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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...
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...
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...
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...
tralac-KAM AGOA Awareness workshops – Kenya, November 2017

tralac-KAM AGOA Awareness workshops – Kenya, November 2017

29 Nov 17  Event
In the week of 13 November, TRALAC, represented by Associate Eckart Naumann and Kenya-based Associate Dr Henry Mutai, was invited to partner with the Kenya Association of Manufactu...
Trade facilitation to be among topics of meeting on Doing Business in Africa

Trade facilitation to be among topics of meeting on Doing Business in Africa

15 Nov 17  News
The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa will hold an open meeting November 29 to deliberate on analysis of the top three obstacles U.S. companies face in app...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Oct 17  News
CFTA negotiations: chief negotiators conclude 7th round of negotiations (AU) The negotiators (2-7 October) made substantial progress towards the conclusion of CFTA negotiations an...
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...

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