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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...
tralac’s Daily News selection

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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Aug 19  News
Featured tweet, @Yadeyemi: The AU is developing a continental trade facilitation strategy with a concrete implementation plan involving ICT, logistics, SMEs, NTBs, etc, the AU told...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Aug 19  News
The Ministerial Session of the 2019 AGOA Forum began to today in Abidjan: selected updates The theme of this year’s Forum is AGOA and the Future: Developing a new trade para...
Trade Facilitation: towards a practical agenda for southern Africa – Cape Town, 25 July 2019

Trade Facilitation: towards a practical agenda for southern Africa – Cape Town, 25 July 2019

05 Aug 19  Event
On 25 July, tralac and USAID hosted a workshop on trade facilitation in southern Africa. Participants were from civil society, government and the private sector. Discussions were ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Aug 19  News
Diarise: tralac’s Certificate Course on International Trade Law and Policy for Africa’s Development (starting 23 September): Applications close on 9 August East Afric...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Jul 19  News
Special issue on US-SSA trade and investment The public hearing, US Trade and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: recent trends and new developments, takes place today, 24 July, in ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Jul 19  News
Diarise: Next year’s 2020 Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will take place in Addis Ababa, 18-24 March, on the theme The future of Af...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Jun 19  News
Today, in Rome: The Third AU-EU Agriculture Ministerial Conference is held on the theme; Promoting Sustainable Regional Agricultural Value Chains. Downloads: Concep...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 May 19  News
Small African economies in a more uncertain global trade environment: the potential impact of post-AGOA scenarios for Lesotho  (World Bank) This paper provides a forward-look...

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