Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Africa and the Middle East.
The FTA with Turkey has not yielded the expected fruits, but has rather further tilted the trade balance in favour of the Turkish side, says Governement.
Turkish Economy Minister has suggested that a free trade agreement will be a key step to boost business ties between Ankara and the Economic Community of West African States.
Relying the findings of a study by the Amman Chamber of Commerce, business leaders called for revisiting the Jordan-Turkish FTA, noting that trade balance was heavily in favour of Turkey.
Le forum offre l’opportunité aux deux pays de réaffirmer leur liens dans le domaine du commerce et de l’investissement.
Kenya has initiated informal bilateral talks with Britain as it seeks to establish a new trade deal to protect its exports to the European market now that Brexit will likely affect duty free access of Kenyan goods to the country.
Tanzania passed three new laws that significantly change the regulatory landscape governing natural resources and the mining sector in particular.
The preferential trade agreement between Iran and Eurasian Economic Union will be in effect for three years.
The United States and Egypt discussed ways to further expand fair and reciprocal trade and investment between the two countries.
The focus of the new development strategy is on private investment. For this, African countries should create more attractive framework conditions to attract European donors and provide guarantees and risk protection to private companies.
Morocco and the Mercosur have recently started technical negotiations to pave the way for the conclusion of a free trade agreement.
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.