Kenya has moved to fence in its key economic segments as it prepares for the first round of free trade area (FTA) negotiations with the US from July 9 to 17.
Britain has no deadline to strike a trade deal with the United States, trade minister Liz Truss said, criticising the US administration for talking a good game on free trade while restricting import access.
Country must engage in thoughtful, deliberative process or should be set for short end of the stick.
As India distances itself from China following the clash in Ladakh between soldiers of the two countries, the Centre is keen to have another go at negotiating the India-US free trade agreement.
The United States and the UAE reaffirmed their intention to pursue new economic, trade, investment and commercial opportunities at their seventh economic policy dialogue.
Kenya’s negotiations with the United States while the African Union is in ongoing negotiations on a future agreement between African countries makes this a transitional moment in Africa’s trading relationship with the West.
China pledged to buy US$36.5 billion worth of American agriculture products under the phase one deal, up from US$24 billion in 2017, before the trade war.
US-Kenya trade talks are due to start in the next couple of weeks, US Trade Representative, as Kenya President announced discussions have been delayed until the Africa free-trade deal comes into force.
A membership network comprising civil society organizations, trade unions and farmer groups strongly opposed the proposed Kenya-US FTA, as Kenyan President announced a delay in talks.
US trade talks with the European Union and Britain have stalled in part due to suspicions of poor American food standards, Washington’s chief negotiator said.
The US aims to establish commitments to ensure Kenya refrains from imposing measures that restrict cross-border data flows and does not require the use of installation of local computing facilities.
The two sides bear down on the goal of signing a deal before the US election — an extremely ambitious deadline that would require negotiations to be substantially complete by early August.
Consumer group Which? is warning the government not to allow in chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef.
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.
The two sides disagree on issues ranging from chicken to 5G. Plus, President Trump is seeking re-election in November, and the UK can’t finalize a comprehensive deal with the US until it figures out its post-divorce relationship with the EU.
The Philippines will pursue separate discussions with Mexico and the US for potential free trade agreements with each these two countries.
The agreement portends the danger of crippling sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing and disintegration of its economy in Kenya.
Leaked letter instructs ministers to have ‘no specific policy’ on the issue.
US and Brazilian officials are working on a deal covering trade facilitation, digital trade and regulatory practices, with a target for the end of the year, a top Brazilian diplomat said.