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Africa has the youngest population in the world, with 70% of sub-Saharan Africa under the age of 30. On World Youth Skills Day, ESAMI-trapca joins the world in recognising the potential of young people as catalysts for trade and developmant and commit to providing them with the trade knowledge, experience and opportunities they need to bring a prosperous and sustainable Africa. Together, we can shape a brighter future where no...
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Alumni Spotlight: Celebrating our Graduate’s Success! ESAMI Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa – ESAMI-trapca takes immense pride in our MSc Trade Policy and Trade Law alumni. They play a pivotal role in shaping national, regional, continental, and multilateral trade agendas, enabling countries to harness opportunities from international trade arrangements. With their trade expertise, competence, and unwavering determination, our alumni are actively contributing to regional, continental, and multilateral outcomes. Join...
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Small to Medium Enterprises(SMEs) bear the burden of inefficiencies that come with a lack of digital infrastructure, a non-inclusive financial sector, cumbersome costly border procedures, and stringent trade restrictive regulatory framework of standards. Regulatory barriers, including excessive bureaucracy, high taxes, and complex legal frameworks, hamper the growth and cross-border expansion of  SMEs. Despite the many challenges faced by the SMEs, they continued to constitute the lion’s share of domestic market...
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ESAMI-trapca through our Trade Facilitation Expert – cum Digital Trade Expert, Tsotetsi Makong, is providing technical support in the formulation of the East African Community’s (EAC) consideration of outstanding negotiation issues in the context of AfCFTA Protocol on Digital Trade negotiations. This invaluable support is being offered during the EAC Experts Meeting on AfCFTA’s Draft 2.0 Protocol on Digital Trade, held in Mombasa, Kenya.
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The Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA) is a Centre within the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI), which is an intergovernmental institute that is ISO certified and recognized by UNECA as a Centre of Excellence.

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