So far, the NDA government has been a mute spectator to the US pharma strategy of forcing Indian generics manufacturers to produce only what is required for Indian consumers and abandon the export of cheap drugs to Africa
The European Commission (EC) presented its new trade and investment strategy entitled “Trade for all: towards a more responsible trade and investment policy".
The continent of Africa is being unified economically and politically under an EU-style continental regime beyond the reach of citizens. And the entire integration agenda is, in fact, being supported by powers that do not have the interests of Africans in mind.
L’ouverture du marché américain qu’a permis la loi AGOA est une ouverture en trompe-l’œil. Les produits pétroliers et le textile ont été privilégiés, mais ceux-ci ne constituent pas l’essentiel du potentiel de l’ensemble des pays africains.
L’Union sait que le temps est son meilleur allié pour imposer à l’Afrique centrale son APE bilatéral avec le Cameroun comme base des négociations.
Swaziland will eliminate in any way possible barriers to the ratification and approval of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA).
Leaders from Southern Africa meet for their annual summit this month in Botswana, united by a common objective to improve the socio-economic situation in the region.
L’Union européenne qui a signé avec seize pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest un accord dit de partenariat économique. Un appel est lancé pour appeler les élus européens à ne pas ratifier cet accord.
After missing the 2010 deadline, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will now negotiate a new target date for the transformation of the organisation into a Customs Union (CU), during the 2015 Ordinary Summit.
La diplomatie économique du Royaume du Maroc fait de la promotion des échanges Sud-Sud un choix stratégique du pays
In recent years, many African governments have made an effort to improve foreign investors’ protections by entering into many BITs and related agreements with non-African countries
Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister , Margaret Mwanakatwe joined other African Union Ministers of Trade, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a high level meeting convened by the African Union to prepare for the launch of negotiations for the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).
With increased levels of investment into Africa, the number of legal disputes in the continent is also on the rise.
Treasure Maphanga is one of Africa’s most important women, with arguably the continent’s toughest job on her hands: driving the establishment and implementation of a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).
From a geopolitical perspective, Europe arguably needs the EPA trade deals with Africa more than Africa does.
The US Trade Representative Michael Froman argues for comprehensive trade and investment strategy – read possibly in the future, negotiate reciprocal trade agreements, à la EU-Africa Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) but with more binding investment clauses to protect the interests of US businessmen.
US Trade Representative Michael Froman on Tuesday called for a new “compact” to boost trade and investment with sub-Saharan African nations, as President Barack Obama prepares to meet with 50 African leaders next week and Congress looks at renewing a 14-year-old program for the region.
Much hope is placed on foreign direct investment to deliver development capital for African countries. Yet FDIs are part of the global financial capitalist system, which maintains and reproduces inequality and keeps African states dependent on Western countries and financial institutions, writes Yash Tandon.
African countries that are not LDCs (Least Developed Countries) are now threatened with withdrawal of free access to the European market if they do not ratify an interim agreement with the EU before 1 October 2014
Canada’s Minister of international trade, Ed Fast explains the country’s strategic shift to link development aid with private sector investments.