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United States – African Growth And Opportunity Act: Report of the government of the United States for the year 2018 under the decision of 30 november 2015
The following communication is being circulated at the request of the Delegation of the United States.
Africa offers a test to von der Leyen’s ‘geopolitical Commission’
The African Union Commission’s high representative on Cotonou has warned that keeping the ACP framework will make it harder for the EU to agree on a ‘continent-to-continent instrument’.
Stop the unfair investor-state dispute settlement against Africa
Civil society and trade union statement to oppose the recent World Bank Court ruling against Tanzania.
AfCFTA phase 1 negotiations: Issues and challenges for Eastern Africa
This study identifies issues and challenges of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), with a focus on East Africa.
Bad bilateral trade deals haunting Africa
The growing number of legal suits that multinational companies are bringing against Tanzania and other African countries is a major concern.
India says African Continental Free Trade Area will help enhance trade ties
India is increasing its engagement with Africa. Since 2014, there have been 32 outgoing high-level visits from India to Africa.
China, Mauritius sign free trade agreement
China and Mauritius signed a free trade agreement (FTA), the first FTA between China and an African country, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).
ISDS in numbers
Impacts of investment arbitration against African states.
‘Phase 1B’ of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations
This policy brief focuses on the expected economic impacts of tariff liberalization under the AfCFTA.
What the AfCFTA means for the energy sector
Major new opportunities for cross-border energy collaboration arise from the signature of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
India, Mauritius close to sewing up FTA
India and Mauritius are close to finalising the proposed bilateral free trade agreement that got delayed due to apprehensions amongst domestic players in both countries.
African states launch the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement, creating one of the largest common markets in the world
The AfCFTA entered into force on May 30, 2019 for all States that have ratified the Agreement. Trading under the agreement will begin on July 1, 2020.
Investor-state disputes in Africa
In May 2017, out of 613 cases brought under the ICSID Convention and Additional Facility Rules, 135 cases involved African states, of which 45% were brought based on states’ consent in BITs.
Africa wants one trade deal with the US, the US wants many
The African Union prefers a continent-wide deal with the US while the US wants bilateral deals when AGOA expires.
Why Africa’s new free-trade area is great news for Americans
Only one set of trade deals will need to be negotiated with the AfCFTA—as opposed to fifty-five intricately-crafted trade deals with each small African economy.
Food, Agriculture, Sovereignty: A book that dismantles the myths of Tunisian agriculture
The peasants have told the activist researchers stories of their daily struggles, but it is their attempt at organization that sparks the greatest interest.
US is targeting sub-Saharan Africa for first free-trade pact
The US plans to pursue its first free trade agreement with a country in sub-Saharan Africa as soon as it decides on the most suitable candidate, according to the US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa.
Africa on its way to becoming a free trade zone
The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement is one of the most ambitious projects of the African Union, and it is now, miraculously, in force. But that’s just the first step. The next phase will be crucial negotiations about the operational framework.
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Loss of sovereignty, lack of transparency
Rather than making drastic structural changes to the systems of production within Africa, the AfCFTA may intensify the ‘race to the bottom’ between working classes on the continent.
China calls more African countries to join BRI
China is planning to capitalize on AfCFTA to connect African and Chinese markets to promote the free movement of goods, persons, capital and technologies.