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Kenya and South Africa are working to address trade barriers: where to start
Trade volumes between Kenya and South Africa have always been minimal compared to each country’s engagement with its other major trading partners. But in recent years, leaders of the two countries have been taking steps to stimulate trade.
EU and Angola conclude Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement
In November 2022, the EU and Angola concluded a Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement (SIFA)—the first EU agreement of this kind.
US plans $55bn investment in Africa, keys into AfCFTA
The United States of America(USA) has revealed a blueprint that will enable a massive investment inflow into Africa, as Joe Biden’s administration begins winning the heart of African leaders.
US cuts off Burkina Faso from Africa duty-free trade program
The United States has dropped Burkina Faso from its AGOA trade preference program citing deep concerns over "unconstitutional change" in government in the West African country, the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office said on Sunday.
Kenya–US resume physical trade meetings
Trade talks between Kenya and the US are back on track with full resumption of in-person meetings after a six-month break following Kenya’ s elections and change of administration.
AAFA calls for prioritizing AGOA renewal at US-Africa Leaders Summit
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and more than 20 organizations have appealed for long-term renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
Kenya anti-tobacco crusaders fault President Ruto’s South Korea deal
A group of advocates of tobacco use control has denounced the deal Kenya’s president, William Ruto made with South Korea to enhance tobacco trade, saying it will put more Kenyans at risk of diseases linked to the farming and use of the product.
The future of US-Africa trade
Ambassador Katherine Tai, the 19th United States Trade Representative, and Secretary General Wamkele Mene of the African Continental Free Trade Area discuss US-African engagement in the AfCFTA-FRI, DECEMBER 2, 2022 • 9:00 AM ET
AU summit showcases Common African Agro-Parks
The African Union Members States, the Regional Economic Communities, the United Nations (FAO, UNIDO, ECA), and Development Partners converged to discuss the implementation and financing modalities for the establishment of the Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs).
Kenya and South Korea in deal on free trade agreement
Nairobi — Kenya and South Korea have agreed on a roadmap that will lead to a free trade agreement between the two countries.

    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.