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04 Sep 20  News
National news Pace of reform to determine shape of SA’s capital-equipment export recovery (Engineering News) About 40% of capital equipment exported from South Africa has been ...
How Trade Arrangements such as AGOA can drive Industrialisation in Less Developed Africa

How Trade Arrangements such as AGOA can drive Industrialisation in Less Developed Africa

03 Sep 20  Blog
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is an act of the United States Congress, passed in 2000 and with the purpose of granting qualifying sub-Saharan African (SSA) countrie...
May AfCFTA State Parties conclude new Trade Agreements?

May AfCFTA State Parties conclude new Trade Agreements?

28 Jul 20  Blog
In order to answer the question posed above one has to study the legal instruments adopted for the purpose of establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). An impo...
South Africa and the United States Generalised System of Preferences Country Practice Review: What implications for preferential access to the US market?

South Africa and the United States Generalised System of Preferences Country Practice Review: What implications for preferential access to the US market?

06 Jul 20  Publications
One of the early and notable achievements of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), established in 1964, was to conceive the Generalised System of Prefer...
COVID-19: Africa and the United States to remain key partners, says President Kagame

COVID-19: Africa and the United States to remain key partners, says President Kagame

26 Jun 20  News
On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) launched its inaugural Leaders Forum – a high level virtual forum to bring together Heads of State, senior USG and Af...
Proposed Kenya-United States FTA Agreement: Negotiation Principles, Objectives and Scope

Proposed Kenya-United States FTA Agreement: Negotiation Principles, Objectives and Scope

25 Jun 20  News
Kenya and the United States, in February 2020, jointly announced their intent to initiate negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between themselves. Towards this end, the Mi...
The United States-Kenya Free Trade Area (FTA): insights into the bilateral trade relationship and early progress on setting terms for an FTA

The United States-Kenya Free Trade Area (FTA): insights into the bilateral trade relationship and early progress on setting terms for an FTA

17 Jun 20  Publications
On 6 February 2020, US President Donald Trump announced the United States’ intention to initiate negotiations with Kenya on a bilateral Free Trade Area (FTA). This followed a mee...
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04 Jun 20  News
Rosa Whitaker, Stephen Lande: US trade is key to driving Africa’s post-coronavirus recovery (US News) AGOA expires in 2025. Ideally it would be superseded by a US-Africa free tr...
Summary of Specific Negotiating Objectives for the initiation of United States-Kenya trade agreement negotiations

Summary of Specific Negotiating Objectives for the initiation of United States-Kenya trade agreement negotiations

29 May 20  News
Introduction On March 17, 2020, the Trump Administration notified Congress that the President intends to negotiate a trade agreement with the Republic of Kenya, in accordance with...
South Africa’s redesignation as a ‘developed country’ in United States trade remedies legislation and investigations: possible impacts and consequences

South Africa’s redesignation as a ‘developed country’ in United States trade remedies legislation and investigations: possible impacts and consequences

18 May 20  Publications
In recent weeks and months, numerous media headlines and associated articles have focused on the United States-South Africa trade relationship, some going as far as proclaiming tha...
South Africa’s new status as a ‘developed country’ for purposes of United States’ subsidies and countervailing duty investigations

South Africa’s new status as a ‘developed country’ for purposes of United States’ subsidies and countervailing duty investigations

04 May 20  Blog
Earlier this year, on 10 February 2020, the United States announced changes to the way in which it would conduct aspects of its trade remedy investigations, including that South Af...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

19 Mar 20  News
The AfCFTA and the US-Kenya Free Trade Agreement challenge: getting beyond divide-and-rule (Wilson Center’s African Program) Hardly had South African President Cyril Ramaphosa s...
Trump Administration notifies Congress of intent to negotiate trade agreement with Kenya

Trump Administration notifies Congress of intent to negotiate trade agreement with Kenya

18 Mar 20  News
At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today (17 March) notified Congress that the Trump Administration will negotiate ...
South Africa under GSP country review: what implications for preferential exports to the United States?

South Africa under GSP country review: what implications for preferential exports to the United States?

18 Jan 20  Publications
On 25 March 2019, the United States Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice through the Federal Register on its annual Generalized System of Prefere...
tralac's Daily News Selection

tralac's Daily News Selection

21 Nov 19  News
The 21st Ordinary Meeting of the Summit of the EAC Heads of State, scheduled for 30 November, has been postponed. EAC Secretary General,  Ambassador Liberat Mfumukeko said o...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Nov 19  News
Next week in Durban: Afreximbank’s Trade Finance Seminar (4-7 November), to be followed by a one day Factoring workshop. The programme can be accessed here. AfDB shareholders ap...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Sep 19  News
Tributes continue to pour in following the death of Nigeria's chief trade negotiator and one of the AfCFTA's architects, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe.  A selection: (i)  Dav...
AGOA Forum 2019: Reflections and new developments

AGOA Forum 2019: Reflections and new developments

12 Sep 19  Blog
The 2019 AGOA Forum took place early August in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, under the banner of “AGOA and the Future: Developing a new trade paradigm to guide US-Africa trade and i...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Aug 19  News
2019 Indonesia-Africa Infrastructure Dialogue: updates Inka aims to secure Rp 7 trillion worth of order contracts from African, Asian countries. State-owned train manufacturin...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Aug 19  News
The 39th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SADC, and preceding meetings, starts tomorrow in Dar es Salaam, ending on 18 August Funding the AfCFTA Secretariat...

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