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Trade deals: India exploring renewed negotiations with New Zealand, South Africa for new FTA deals
Already in conversation with a number of countries and economic blocs to discuss free trade agreements, India now plans to engage with South Africa and New Zealand to negotiate new FTAs to further diversify its trade ties.
South Africa, PH eye free trade agreement
The South African and the Philippine governments are looking to enter into a free trade agreement (FTA) to boost both nation’s trade relations.
SA’s AGOA deal in jeopardy after US Congressmen call for review of SA-US bilateral relationship
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 launch first consignment under the continental free trade agreement
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.
AGOA forum: ‘Africa to assert its place in global economy’
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 hosts AGOA forum aims at strengthening US-Africa trade relations
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.
AGOA: Africa calling for another 10 years
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.
AGOA trade deal talks: South Africa will need to carefully manage relations with the US and China
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 to motivate for AGOA renewal for Africa’s development
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.
US confirms SA will host AGOA summit despite Russian rift
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.
Confidential document reveals SA fears that AGOA trade pact status is under threat
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.
South Africa government officials head to US to save AGOA trade deal
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.
AfCFTA not a silver bullet to increase SA’s agricultural exports in Africa
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?
Kenya and South Africa are working to address trade barriers: where to start
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.
Letter: South Africa will take a heavy toll on AfCFTA
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement risks being unworkable if all members follow SANRAL’s example.
Saudi-South African economic relations on a steady upward trajectory
South Africa aims to become Saudi Arabia’s gateway for African markets in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
SACU, EU claim poultry victory
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.
African Continental Free Trade Area agreement not quite the silver bullet SA hoped for, says ANC
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.
Wamkele Mene: AfCFTA must set agenda on intellectual property and subsidies
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.
Corporate courts can be beaten. It’s essential for climate justice
It is perfectly possible to withdraw from trade deals containing corporate courts, as former South African trade minister Rob Davies explains.