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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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 May 19  News
AfCFTA negotiations update, from @AUTradeIndustry:  The 15th meeting of the AfCFTA Negotiating Forum kicked off Monday at the African Union, Addis Ababa. The meeting will cons...
Trade Policy Review: East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda)

Trade Policy Review: East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda)

21 Mar 19  News
The third joint Trade Policy Review of the East African Community (EAC) takes place on 20 and 22 March, 2019 to provide clarification from the EAC members on its trade policies and...
Workshop on current and emerging trade issues for Kenya – Nairobi, 20 March 2019

Workshop on current and emerging trade issues for Kenya – Nairobi, 20 March 2019

20 Mar 19  Event
While in Nairobi for the 2019 Annual Conference, tralac and the Export Promotion Council co-hosted a workshop on 20 March 2019 in Nairobi on current and emerging trade issues for K...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Mar 19  News
Featured tweet, @CelestinMonga: Sierra Leone ($500 income per capita) imports onions from the Netherlands, 7,000 kilometers away. Why? It takes more than one month to import fresh,...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Feb 19  News
The continued relevance of S&DT in favour of Developing Members to promote development and ensure inclusiveness: a communication from China, India, South Africa and Venezuela c...
Africa trade and technology

Africa trade and technology

15 Jan 19  News
Introduction It is perceived that economic nationalism has slowed the meteoric rise of global trade. Since the Uruguay Round created the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, tr...
Southern African Customs Union (SACU)’s trade and tariff profile

Southern African Customs Union (SACU)’s trade and tariff profile

14 Dec 18  Blog
The members of SACU are Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia and South Africa. SACU’s objectives include to, inter alia, facilitate cross-border movement of goods between me...
Press briefing on US policy in Africa with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs

Press briefing on US policy in Africa with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs

07 Dec 18  News
Remarks by Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. via teleconference in Nairobi, Kenya, 6 December 2018 MODERATOR: Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Africa Regiona...
African Union Commission and the United States commit to advance efforts towards stability and development in Africa

African Union Commission and the United States commit to advance efforts towards stability and development in Africa

30 Nov 18  News
The African Union (AU) Commission and the United States of America convened the 6th annual High-Level Dialogue at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa on 29 November 2018. ...
Cut flower sector wilting under new rules, competition

Cut flower sector wilting under new rules, competition

20 Nov 18  News
Hopes by Kenya’s flower growers to exploit the lucrative United States market and stop dependence on the European market will not bear much fruit despite the recent launch of dir...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Nov 18  News
SADC Business Council foundational meeting: @SthrnAfrcaTrust updates Tomorrow, 7 November, at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Johannesburg Airport, @SthrnAfrcaTrust and @TheNBF will host t...
President Trump terminates AGOA trade preference program eligibility for Mauritania

President Trump terminates AGOA trade preference program eligibility for Mauritania

06 Nov 18  News
President Donald J. Trump on Friday announced his intent to terminate the eligibility of Mauritania for trade preference benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act ...
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...

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