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Dar pulls the plug on non-EPZ Kenyan goods

Dar pulls the plug on non-EPZ Kenyan goods

26 Sep 17  News
Tanzania has blocked preferential access for Kenyan textile goods manufactured outside the Export Processing Zone (EPZ), citing unfair competition for its own manufacturers. “Th...
U.S.-African partnerships: Advancing common interests

U.S.-African partnerships: Advancing common interests

14 Sep 17  News
Remarks by Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Under Secretary for Political Affairs, United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Introduction Good morning. Thank you Preside...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Sep 17  News
Starting today, in Dar es Salaam: Tanzania oil and gas congress. A DW commentary: Gas and oil key in East African integration UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board began its 64th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Sep 17  News
Starting, today in Accra: ACBF’s 26th Board of Governors Meeting on the theme Enhancing access to and absorption of development resources in Africa. The Atlantic Council launche...
Press statement in support of Swaziland’s eligibility status for AGOA

Press statement in support of Swaziland’s eligibility status for AGOA

04 Sep 17  News
The Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA) representing 9 000 workers in the textile and apparel industry, the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) representing 40 00...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Aug 17  News
Interim EPA between the EU and the Eastern and Southern African States: report by the WTO Secretariat The Interim Agreement establishing a Framework for an Economic Partnership Ag...
2017 Annual and out-of-cycle AGOA eligibility reviews: Transcripts from the Public Hearings

2017 Annual and out-of-cycle AGOA eligibility reviews: Transcripts from the Public Hearings

31 Aug 17  News
The Trade Preferences Extension Act (TPEA) of 2015, which extended the AGOA trade preference program through 2025, requires that the Administration annually publish a Federal ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Aug 17  News
International trade statistics: Continued, albeit slower, G20 merchandise trade growth in Q2 2017 (OECD) G20 international merchandise trade (seasonally adjusted and expressed in ...
Africa’s used clothing imports

Africa’s used clothing imports

28 Aug 17  Infographics
Trade in used-clothing has become big business in some African countries, contributing to employment for many people who earn their livelihood from the business. Global trade exce...
United States (US) trade with Africa – 2016

United States (US) trade with Africa – 2016

25 Aug 17  Infographics
Trade data for 2016 reveals that total trade between the United States and Africa was close to US$ 50 billion. US imports from Africa in 2016 were just above US$27 billion and expo...
US assures Africa AGOA pact is here to stay

US assures Africa AGOA pact is here to stay

17 Aug 17  News
The United States is determined to deepen trade with sub-Sahara Africa following assurances that the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) deal is safe under the Trump administ...
US-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation (AGOA) Forum 2017: Opening statement by the AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry

US-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation (AGOA) Forum 2017: Opening statement by the AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry

17 Aug 17  News
Statement by Ambassador Albert M. Muchanga, African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry, at the opening ceremony of the 16th AGOA Forum Lomé, Togo, 8-10 August 2017 I...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Aug 17  News
Concluding today, in Kampala: ATAF, URA, AfDB high-level dialogue on the nexus between tax policy and tax administration Concept note (pdf): Much of the traditional tax regime for...
AGOA: Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits in Calendar Year 2018

AGOA: Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits in Calendar Year 2018

16 Aug 17  News
Federal Register Notice This notice announces the initiation of the annual review of the eligibility of the sub-Saharan African countries to receive the benefits of the African Gr...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Aug 17  News
Profiled tweet, @jattamensah: In Addis on 9/8/17, @_AfricanUnion finance ministers agreed to meet financing targets set in 2015 by 2020 Finance Ministers of the AU Member States: ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Aug 17  News
Today, by video conference: 3rd meeting of the CFTA TWGs, dedicated session on Annex A – Trade in Goods tralac Discussion: The final Trade Remedy arrangement of the Tripartite F...
Trade in second-hand clothes: the bigger picture

Trade in second-hand clothes: the bigger picture

10 Aug 17  Publications
In the past few months, trade in second-hand clothes has led to much debate on the African continent. Second-hand clothes are being sent to Africa, either having been donated for c...
As US, China fight for Africa, Trump increases AGOA Fund to $21.8bn

As US, China fight for Africa, Trump increases AGOA Fund to $21.8bn

10 Aug 17  News
Nigeria and other sub-Saharan countries will now tap more from free trade agreement under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), as President Donald Trump has approved doub...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Aug 17  News
The AGOA Forum 2017 begins today: the programme. Profiled AGOA Forum tweet, by SACU’s ES, Paulina Elago: Attending the African Trade Ministers’ preparatory meeting ahead of th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Aug 17  News
Concluding today, in Gaborone: 2017 African Caucus Governors of the World Bank Group and the IMF, and delegates from countries on the African continent met here in Gaborone on Thu...

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