South Africa’s trade benefits under the African Growth Opportunity Act (Agoa) are in jeopardy after US Congressmen last week sought a full review of the bilateral relationship with South Africa.
Kenya and South Africa have jointly launched the first consignment under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) framework, signalling commitment to a united African market.
South Africa will be looking to get more out its trade ties with the US during next week’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) Forum, where member countries will showcase the continent’s industrial capability and its regional value chains.
South Africa prepares to host the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) forum to review critical challenges and obstacles adversely impacting trade opportunities and economic cooperation between the United States and Africa.
African countries who benefit from the African Growth and Opportunities Act will push for a 10 year extension of the agreement, the African Union (AU) commissioner for trade and industry Albert Muchanga said on the first day of a summit in Johannesburg.
South Africa must tread carefully in its economic relationships to avoid being caught in the escalating tension between east and west, and more specifically China and the US.
South Africa will motivate for the extension and renewal of the US preferential trade framework the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for itself and other African countries.
Despite US threats that it should be moved to another country, South Africa will continue to host a summit between the US and beneficiaries of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in November.
In a confidential discussion note seen by Daily Maverick, South Africa admits its status as a beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act is under threat.
A South African government delegation will embark on a charm offensive in the US this week aiming to defuse tensions with the African nation’s second-biggest trading partner over foreign policy and retain its preferential access to American markets.
Does the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) present an opportunity for South Africa (SA) to further expand its agricultural exports into the continent, or is it just a pipe dream?
Trade volumes between Kenya and South Africa have always been minimal compared to each country’s engagement with its other major trading partners. But in recent years, leaders of the two countries have been taking steps to stimulate trade.
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement risks being unworkable if all members follow SANRAL’s example.
South Africa aims to become Saudi Arabia’s gateway for African markets in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
This was the first time the EU triggered a bilateral dispute settlement mechanism under one of its EPAs – and as such, the EU challenged the legal basis and compliance of the measure with the EU-SADC EPA on a number of grounds.
The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement could have negative impacts on South Africa’s trade, labour force and micro, small and medium enterprises, according to a draft document prepared for discussion at the ANC’s upcoming policy conferences.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is the world’s newest and most ambitious trade bloc, after the World Trade Organisation, its biggest, covering 1.2bn consumers in 55 countries that together generate annual GDP in excess of $3 trillion.
It is perfectly possible to withdraw from trade deals containing corporate courts, as former South African trade minister Rob Davies explains.
African nations should not be expected to take the lead in addressing a climate emergency they did not create. The priority for Africa is to receive support and investment to build resilience and adapt to climate impacts.
The Commercial Operations Officer, Dangote Group, yesterday called for the reform at ports in Africa as well as the ease of regulations and bureaucracy, in order to realise benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement.