In the SACUM-UK EPA, commitments on tariffs for both the UK and SACUM have been transitioned from the SADC-EU EPA without changes.
The SACUM-UK EPA effectively retains the terms of trade present in the existing SADC-EU EPA.
The Trade Ministers from the SACU Member States, Mozambique and the United Kingdom signed the economic partnership agreement.
The UK has initiated an economic partnership agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (Sacu+M) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit.
Mozambique and Indonesia at the premises of the Maputo Trade Fair, in the district of Marracuene, signed a preferential trade agreement.
Macau will aim to foster a “free trade” climate with Portuguese-speaking countries under the central government’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Issue with “cumulation,” which relates to certificates of origin required by exporters to both regions and differences in relation to timeframes for the continued recognition of sanitary and phytosanitary import requirements are not resolved.
Substantial progress has made to conclude a Roll-Over Economic Partnership Agreement between SACU, Mozambique and the UK.
To avoid trade disruption, SACU+Mozambique and UK have decided to roll-over the EPA into a standalone trade agreement with the UK.
Progress was made on a future UK, SACU, and Mozambique EPA that will ensure that the parties maintain the current market access and replicate the effects of the existing EU-SADC EPA.
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) became the first regional EPA in Africa to be fully operational after its implementation by Mozambique.
Indonesia seeks to initiate negotiations on trade agreements under both bilateral and regional schemes this year to help jack up the country’s exports.
Japan intends to conclude new bilateral investment treaties with 13 countries, including Algeria and Morocco.
Singapore signed a bilateral investment treaty with Mozambique at the Africa Singapore Business Forum. It already has BITs with Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.
The ICFAs open a door to arbitration, providing an alternative to the local courts, but State-to-State, not investor-State.
On 30 March 2015, Brazil and Mozambique entered into a treaty, which they call the Agreement for Cooperation and Investment Facilitation. On 1 April, Brazil and Angola entered into an agreement of the same nature.
Japan signs its first bilateral investment treaty with a sub-Saharan African country, aimed at increased Japanese investment flows into Mozambique’s infrastructure, agriculture and agri-processing and sectors.
African Liberal parties, meeting in a General Assembly, that closed in Maputo on Saturday, have demanded that partnership agreements with the European Union should bring real advantages to Africa.
Initialled by Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique on 23 November 2007