) grant from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) under the adjustment facility.
US-EAC TIFA (2008)
Exporters want fast review of Rwanda, Burundi FTA
The government has crossed the threshold in reviewing the Free Trade Agreement with Rwanda and Burundi.
Uganda urged to sign free trade pacts with neighbors
Uganda has been urged to sign free trade agreements with Rwanda and Burundi in order to waive customs duties.