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Africa & Middle East

Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Africa and the Middle East.


Rwanda, CAR sign bilateral pacts
Rwandan and Central African Presidents witnessed the signing of a bilateral investment treaty.
EAEU, Iran to launch interim free trade zone on 27 October
The interim free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and Iran will come into force on 27 October, Minister for Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission, said.
Iran to join EAEU in weeks: President Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the country will officially join the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on October 27.
EAEU-Iran trade deal to take effect on October 27: report
Officials from both parties exchanged messages about completing the necessary procedures to enforce an interim agreement leading to the formation of the free trade area.
Kenya ties on the table
Barbados is looking to enter into a double taxation agreement and a bilateral investment treaty with Kenya.
Africa wants one trade deal with the US, the US wants many
The African Union prefers a continent-wide deal with the US while the US wants bilateral deals when AGOA expires.
Namibia courts Turkey investment
The two countries agreed to hold exploratory talks before the end of the year on the possibility of having negotiations of a trade and economic partnership agreement.
Iranian president orders to start implementing free trade zone agreement with EAEU
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has tasked the country’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade to start implementing the free trade zone agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union.
Egypt, US to promote greater reciprocal market access for agricultural, industrial goods
Egypt and the United States are seeking ways to promote a greater reciprocal market access for agricultural and industrial goods following the latest talks of the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement .
Morocco moves closer to ‘privileged’ partnership with EU
The ‘Euro-Moroccan Partnership for Shared Prosperity was announced at the end of the 14th meeting of the Morocco-EU Association Council last Thursday (27 June) and will include the relaunch of talks on a free trade agreement.

    Links


  • African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) legal texts and policy documents
    Tralac’s page on the African Continental Free Trade Area
  • SEATINI Uganda
    The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) is a regional non-governmental organization founded in 1996 soon after the WTO Singapore Ministerial Conference — mainly focusing on WTO, but also bilateral and regional trade negotiations in Africa.
  • SEATINI Zimbabwe
    The Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) is an African initiative to strengthen Africa’s capacity to take a more effective part in the emerging global trading system and to better manage the process of globalization.