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Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Africa.

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Whither regional integration?
As a result of the free trade agreements with the European Union, called economic partnership agreements, regional integration in Southern Africa is in tatters. The question arises: what kind of integration would engender broad-based development?
’SADC Secretariat inertia worrisome’
Southern African Development Community (SADC) chairperson, Levy Mwanawasa, has said member states and some international cooperating partners are dissatisfied with the SADC secretariat’s lack of capacity to absorb financial aid meant to help the regional body achieve its goals.
’New Investment Code Prohibits Discrimination’
An official of the National Investment Commission has disclosed that the new Investment Code prohibits discrimination against any investor in Liberia.
U.S. Official Craves Laws for Domestic/Foreign Entities
The Assistant United States of America Trade Representative to Africa, Madam Florizelle Liser says Liberia needs law that will protect domestic and foreign businesses in the country.
Maqbool discusses FTA with EU delegation
Commerce and Industry Minister Maqbool bin Ali Sultan received here yesterday the European Union parliamentary delegation and briefed them on the Omani economy and the Sultanate’s future projects.
New US push for Mideast free trade deal
US officials are engaged in "informal" talks with several GCC countries on possibly concluding a Middle East Free Trade Agreement (Mefta) by 2014, it was revealed yesterday.
US, Rwanda sign investment agreement
The presidents of the United States and Rwanda signed a trade agreement Tuesday, saying the pact urges US companies to consider Rwanda a good investment.
Talks focus on copyright laws
Government officials in Kuwait expressed their keenness over signing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States but a senior US economic representative recently noted that talks with regards to the issue are ongoing.
Malawi: Caught between two economic blocs
Malawi finally has to face up to the dilemma of choosing between being a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) or to stick with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) if it is to continue receiving funding from the European Union.
East African Community to negotiate trade agreements with the US
The East African Community (EAC) is preparing to negotiate a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the United States.


  • 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.