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Will 2021 see African Governments negotiating with External Partners?

Will 2021 see African Governments negotiating with External Partners?

10 Feb 21  Blog
The conclusion of trade agreements between African States and third parties is an important matter. Only 16% of the goods produced in Africa are sold in Africa. This indicates that...
Preferential trade with Mauritius: market access for the UK, China, and state parties of the AfCFTA

Preferential trade with Mauritius: market access for the UK, China, and state parties of the AfCFTA

10 Feb 21  Blog
As of 1 January 2021, the Mauritian tariff book has three additional columns for preferential market access to the Mauritian market. These tariffs are for imports from the United K...
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02 Feb 21  News
Country focus Ports upgrade and expand to support manufacturing and exports (Global Africa Network) Almost a third of South Africa’s manufactured exports are produced in KwaZul...
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21 Jan 21  News
Country focus Business, civil society weigh in on COVID-19 vaccine funding (Eyewitness News) The South African Chamber of Commerce said the failed R200 billion and COVID-19 loan ...
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19 Jan 21  News
Country focus SA must embrace innovation to rebuild economy: President Ramaphosa (SAnews) With the COVID-19 pandemic having battered the South African fiscus in 2020, President C...
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09 Dec 20  News
National This is the single biggest threat to South Africa right now: Ramaphosa (BusinessTech) President Cyril Ramaphosa says that South Africa’s 13.5% rebound in GDP during th...
The Kenya-UK post-Brexit Trade Agreement

The Kenya-UK post-Brexit Trade Agreement

23 Nov 20  Blog
Since the beginning of this year the United Kingdom (UK) ceased to be a member of the European Union (EU). The Withdrawal Agreement entered into force on 31 January 2020. However, ...
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06 Nov 20  News
National DTIC reiterates importance of quality standards in South Africa (Engineering News) The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) has reiterated the importance...
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04 Nov 20  News
National Cheap imports sour SA’s sweet silver lining (IOL) When President Cyril Ramaphosa, presenting the government’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan to Parliament...
African Union Ministers for Trade report progress in AFCFTA negotiations

African Union Ministers for Trade report progress in AFCFTA negotiations

29 Oct 20  News
Minister Ebrahim Patel on progress in AFCFTA negotiations Just short of one month after assuming Chairship of the African Union Ministers of Trade, South Africa’s Minister of Tr...
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08 Sep 20  News
National news Remarks by Minister Ebrahim Patel at the Global Industrial and Manufacturing Summit, Video Recording, 4 September 2020 Covid-19 caused disruptions to supply-lines o...
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26 Aug 20  News
National news National Assembly approves COVID-19 tax relief bills (SAnews) The National Assembly has passed the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Disaster Management T...
How will AfCFTA State Parties manage Trade Relationships with Third Parties?

How will AfCFTA State Parties manage Trade Relationships with Third Parties?

24 Aug 20  Publications
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is anchored in legal instruments regulating the functioning of this ambitious arrangement. As the AfCFTA deal presently stands, tra...
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29 Jul 20  News
Diarise: This event (30 July) will introduce Women and Trade: The Role of Trade in Promoting Women’s Equality – a joint report by the World Bank Group and the WTO. The report m...
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08 Jul 20  News
Joint Statement on the Commemoration of African Integration Day (African Union) Joint Statement of the Chairperson of the Assembly of the African Union, The African Continent...
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...
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...
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27 May 20  News
The inaugural virtual meeting of the Kenya-US Free Trade Agreement Negotiations Secretariat took place today, Kenya’s CS Trade and Industry Betty Maina has announced. Ghana’s ...
The proposed US – Kenya Trade Deal: Context and Consequences

The proposed US – Kenya Trade Deal: Context and Consequences

13 Apr 20  Publications
On 17 March 2020, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced to the US Congress that the Trump administration will now negotiate a comprehensive trade agreement with Kenya...