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Namibia launches AGOA strategy to increase tariff-free exports to the United States
The strategy seeks to increase Namibia’s exports under the AGOA program, which allows Namibia to export over 6,400 products tariff-free to the United States.
Botswana launches revised AGOA strategy
The revised African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) National Response Strategy for Botswana remains one of the mechanisms towards economic diversification and SME sustainable development
Biden team set to review Kenya, Trump trade talks
The Biden administration will review bilateral trade negotiations and targets that ex-President Donald Trump regime made with Kenya last year over a potential free trading deal. The start of the trade talks could be delayed.
Biden faces South African push to extend trade concessions
South Africa’s preferential market access to the U.S. is under review, however, the country is apprehensive about striking a new trade deal with the U.S. and would rather maintain existing relations with the world’s largest economy.
Mukhisa says planned Kenya-US trade deal unfavourable
The Donald Trump’s administration is seeking abolition of import duty on agricultural exports to Kenya.
Proceed with caution over USA trade deal
Negotiations over a trade agreement between Kenya and the US have resumed. The deal could undermine African common markets and flood Kenya with cheap maize and chicken.
What Kenya is seeking in free trade deal talks with America
Kenya’s need to export value-added agricultural products dominated the first round of talks with America after its formal launch on Wednesday last week.
Opposition to the proposed US-Kenya free trade agreement
Kenya should abandon or, at the very least, postpone the United States-Kenya Free Trade Agreement negotiations to a later date, civil society groups say in letter to the AfCFTA Secretariat.
The US apparel and footwear industry is urging Congress to renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act this year
AGOA doesn’t expire until 2025, but the industry looks for certainty to the region in the face of the pandemic and upcoming US trade talks with Kenya.
Import substitution and the need for well negotiated trade agreements
The Ministry of Trade should ensure that eventual agreements promote Uganda’s aspiration for industrialisation and provide the policy space for government to be able to use a range of trade policy instruments.
South Africa raises poultry-import tariffs, drawing US ire
The announcement immediately drew criticism from the US government, which previously threatened to exclude South Africa from a preferential trade agreement after a disagreement over the levies in 2015.
Kenya-US trade treaty likely to stifle local manufacturing- KAM
The US has a stronger manufacturing sector meaning their products are likely to be more competitive than the locally produced commodities.
US, Kenya to start trade talks seen as template for Africa
The US and Kenya are expected to announce negotiations on a free-trade agreement, America’s first such deal with a sub-Saharan country.
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 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.
What the US-Africa strategy means for SA and the continent
The US-Africa Strategy seeks to re-position the US and bring it to par with China and Russia.
Joint release by USTR Robert Lighthizer and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Peter Munya
United States Trade Representative and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives announced the establishment of a US-Kenya Trade and Investment Working Group to explore ways to deepen the trade and investment ties between the two countries.
US, African officials prepare for post-AGOA trade future
The United States wants to pave the way for a free trade agreement between Washington and sub-Saharan African countries.
Africa: Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the opening plenary of the 2018 US-sub-Saharan Africa trade and cconomic Cooperation forum (AGOA forum)
USTR Robert Lighthizer believes the time is right to pursue free trade agreement negotiations with AGOA eligible countries.
Kenya eyes bigger pie of US trade plan Agoa to increase exports
Kenya’s trade officials have said they will be taking steps to expand exports and raise the country’s share of new investments during the second edition of Trade Week at the end of this month.