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South Africa welcomes product exclusion for some steel and aluminium products from the Section 232 duties

South Africa welcomes product exclusion for some steel and aluminium products from the Section 232 duties

25 Oct 18  News
The US Department of Commerce has granted product exemptions for imports of 161 aluminium and 36 steel products from the Section 232 duties that the United States imposed against f...
South African Poultry Association files an Application for setting aside AGOA

South African Poultry Association files an Application for setting aside AGOA

01 Oct 18  Blog
How do private parties involved in intra-African trade protect their rights and interests which may flow from the application of trade agreements? They do not, as a rule, enjoy sta...
An Analysis of the United States’ Automotive Tariff Threat

An Analysis of the United States’ Automotive Tariff Threat

20 Sep 18  Publications
On 23 May 2018, Secretary of the United States Commerce Department Wilbur Ross launched a Section 232 investigation as to whether automotive imports are hurting US national securit...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Aug 18  News
Africa’s trade and investment relations: selected updates from recent events Prime Minister Theresa May in Cape Town (i) Joint statement by UK, SACU and Mozambique on a future ...
Joint release by USTR Robert Lighthizer and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Peter Munya

Joint release by USTR Robert Lighthizer and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Peter Munya

29 Aug 18  News
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Peter Munya (represented by Trade Principal Secretary Dr. Ch...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Aug 18  News
Underway, in Arusha: Meeting of EAC-SACU technical officials on an exchange of tariff offers Starting today, in Nairobi: EAC meeting to develop a harmonised framewo...
Response to IIPA comments to USTR regarding South Africa’s Copyright Amendments Bill and AGOA eligibility

Response to IIPA comments to USTR regarding South Africa’s Copyright Amendments Bill and AGOA eligibility

27 Aug 18  News
IIPA claims that South Africa’s copyright reform bill would make the country ineligible for AGOA benefits The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is conducting its annual ...
ECOWAS moves to develop regional strategies for AGOA, TIFA

ECOWAS moves to develop regional strategies for AGOA, TIFA

20 Aug 18  News
A Technical Working Group (TWG) comprising of focal points from Directorates of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) recommended that regional a...
Supporting Lesotho’s economic diversification and trade integration: Structural transformation through greater export competitiveness

Supporting Lesotho’s economic diversification and trade integration: Structural transformation through greater export competitiveness

10 Aug 18  News
This report provides a multifaceted diagnostic overview of Lesotho’s export competitiveness, including an assessment of medium-term impacts of potential trade policy changes, bas...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Aug 18  News
The 5th COMESA Annual Research Forum is underway in Nairobi: download the programme (pdf) The annual meetings of the African Caucus for the World Bank and the International Moneta...
Trade under Africa bloc will create ‘respect’

Trade under Africa bloc will create ‘respect’

06 Aug 18  News
The East African Community should channel its resources to the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as an alternative to pacts with Europe, Asia and t...
Rwanda AGOA exit signals era of reciprocal trading

Rwanda AGOA exit signals era of reciprocal trading

06 Aug 18  News
Last week, the Trump administration announced the withdrawal of benefits for Rwanda to export apparel duty-free to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). This ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Aug 18  News
Starting today, in Addis Ababa: AfCFTA negotiations on Rules of Origin (1-11 August) Diarise: 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SADC (17-18 August, Wind...
AGOA Forum 2018 outcomes: where to for a future bilateral trade relationship between the United States and Africa?

AGOA Forum 2018 outcomes: where to for a future bilateral trade relationship between the United States and Africa?

31 Jul 18  Blog
Earlier in July 2018 the annual United States – Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (“AGOA Forum”) drew to a conclusion in Washington, D.C. This annual ev...
US, African officials prepare for post-AGOA trade future

US, African officials prepare for post-AGOA trade future

20 Jul 18  News
African and US officials, private sector representatives, and members of civil society organisations gathered last week in Washington for the 17th African Growth and Opportunity Ac...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Jul 18  News
Featured tweet, @WTOAccessions: Did you know that 9 of the 22 countries in the queue for WTO membership are from the African continent? Download: Latest WTO Accessions Newsletter, ...
Davies: Steel and aluminium exports to US no threat to national security

Davies: Steel and aluminium exports to US no threat to national security

16 Jul 18  News
South Africa’s steel and aluminium exports to the United States does not pose any threat to US national security, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Davies was speakin...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jul 18  News
The Ministerial session of the Sectoral Council of Ministers Responsible for EAC Affairs and Planning takes place tomorrow in Burundi. African Business interview with Prof Carlos ...
AGOA remains critical in developing regional value chains in Africa

AGOA remains critical in developing regional value chains in Africa

13 Jul 18  News
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies participated in the opening day of the 17th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum being held in Washington DC from 11-12 ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Jul 18  News
A Tripartite Consultative Workshop starts tomorrow in Arusha, ending on 17 July. China’s trade policy review started yesterday at the WTO: the reports submitted by the WTO secre...

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