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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...
African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum: preview

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum: preview

04 Aug 17  News
Transcript from an Africa Regional Media Hub press briefing with Mr. Peter Henry Barlerin, Deputy Assistant Secretary: Bureau of African Affairs, and Ms. Constance A. Hamilton...
Lesotho Budget Speech 2017-18

Lesotho Budget Speech 2017-18

01 Aug 17  News
“Pursuing fiscal sustainability within the context of political instability and insecurity” Delivered to Parliament by Honourable Dr. Moeketsi Majoro, Minister of Finance, in ...
USTR publishes 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

USTR publishes 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

01 Aug 17  News
The 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE) is the 32nd in an annual series that highlights significant foreign barriers to U.S. exports. This...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Jul 17  News
Uganda Bureau of Statistics: Imports exports by region and country of origin, 2011 – 2016 South Africa: June 2017 trade surplus (SARS) The R10.67bn trade balance surplus for Ju...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Jul 17  News
Starting on Monday: 2nd SADC Industrialisation Week: Partnering with the private sector in developing industry and regional value chains. Southern Africa Trust briefing 37th Ordin...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Jul 17  News
Starting tomorrow, in Harare: Measuring and implementing trade facilitation in Zimbabwe Next week, in Abuja: Establishing a trade facilitation roadmap in Nigeria At WTO: Goods ne...
Trade experts fault US over AGOA review

Trade experts fault US over AGOA review

24 Jul 17  News
The American government has been faulted by trade and economic experts for the out-of-cycle review of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which could see Rwanda and East ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jul 17  News
Today, in Dar es Salaam: Development cooperation between China and Tanzania: trade and investment (ESRF, China Agricultural University). Twitter updates: #TanzaniaChinaConf Starti...
EAC officials oppose US bid to review Agoa trade deal over mitumba ban

EAC officials oppose US bid to review Agoa trade deal over mitumba ban

17 Jul 17  News
Senior officials from Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda argued in Washington on Thursday that their collective phase-out of used clothing (mitumba) imports should not result in any loss ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jul 17  News
Reminder: Today’s out-of-cycle hearing on AGOA eligibility for Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania Commentary by Fredrick Kamusiime: The Review of AGOA Eligibility Status fo...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jul 17  News
Featured infographic: Visualizing trade flows among G20 nations Starting tomorrow, in Geneva: Sixth Global Review of Aid for Trade Lily Sommer, Heini Suominen, David Luke: Aid fo...
Public Hearing concerning out-of-cycle review of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda eligibility for benefits under AGOA: Comments received

Public Hearing concerning out-of-cycle review of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda eligibility for benefits under AGOA: Comments received

10 Jul 17  News
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), in consultation with the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), has announced the initiation of an out-of-cycle review of...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jul 17  News
Ban on Dar’s products in Nairobi sparks trade, diplomatic dispute (The EastAfrican) Presidents John Magufuli and Uhuru Kenyatta have stepped in to stem an escalating trade war t...
US urges Tanzania to lift ban on chicken

US urges Tanzania to lift ban on chicken

04 Jul 17  News
Tanzania has maintained a hardline position on its ban on imports of chicken and poultry products from the US, which it imposed in 2006, and now Washington is pushing discussi...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016

03 Jul 17  Publications
Regional integration continues to enjoy strong political support in Africa. But the winds of change blowing in the global economy are being felt on the continent too. It is clear t...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jun 17  News
Kenya: Draft Investment Policy (GoK) Up to now, Kenya has not had a single and clearly defined policy solely focusing on investment generation and retention. The Government of Ken...
Secondhand clothes ban shelved to save Agoa trade agreement

Secondhand clothes ban shelved to save Agoa trade agreement

26 Jun 17  News
Kenya has retreated from a proposed ban on used clothes, reversed tariff increases and held confidential meetings with US officials ahead of a decision by Washington to review duty...

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