Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Africa and the Middle East.
Seatini said East African countries should find alternative ways to finance development projects rather than depend on public-private partnerships and bilateral investment treaties, which have cost the region dearly.
Rwandan Members of Parliament kicked off their ordinary sessions by approving a bilateral investment treaty between Rwanda and Qatar.
The expectation is that this deal will bring trade between the two countries to over $1 billion within five years.
The US-Africa Strategy seeks to re-position the US and bring it to par with China and Russia.
African countries, backed by the EU, want internal and external free trade, which will wreck local agriculture, and rural economies and societies.
Ecuador has “prioritised” efforts to sign bilateral investment treaty and trade agreement with Qatar.
Morocco has agreed to allow imports of US beef and beef products into Morocco, under the terms of the US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement.
Jordan-Turkey free trade agreement’s termination comes after months of failed negotiations.
Jordan and Turkey on Tuesday discussed prospects for sealing a new free trade agreement (FTA) following the Kingdom’s suspension of the previous agreement.
Qatar and Turkey yesterday signed a bilateral economic partnership agreement, aiming at cementing trade exchange and easing restrictions on investments, trade in services and e-commerce.
Tralac’s page on the African Continental Free Trade Area
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.
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.