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...
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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...
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Our Head of Centre Dr Caiphas Chekwoti, who doubles up as the WTO Chair in Tanzania spoke on the Investment facilitation aspects of the AfCFTA Protocol on investment, synergies with the #IFD Agreement, including implementation and technical-assistance and capacity-building support needs at the ongoing WTO Chairs conference in Geneva. See below what he said. “Logistics...
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ESAMI-trapca represented by our trade law expert Mr. Thokozani James Ngwira provided Trade Law technical expertise to the COMESA court on cases related to unfair competition and trade remedies. For more information on related services contact us at
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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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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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The launch of trade capacity-building activities in Tanzania under the WTO Chairs Programme was marked at an event on 31 March at the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa, an institution within the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute. Speaking at the event, Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang said: “We are confident that the appointed team...
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