Fact booklet: Unpacking Trade & Investment

Fact booklet: Unpacking Trade & Investment

Controlling the South: the case of East Africa | Written by Yash Tandon | Published by RLS Brussels Office | February 2017

This paper falls within the overall theme of mega-regional trade and investment agreements that have proliferated in recent years. It addresses the question of whether they are improving or worsening the condition of countries in the Global South. Read more …

Paper: An Analysis of the Rendezvous Clause in the EAC-EU-EPA

Paper: An Analysis of the Rendezvous Clause in the EAC-EU-EPA

Implications on Uganda’s and EAC’s economy and on people’s livelihoods | Written by SEATINI Uganda | March 2016

After 12 years of challenging negotiations, the EAC and EU concluded the Economic Partnership Agreements in October 2014. Nevertheless, critical issues contained in the so-called Rendezvous Clause of the Agreement are yet to be finalized by the two Parties. The analysis examines the rendezvous clause, likely implications on EAC’s economy and peoples’ livelihood and provides recommendations. Read more …

Paper: The Rise of Mega-Trading Blocs

Paper: The Rise of Mega-Trading Blocs

… and their systemic implications | Presented by Nathan Irumba, Chief Executive Director, SEATINI | May 2015

A paper presented by Ambassador Nathan Irumba, Chief Executive Director, SEATINI during the conference on mega-trading blocs and the failure of African trade organised by The Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), 26-27 May 2015. The paper gives an overview of the new dynamics in the global trading system and the implications for the development prospects for Africa and the developing world.