Tanzania

Quick Facts

Official Name United Republic of Tanzania Tanzania
Capital Dar es Salaam
Location Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique
Area total: 945,087 sq km land: 886,037 sq km water: 59,050 sq km note: includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba, and Zanzibar
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Trade Agreements

Cotonou Agreement

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The Cotonou Agreement is aimed at the reduction and eventual eradication of poverty while contributing to sustainable development and to the gradual integration of ACP countries into the world economy. The revised Cotonou Agreement is also concerned with the fight against impunity and promotion of criminal justice through the International Criminal Court. The agreement also provides for reciprocal trade agreements, meaning that not only the EU provides duty-free access to its markets for ACP exports, but ACP countries also provide duty-free access to their own markets for EU exports.

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EU- Cameroon Interim Economic Partnership Agreement

Cameroon agreed an interim EPA with the EU in December 2007. This agreement was put in place to prevent disruption to Cameroon’s exports to the EU after the trade provisions of the Cotonou Agreement expired at the end of that month and provides additional time to negotiate a full regional EPA. As a result, the main exports of Cameroon still enjoy preferential access to EU markets. These include trade in aluminium, cocoa, bananas and other agricultural products worth around €314 million a year.This country-specific interim EPA is a temporary solution while negotiations to replace it with a full EPA covering the entire Central African region are ongoing. The full EPA will entirely replace this interim agreement.

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European Union - South Africa Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement (TDCA_)

Their main objective is to create a free-trade area between South Africa and the EU over an asymmetric, transitional period of 12 years - which means that the EU and South Africa will open their markets to each other at a different pace.

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Trade Organizations

African Cotton and Textile Industry Federation (ACTIF)

ACTIF is a trade body that aims to promote specific concerns of the industry and promote improved competitiveness in both regional and global market place. Membership emphasis on private sector “ownership” with strong allegiance of nationally based trade institutions. ACTIF comprises of an Executive and four action committees: 1) Global Trade Initiatives, 2)Investment and Finance, 3)Inter-Regional Trade and Supply Chain, 4)Production, Ginning and Lint Trade

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Cooperation for Fair Trade in Africa (COFTA)

COFTA is composed of 70 member organizations from 30 Africa countries. It is a grass root organization that aims toward Fair Trade. Aims to provide a forum for collaboration and networking amongst AFTO and develop the fair trade movement and the economic empowerment of the disadvantaged African producers.

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East African Community (EAC)

EAC is a pillar of the AEC and seeks to widen and deepen co-operation among its members. They are seeking to establish a Common Market by 2010 and a Monetary Union by 2012.

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