US removes Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from duty-free trade programme over alleged rights violations and recent coups.
In response to human rights violations, the United States announced this week that it plans to suspend Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from duty-free access to American markets as of January 1.
Dubai’s trade with Africa has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade, thanks to several important developments that have established new business links between the emirate and promising markets across the continent.
African leaders still have incentives to maintain the partnership between the two continents, not least because of the trade links and development assistance Europe offers. But they also have a strong interest in revising that relationship.
Kenya is engaging South Korea for a trade deal that will see reduction or complete removal of duty on exports to the Asian country, mainly on coffee and agricultural produces.
The Hague based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) passed its final judgment on Friday rejecting the Israel based mining company’s, Israel Chemical Limited (ICL) compensation claims filed against the government of Ethiopia.
As bilateral trade between Turkey and Ethiopia is rising, Turkey indicated the need for a preferential trade agreement.
Prime Minister Trudeau brought the promise of an investment agreement with Ethiopia, as he continued his bid to get African votes for Canada‘s attempt to win a United Nations Security Council seat.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is nearing reality as only one country is left to ratify the Agreement for the deal to reach the 22 countries required for the Agreement to effectively come into force.
Karuturi could sue the government of Ethiopia at international tribunals on the basis of violations of the Bilateral Investment Protection Agreement India and Ethiopia have signed on.
Addis and Abi Dhabi have signed a comprehensive agreement providing "significant incentives and privileges for foreign investment" from the United Arab Emirates in Ethiopia.
Karuturi Global Ltd., one of the largest investors in Ethiopia’s farm industry, is challenging the termination of its project, claiming the government broke the terms of its agreement with the company.
Egypt negotiated with Ethiopia on Wednesday over procedures to establish a Free Trade Area in Ethiopia, according to head of the Industrial Development Authority Ismail Gaber.
In the rush to oppose TTIP we mustn’t lose sight of the context in which the deal is being negotiated — the hundreds of bilateral treaties that give corporations the right to sue in secret ’trade courts’.
Ethiopia signed Friday a grant agreement of 1.1 million Euros with COMESA to finance its regional integration programmes.
If TTIP is bad, the UK-Ethiopia BIT is worse, says Lorenzo Cotula of IIED
The government of Ethiopia is on the move to join the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Free Trade Area (FTA) which enables the country to have preferential trade interaction between member countries.
Three remaining contentious issues will be dealt with by next month, according to the Kenyan government, which will be good news for horticulture farmers who have been worried that their market access will be compromised if Kenya loses its privileges in the EU market.
Ethiopia and Sudan recently concluded their third Joint Commission Meeting, signing 13 agreements including a Framework Agreement for Trade and Economic cooperation
Turkey will soon be launching talks with Ethiopia to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with the eastern African nation, Turkish Foreign Trade Minister Zafer Çağlayan said on Wednesday.