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Tanzania, Uganda survive as Rwanda is removed from Agoa beneficiaries list

Tanzania, Uganda survive as Rwanda is removed from Agoa beneficiaries list

03 Apr 18  News
Rwanda has been suspended from accessing the American market under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), following Kigali’s refusal to rescind a decision to lock out sec...
Controversy over American Tariffs on imported Steel and Aluminium

Controversy over American Tariffs on imported Steel and Aluminium

15 Mar 18  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminium imports into the United States On Thursday 8 March 2018 the American President...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Mar 18  News
ECOWAS Commission gets a new President: Ivorian Jean-Claude Brou takes over from Marcel De Souza African Union Commission, US State Department perspectives on AU-US relations: Ch...
Secretary Tillerson’s meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat

Secretary Tillerson’s meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat

09 Mar 18  News
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with AUC Chairperson Moussa Faki on 8 March 2018 to reaffirm the United States’ and AU’s mutual respect and strong commitment to the shared...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Mar 18  News
The AfDB has appointed Moono Mupotola as Director, Regional Integration. Full details of this, and other senior management appointments, can be accessed here. SADC Ministers for E...
U.S.-Africa relations: A new framework

U.S.-Africa relations: A new framework

07 Mar 18  News
Remarks by Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State, at George Mason University, Virginia, 6 March 2018 MR CABRERA: Good morning, everyone. Thank you so much for being ...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Lesotho

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Lesotho

06 Mar 18  News
On February 14, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the Article IV consultation with the Kingdom of Lesotho. While Lesotho has grown faster than...
Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes

Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes

19 Feb 18  News
The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as “Chagua”, but Rwanda says the U.S shou...
US-African trade: Creating common ground amidst policy uncertainty?

US-African trade: Creating common ground amidst policy uncertainty?

16 Feb 18  News
As the US Administration moves forward with a trade policy for Africa and African leaders work toward regional harmonisation, common ground may be emerging focused on market opport...
AGOA seminar in Cape Town – February 2018

AGOA seminar in Cape Town – February 2018

15 Feb 18  Event
On 6 February, tralac (through tralac Associate Eckart Naumann) joined the Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town (WESGRO), along with the US embassy, the USA...
Three East Africa states in US crosshairs over mitumba ban

Three East Africa states in US crosshairs over mitumba ban

15 Feb 18  News
East African nations that are en-route to stopping importation of used clothes may soon pay a price for it following the US State Department’s announcement that Washington will i...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Feb 18  News
Starting today, in Tunis: AfDB workshop on staple crop processing zones in Africa Building on the analyses and findings of a Bank-led study on a sample of 10 African countries, th...
AGOA and South Africa

AGOA and South Africa

09 Feb 18  Infographics
On 6 February, tralac (through tralac Associate Eckart Naumann) joined the Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town (WESGRO), along with the US embassy, the USA...
Hearing on U.S. trade and investment with sub-Saharan Africa: Recent developments

Hearing on U.S. trade and investment with sub-Saharan Africa: Recent developments

24 Jan 18  News
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has launched an investigation to examine U.S. trade in goods and services and investment in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The investiga...
A tralac Perspective on the bigger picture for 2018

A tralac Perspective on the bigger picture for 2018

19 Jan 18  Blog
The Trade Law Centre (tralac) monitors integration, trade and governance in Africa. The fact that developments in Southern and Eastern Africa are more frequently covered does not m...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jan 18  News
AU Summit (22-29 January): Winning the fight against corruption – a sustainable path to Africa’s transformation Profiled AU summit commentaries, news reports: Paul Kagame: Unl...
House of Representatives passes AGOA and MCA Modernization Act

House of Representatives passes AGOA and MCA Modernization Act

18 Jan 18  News
On 17 January, the House of Representatives passed the AGOA and MCA Modernization Act (H.R. 3445), which strengthens both the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Mill...
American Society of International Law: Symposium on Africa and the Future of International Trade Regimes

American Society of International Law: Symposium on Africa and the Future of International Trade Regimes

04 Dec 17  News
On September 30, 2025, the World Trade Organization (WTO) waiver that allows the United States to extend trade preferences to African countries under the African Growth and Opportu...
Kenya’s exports to EAC countries decline

Kenya’s exports to EAC countries decline

04 Dec 17  News
Kenya’s exports to the East African region dropped in the first eight months of this year, with the largest decline being registered exports to Tanzania. New data shows that Tan...
The African Growth and Opportunity Act and the African Continental Free Trade Area

The African Growth and Opportunity Act and the African Continental Free Trade Area

01 Dec 17  News
This essay assesses and evaluates the extent to which the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) increased imports from AGOA eligible countries to the United States from 2001 to...

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