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
The Mozambican government is preparing its position for negotiations with the European Union, scheduled to begin in May, on the controversial Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).
After calling off negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with five Southern African countries last month, the US has indicated its intentions to negotiate new trade arrangements with several African countries including Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique and Ghana.
Mozambique and Malawi are to liberalise trade between the two countries, under a preferential trade agreement to be signed on Wednesday, trade and industry ministry officials said here Tuesday.
US Trade Representative Rob Portman and the Mozambican Minister of Industry and Commerce Antonio Fernando signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) today that will provide a forum to address trade issues and will enhance trade and investment relations between the United States and Mozambique.
This bold new report from Christian Aid explodes the myth that free trade is the answer to poverty.
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