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Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Africa.

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The New U.S. Africa Strategy Breaks From the Status Quo—With Some Perplexing Stumbles
U.S. positioning for the great power competition with China and Russia for influence in Africa.
Morocco, only country in Africa having FTA with USA, State department report
The FTA supports Morocco’s goals to develop as a regional financial and trade hub, providing opportunities for the localization of services and the finishing and re-export of goods to markets in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, says the report.
UAE, Kenya to commence talks over comprehensive economic partnership
The UAE-Kenya CEPA will be the first bilateral trade deal that the UAE seeks to sign with an African nation. Such an agreement will deepen trade and investment ties between Africa and the Middle East and boost the total value of UAE-Kenya non-oil bilateral trade,...
Trade deal with AfCFTA can open vast market for Indian textiles
Last year (2021), India shipped $0.743 billion of apparel to Africa, which was 4.99 per cent of its total exports of $14.912 billion, and in January-April 2022, apparel exports to Africa stood at $231.328 million.
Policymakers, businesses stress D-8 PTA implementation
Policymakers and business leaders on Tuesday emphasised the implementation of a preferential trade agreement the member countries of the Developing-8 (D-8) signed to facilitate trade and investments among the eight countries.
EAC common market scorecard falls short of expectations
Currently, trade between partners is at 20 percent, lower than the expectations of leaders at the time of the launch. EAC members are trading more with countries outside the bloc than partner states..
AfCFTA: Inconclusive rules of origin, trade in services delay commencement –NAC
The NAC scribe said it has been acknowledged that the gains from AfCFTA will only materialise through comprehensive and sustainable implementation focused on outcomes,...
Time is ripe for India to explore trade deal with AfCFTA: Commerce Secy
AfCFTA brings together the 55 countries of the African Union and eight regional economic communities to create a single market for the continent, with an aim to enable the free flow of goods and services across the continent
Tunisian employers call for a free trade agreement between Tunisia and Algeria
The Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) is campaigning for the signing of a free trade and free movement agreement between Tunisia and Algeria.
Nigeria eyes global energy charter for investments
Nigeria is targeting to be part of the International Energy Charter (IEC), a global community that will enable it to attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) to accelerate power sector development.

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  • 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.