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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...
Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Uhuru Kenyatta

Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Uhuru Kenyatta

28 Aug 18  News
The US-Kenya Strategic Partnership: 55 Years of Diplomatic Relations On 27 August 2018, United States President Donald J. Trump welcomed Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta to the Whit...
President Kenyatta witnesses signing of investment deals worth $238 million in Washington DC

President Kenyatta witnesses signing of investment deals worth $238 million in Washington DC

28 Aug 18  News
President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday witnessed the signing of two agreements that will see two US companies invest $238 million worth of projects in Kenya as he urged the US governme...
USTDA expands partnership with Kenya, creating opportunities for U.S. businesses

USTDA expands partnership with Kenya, creating opportunities for U.S. businesses

28 Aug 18  News
The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)’s Director of Congressional and Public Affairs, Thomas R. Hardy, joined President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya a...
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 ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Aug 18  News
Forum for China-Africa Cooperation: Africa still solidly in the crosshairs of China growth (Standard Bank) When FOCAC was established in 2000, the rest of the world was perhaps be...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Aug 18  News
Featured tweet, from @ICA_Africa: The ICA Africa ‘Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa’ report for 2017 is currently in development and should be ready by November 2018. I...
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

03 Aug 18  News
Afreximbank has posted its Annual Report 2017 (pdf) Regional spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa: exploring different channels (IMF) In addition to bringing together findings from a...
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 can’t change global trade alone, Brics panel hears

US can’t change global trade alone, Brics panel hears

25 Jul 18  News
Globalisation is irreversible and the US will not succeed in changing the global world order by increasing import tariffs. This was the central message of a high level Brics d...
US gas roadmap to power and light sub-Saharan Africa

US gas roadmap to power and light sub-Saharan Africa

25 Jul 18  News
Kenya and Tanzania are among nine African countries set to benefit from an ambitious US-led initiative to invest in gas-powered power plants. The Gas Roadmap for sub-Saharan Afric...
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...
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...
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 ...
2018 AGOA Forum opens in Washington, DC: Statements by USTR Robert Lighthizer

2018 AGOA Forum opens in Washington, DC: Statements by USTR Robert Lighthizer

12 Jul 18  News
“I can assure you that this Administration is strongly committed to Africa. We want to deepen our trade ties so that workers and businesses throughout the United States and acros...
tralac’s Daily News Selection: AGOA Forum

tralac’s Daily News Selection: AGOA Forum

09 Jul 18  News
The 17th annual US - Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (commonly known as the AGOA Forum) takes place this week in Washington on the theme: Forging new strate...
2018 AGOA Forum: Resource box

2018 AGOA Forum: Resource box

09 Jul 18  News
Forging New Strategies for US-Africa Trade and Investment The 17th United States-Sub-Saharan Africa AGOA Forum took place in Washington, D.C. from 9-12 July 2018. The annual ...
US Secretary of Commerce, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa announce $1bn in deals during Africa mission

US Secretary of Commerce, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa announce $1bn in deals during Africa mission

09 Jul 18  News
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and a delegation from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) announced over $1 billion in private-sector d...

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