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New thinking about a US-Kenya Trade Deal

New thinking about a US-Kenya Trade Deal

30 Aug 22  Blog
When in February 2020 the then US President, Donald Trump, and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya announced that the two countries would start formal trade talks aimed at concluding...
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19 Jul 22  News
Local news Key Renewable Energy Market Drivers in South Africa in 2022 (Energy Capital & Power) The need to transition to cleaner sources of fuel in South Africa is made...
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15 Jul 22  News
Local news Structural growth in South Africa to slow for the rest of this year (Engineering News) While South Africa's real gross domestic product (GDP) growth expanded...
Update on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)  and related developments

Update on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and related developments

23 Feb 22  Blog
AGOA remains the cornerstone of Africa-U.S. preferential market access, and the legislation accounts for virtually all of Sub-Saharan Africa’s non-MFN exports to the U.S. Through...
Mauritius concluded a trade agreement with India in 2021 – what is in the Agreement?

Mauritius concluded a trade agreement with India in 2021 – what is in the Agreement?

10 Feb 22  Blog
On 22nd February 2021, Mauritius signed a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) with India. The CECPA entered into force on 1 April 2021. This is the...
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03 Feb 22  News
Country-related news Investment in SA a boost for economic sectors (IOL) South Africa will this year continue with concerted efforts to attract new investments into the country t...
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09 Dec 21  News
National Treasury notes IMF concerns (SAnews) The National Treasury says the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) concerns over the South African economy are aligned with govern...
Are FTAs making a Comeback? In what Guise and with what Rules?

Are FTAs making a Comeback? In what Guise and with what Rules?

03 Jun 21  Blog
In the 1990s there were major concerns about how preferential trade agreements with specific membership configurations would undermine the multilateral trading system embodied in t...
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20 Apr 21  News
National trade and trade-related news Durban Port to reclaim its place as the best-performing port in Africa (SAnews) President Cyril Ramaphosa says through both operational impr...
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16 Apr 21  News
National trade and trade-related news South Africa president calls for ports’ enhanced effectiveness in boosting economy (Xinhua) Enhancing the effectiveness and performance of...
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...
Kenya-United States FTA: From AGOA towards a bilateral Free Trade Area

Kenya-United States FTA: From AGOA towards a bilateral Free Trade Area

11 Dec 20  Blog
In 2018, Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta paid the United States an official state visit. This lead to a Bilateral Strategic Dialogue that would meet bi-annually, followed not lo...
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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...

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