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19 August 2019

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Handover of the SACU Chairmanship

The Republic of Namibia assumed the Chairmanship of SACU, effective 15 July 2019 to 14 July 2020, taking over from the Kingdom of Lesotho, whose term commenced on 15 July 2018 and ended on 14 July 2019. The Republic of Namibia will therefore chair the SACU Summit of Heads of State or Government, the Council of Ministers and SACU Commission, respectively.


Conclusion of the Bilateral Tariff Negotiations between SACU and the EAC

CONCLUSION OF THE BILATERAL TARIFF NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN SACU AND THE EAC 1. The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), which was launched on 10th June 2015, aims to establish a single market for 27 African countries with a combined population of about 700 million people (57% of Africa’s population), and Gross Domestic Product above USD 1.4 trillion.


Joint Communique 1st EU-SADC EPA Joint Council Meeting

The first Meeting of the Joint Council of the EU-SADC (Southern African Development Community) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), was held on Tuesday, 19th February 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. Honourable Bogolo Joy Kenewendo, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry of Botswana and EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom co-chaired the meeting. Commissioner Malmstrom was accompanied by Honourable Ms Maria Magdalena Grigore, State Secretary for Development Cooperation of Romania and representing the Presidency of the Council of the EU.


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