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Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Africa.

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Kenya, US revisit trade talks, agree to expedite process
US is pushing for favourable terms among them a duty free market access for its goods, including agricultural and industrial, in a move aimed at taming the growing dominance of China’s trade with Kenya.
Buhari woos Spanish investors with ‘tax-free environment’, free trade zone
Spain has been a major importer of Nigerian crude oil, and Nigeria’s exports to Spain stood at $4.8billion in 2020 whilst Spain’s exports to Nigeria increased from $97.2 million in 1995 to $517million in 2020
Russia aims to conclude free trade agreement with Egypt
Russia aims to intensify negotiations on a free trade agreement with Egypt, and also to start similar negotiations with Indonesia and to conclude a Preferential Trade Agreement with the UAE.
Japan, Africa look to deepen trade ties
Japan is looking to expand its presence on the African continent, with trade and investment taking center stage during the Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum held in Nairobi
New round of Kenya-US trade talks starts
Kenya wanted to do a deal with Washington before the expiry of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), which allows sub-Saharan African countries to export thousands of products to the US without tariffs until 2025.
Russia’s meandering return path to investing in Africa – OpEd
United States, European Union and their Pacific allies’ sanctions are fast-driving Russia towards Africa. As the sanctions bite, Russia continues stepping up to realign with Africa, stemming its policy with mountainous pledges.
Malawi, Mozambique sign trade pacts
Malawi and Mozambique have signed two important trade pacts aimed at unlocking and boosting trade of the two countries. President Lazarus Chakwera, signed the two pacts on behalf of the government of Malawi.
Africa e-trade platform to connect 22 countries
The platform has been in its pilot phase for about 18 months in Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon and Senegal, and will now be integrated in 22 countries.
Barbados and Rwanda strengthening ties
Barbados and Rwanda move to strengthen ties, Prime Minister Mia Mottley believes such a partnership can pay dividends in the fight against COVID-19.
North African standoff: How the Western Sahara conflict is fuelling new tensions between Morocco and Algeria
Tensions between Morocco and Algeria have risen lately, and there is now a heightened risk of armed conflict arising and the escalation is rooted in the dispute over the status of Western Sahara.

    Links


  • African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) legal texts and policy documents
    Tralac’s page on the African Continental Free Trade Area
  • SEATINI Uganda
    The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) is a regional non-governmental organization founded in 1996 soon after the WTO Singapore Ministerial Conference — mainly focusing on WTO, but also bilateral and regional trade negotiations in Africa.
  • SEATINI Zimbabwe
    The Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) is an African initiative to strengthen Africa’s capacity to take a more effective part in the emerging global trading system and to better manage the process of globalization.