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.
At the opening ceremony of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in September 2018, Chinese President proposed that China would launch eight major initiatives in close collaboration with African countries.
The local dairy industry has come under increasing pressure since Burkina Faso and its neighbors opened their markets to Europe under a series of trade agreements that stretch back almost two decades.
Un atelier de formation à Bamako pour combattre des politiques commerciales agressives des entreprises à la recherche de marchés d’exportation
Farmers in West Africa fear being overwhelmed by industrial and agrarian products from EU countries under the ECOWAS-EU Economic Partnership Agreement.
China will take further steps to encourage investments in Mali, while Mali will strive to increase the direct export of cotton and other products to China.