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Tanzania leads East Africa in drawing American investments
Total foreign direct investments from the US to Tanzania was $1.5 billion in 2019. Tanzania is followed by Kenya - which received $353 million in the same year.
Why US is suspending Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea from Free-Trade Deal
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.
USTR visit: India, US to focus on market access, revival of key trade meet
India and the US will likely discuss ways to bolster trade through greater market access — especially in agriculture and information communication technology.
Vietnam agrees to cut tariff on US pork
Better market access to Vietnam, a major pork-consuming country, has been a top trade priority for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).
US will not join regional trade pact CPTPP, but pursue specific tie-ups with allies: Gina Raimondo
The United States will not join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership now for various reasons, but it is pursuing other partnerships with its allies in specific areas.
India-US digital trade is going through a bad patch. USTR Tai’s visit can begin fixing it
US Ambassador Katherine Tai will hold talks with India Minister for Trade and Commerce on digital trade.
Why is Taiwan using APEC to lobby to join the CPTPP trade pact?
When Taiwan aimed to join the first incarnation of the CPTPP, the US-led Trans Pacific Partnership, it garnered little support due to concerns about China.
Xi Jinping, speaking at APEC, pledges market reforms in bid to join Asia-Pacific trade bloc
President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged a raft of economic reforms as part of China’s efforts to join a Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned four years ago by the US and warned against efforts to “draw ideological lines” in the Asia-Pacific region.
The United States has said it wants to “enhance” trade ties with Uruguay
The US intends to increase trade and investments through the TIFA agreement.
US, India are set for tough talks as US Trade Representative Tai comes calling this month
Katherine Tai is embarking on her maiden visit to India as US Trade Representative from 22 to 24 November. The two sides will resume the Trade Policy Forum after a gap of four years.
The US appears poised to pursue a digital trade agreement in Asia – What does that mean?
Momentum is building for the United States to pursue a plurilateral digital trade agreement (or possibly a series of bilateral agreements) with trading partners in the Indo-Pacific region.
The Asia-Pacific’s free trade disagreements
It’s not just the different agreements, per se – the distinctly different models of FTAs are complicating trade regimes in the region.
New US pork rules a boon to farmers
Lawmakers are concerned about the consequences for Taiwan’s bid to join the CPTPP if people vote to ban the import of pork products containing ractopamine residue in a referendum on Dec. 18.
The potential ag trade impact of China’s CPTPP bid
The world’s largest meat importing nation recently submitted a formal application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and it continues to draw a lot of attention.
Making sense of Sudan’s move against Petronas
Sudan’s government confiscated Petronas’s assets on the grounds that they were acquired "through illegal means" during Omar al-Bashir’s regime. Some argue that Sudan is turning on its allies "under the pretext of fighting corruption".
Britain sees Tran-Pacific trade deal next year, no date yet for US accord
Britain does not know when it might get a full trade deal with the United States but is hoping to join a Trans-Pacific trade partnership next year, British trade minister said.
Kenya-US trade talks stall as Biden administration reviews pact
Kenya’s trade deal with the US might not be concluded in the next two years, fresh details show.
US, China hold trade talks, with tariff removal among the agendas
They reviewed the implementation of the phase one deal and agreed that the two sides would "consult on certain outstanding issues," the USTR office said.
Piyush Goyal urges US firms to push for trade agreement
India’s Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal exhorted U.S. businesses to convince the administration of the need for a trade agreement that would enhance the bilateral flow of goods and services.
China will likely fail in its CPTPP bid — but it’s a ‘smart’ move against the US, say analysts
China will likely fail in its bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership — but its move to submit an application highlighted the lack of U.S. economic policy in Asia-Pacific, said analysts.