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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jun 17  News
A reminder that the SACU Summit takes place today in Swaziland. tralac’s Weekly Newsletter is posted. Talkmore Chidede examines investment policy reforms in Africa: How can they...
Kagame speaks out on US threat over used clothes ban

Kagame speaks out on US threat over used clothes ban

23 Jun 17  News
President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda will proceed with the planned phase-out of importation of second-hand clothes despite the threats that it could lead to a review of eligi...
US trade policy under President Trump and its implications for Africa

US trade policy under President Trump and its implications for Africa

22 Jun 17  Publications
President Donald Trump was elected on a platform that emphasized bringing jobs back to the United States (US) that had been lost to foreign competition. A recent report from the Of...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Jun 17  News
Event pointers: Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement: 4th Meeting of the Parties (23-30 June, Mauritius) OECD Global Forum for Responsible Business Conduct (29-30 June, Pari...
USTR announces AGOA out-of-cycle review for Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda

USTR announces AGOA out-of-cycle review for Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda

21 Jun 17  News
The Office of the United States Trade Representative on 20 June announced the initiation of an out-of-cycle review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to receive ben...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jun 17  News
The 5th SACU Summit takes place on Friday in Swaziland. Swaziland as the current Chair of SACU has successfully led a process that facilitated discussions within SACU on the transf...
After AGOA: SA must prepare for two-way free trade agreements with US

After AGOA: SA must prepare for two-way free trade agreements with US

19 Jun 17  News
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says America’s relationship with Africa “has to continue its transition from being ‘AID-based’ to ‘TRADE-based’”. “To that end, h...
CFTA Modalities on Goods and Services adopted in Niamey

CFTA Modalities on Goods and Services adopted in Niamey

19 Jun 17  News
The sixth meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) was held from the 5th to 10th of June 2017, in Niamey, Niger, followed by the third meeting of the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jun 17  News
A selection of updates on the G20 Africa Partnership: Investing in a Common Future Merkel calls for greater investment in Africa ahead of G20 summit. Underscoring the pressure Afr...
Conference of the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

Conference of the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

05 Jun 17  News
The African Union Commission (AUC) Department of Trade and Industry, in collaboration with the Government of Niger, is organising a Conference of the African Union Ministers of Tra...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 May 17  News
Latest tralac Newsletter: Willemien Viljoen comments on Africa’s recent agricultural trade performance Just posted: Africans moved more freely in 2016, according to second ...
House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on U.S. interests in Africa

House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on U.S. interests in Africa

19 May 17  News
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) convened a hearing entitled “U.S. Interests in Africa” on Thursday, 18 May 2017. Testimonies were delivered by General W...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 May 17  News
Later this week, in Addis: the Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VIII Expert Group Meeting (10-11 May) Africa Integration Index: Fourth edition launched (Visa) This index ...
President Trump signs two executive orders on trade

President Trump signs two executive orders on trade

02 May 17  News
Extracts from the remarks by President Donald Trump at the signing of two Executive Orders on Trade in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 29 April 2017 “We believe in ‘Made in the USA,...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Apr 17  News
Featured newsletters: tralac: Protectionist trade policies to address the declining labour share of national income? SWAC: SWAC/OECD Secretariat signs MOU with University of Flo...
Kenya: Agoa doubts cut US exports 12pc

Kenya: Agoa doubts cut US exports 12pc

21 Apr 17  News
The volume of apparel shipped to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) declined by 12.1 per cent last year even as uncertainty clouds the 17-year-old preferent...
Lesotho’s textiles, apparel and footwear manufacturing industry

Lesotho’s textiles, apparel and footwear manufacturing industry

09 Apr 17  News
Africa’s inspired apparel sourcing hotspot Employment, wages & working conditions The combined, textile, apparel and footwear manufacturing industry remains Lesotho’s lar...
Plan to ban used clothes, shoes puts Agoa gains at risk

Plan to ban used clothes, shoes puts Agoa gains at risk

10 Mar 17  News
East Africa’s eligibility to retain duty-free access to markets in the United States under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) is at risk following concerns raised by Wa...
First contours of a new American-African Policy and a new Era of Trade with the North?

First contours of a new American-African Policy and a new Era of Trade with the North?

08 Mar 17  Publications
This Trade Brief looks at some of the implications for Africa of the election of Mr. Donald Trump as the 45th American President, as well as considering broader international trade...
Trump and Africa: Imagining a positive legacy

Trump and Africa: Imagining a positive legacy

27 Feb 17  News
The contours of Trump’s Africa policy are emerging, although key appointments, such as the assistant secretary of state for African affairs, have yet to be made. On February 13,...

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