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“Take daily actions that propel you towards your aspirations.” Today, our team led by Dr Caiphas Chekwoti, Head of Centre, ESAMI Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa – Esami-trapca and Mr Thokozani Ngwira, Trade Law Expert, had a remarkable chance to engage with Hon Dr. Mwigulu Nchemba, the Minister of Finance and Planning for the...
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Executive Summary The study aims to examine the effects of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) on trade; the case of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). In the regional agreements, the earliest concern was a reduction of tariff. However, the NTBs become a major threat for trade more than tariff these days (Olayiwola, 2020). There...
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My career took a drastic positive turn in 2007 when I enrolled first for a Certificate in Economic Foundations of Trade and Trade Policy, then subsequently, the prestigious Master of Science Degree in International Trade Policy and Trade Law. This enhanced my understanding of international trade and put me a step ahead of most of...
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ESAMI-trapca takes pride in Alumni under our MSc Trade Policy and Trade Law, as they are at the center stage of the national, regional, continental and multilateral trade agenda facilitating countries to harness opportunities from #internationaltrade arrangements. Empowered with #trade expertise, competence, and determination, our alumni are making trade part of the solution by shaping...
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This webinar was organized by ESAMI-Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa(Esami-trapca) WTO Chairs Program team to discuss the African context of emerging IP issues in digital trade and their implications for women in commemoration of the World Intellectual Property Day.
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Today Monday 17th April 2023, Prof. Martin M Lwanga, Director General (DG) ESAMI together with Dr Caiphas Chekwoti, Head of Centre, ESAMI-trapca officially welcomed participants from 20 African nations, who were recently admitted to start their MSc in Trade Policy and Trade Law (Anglophone & Francophone) for their first 6 weeks block. In his welcome...
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“I joined ESAMI-trapca in 2018, by then I was an entry level Investment Promotion Officer in the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Malawi. I obtained my Postgraduate Diploma in 2019 and MSc in 2021. The knowledge, skills and the hands-on experience I gained throughout my education have been very invaluable and key in shaping...
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