Source: TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) |

Media advisory: East African Trade Development Forum, Feb 28 – 1 March 2018, Kampala, Uganda: Transforming East Africa through Trade

REGISTER to attend the East African Trade Development Forum: https://goo.gl/qCVoCf

Media advisory: East African Trade Development Forum, Feb 28 – 1 Mar 2018: Transforming East Africa through Trade Hosted by: TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) When: Feb 28 – 1 Mar 2018 Where: Kampala, Uganda, Speke Resort Munyonyo The issues:   Trade facilitation has made a big difference to competitiveness in the…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa: Annual Furniture Design Competition Winners to be Crowned at Homemakers Expo

Venue: The Ticketpro Dome, Corner Northumberland Road & Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding, Johannesburg

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the crowning of the 5th annual Furniture Design Competition winners set to take place at the 2018 Homemakers Expo.  DATE: Friday, 23 February 2018 TIME: 15:00 VENUE: The Ticketpro Dome, Corner Northumberland Road & Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding, Johannesburg The Furniture Design Competition…

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Source: DEAL 2018 (Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure) |

‘DEAL 2018’ trade show in Dubai set to propel the African leisure and amusement industries

Upcoming retail clusters and high demand for family entertainment concepts will drive the industry to the next level

DEAL 2018 (www.DEALMiddleEastShow.com) is the largest show in the amusement industry that is held closer to the African region. The show aims to provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African leisure, entertainment and amusement sector, as per International Expo Consults, the organisers of the show. Recent developments…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Foreign Minister Kono Pays a Courtesy Call on the President of Burkina Faso

Mr. Kono expressed his willingness to make an opportunity to introduce Burkina Faso to Japanese companies

On Friday, 16 February from 18:03 local time, for approximately 25 minutes, H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso, during his visit to Munich, Germany, to participate in Munich Security Conference. The overview is…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

United States Agency for International Development and Ghana Government Promote Food Safety to Boost Trade

Ghana can now resume exporting three kinds of gourds, chili pepper and eggplant to the European Union

On February 14, 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture hosted a forum to review progress made on the development of a pilot food safety and certification system in Ghana. Developing a sustainable traceability system was a crucial recommendation that supported…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa: The Department of Trade and Industry and the South African Electrotechnical Export Council to Host African Delegation During the 2018 Africa Energy Indaba Conference

The African delegation set to participate at this year’s conference hail from Kenya, Mozambique, South Sudan and Zambia

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) through Trade Invest Africa, in partnership with the South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) will host a high level delegation from several African countries to participate at the annual Africa Energy Indaba Conference that is set to take place at the Sandton…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Minister for Africa urges restraint and dialogue in Cameroon

Minister Harriett Baldwin visits Cameroon to discuss how to de-escalate current tensions, and also visits Côte D’Ivoire to discuss illegal wildlife trade

Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development, Harriett Baldwin, visited West Africa between 11 and 14 February. On her first trip to the region since taking up this role, the Minister visited Cameroon and Côte D’Ivoire. During her visit to Cameroon (13…

Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) |

The Economy of Illicit Trade in West Africa

Tuesday 20 February 2018, 8:30 a.m. media briefing, 9:30 a.m. launch event, OECD Conference Centre, 2 rue André-Pascal, 75016 Paris

Some USD 50 billion leaves Africa each year in illicit financial flows – more than the continent receives in development aid – in a vicious cycle that aggravates poverty and insecurity and enriches criminal networks. The OECD will launch a new report, Illicit Financial Flows: The economy of Illicit Trade…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa: Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission to Host Annual Conference on Improving State Procurement for Real Economic Empowerment

The conference will focus on state procurement, grants, incentives, licensing and concessions as means to achieve real economic transformation

State procurement will come under the spotlight at the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission’s annual conference that will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on Thursday, 15 March 2018. The theme of the conference, Improving State Procurement for Real Empowerment, aimed at finding effective ways in…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

British Trade Envoy to Egypt visits Cairo and Alexandria

Over 50 UK companies join Sir Jeffrey Donaldson on a visit to develop trade and investment links between the UK and Egypt

British Trade Envoy to Egypt, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, arrived in Egypt on 11 February for a 5 day visit, heading up the largest British trade delegation in nearly 2 decades. The visit will focus on the sectors of oil and gas, education, infrastructure and health. The UK is Egypt’s largest…