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Tunisia ready to start talks on FTA with Ukraine
Tunisia is ready to start the negotiation process on concluding an agreement on a free trade area (FTA) with Ukraine, negotiations may begin in the first quarter of 2022.
Huge potential to boost Arab-Africa trade
Arab-African trade has enormous potential but is held back by a number of bottlenecks. The Second Arab-Africa Trade Forum in Cairo revealed new ways to take trade forward.
Trade imbalance remain key concern at Africa-China forum
The exports and imports mismatch has been highlighted as a key concern as Africa continues to deepen trade with China.
Japan’s trade organisation opens office in Accra
The Ministry of Trade and Industry is working with the Japanese External Trade Organisation (JETRO) to attract more Japanese investments into the country.
India committed to partner Ghana for development
Mr Sugandh Rajaram, the Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, has reiterated the Government of India’s commitment in partnering Ghana for development.
Tanzania leads East Africa in drawing American investments
Total foreign direct investments from the US to Tanzania was $1.5 billion in 2019. Tanzania is followed by Kenya - which received $353 million in the same year.
Why US is suspending Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea from Free-Trade Deal
In response to human rights violations, the United States announced this week that it plans to suspend Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from duty-free access to American markets as of January 1.
SACU, EFTA continue negotiations on expanded Free Trade Agreement
Senior officials and experts from the Southern African Customs Union and the European Free Trade Association Member States met through videoconference on 3 and 4 November 2021 to continue their negotiations on an updated and expanded Free Trade Agreement.
Cameroon-India growing: trade development cooperation celebration
Cooperation ties between Cameroon and India have witnessed a great bolster within the past two years.
SADC countries unhappy with major new framework for relations with the EU
Southern African countries have rattled the European Union by indicating they might reopen negotiations on a major new, long-range framework for relations between Europe and developing countries that has already been accepted by all sides.

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  • 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.