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Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Africa.

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Termination of African countries from AGOA agreement: A threat or opportunity for the African economy?
On January 2024, President Joe Biden of the U.S. announced the termination of Uganda, the Central African Republic, Gabon, and Niger as the beneficiaries of the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).
UAE aims to conclude more CEPAS with African countries to boost trade ties
The UAE aims to conclude more Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreements (CEPAS) with African countries as the Arab world’s second largest economy continues to boost its trade ties globally.
UAE, Kenya seal comprehensive economic partnership deal
The United Arab Emirates and Kenya have concluded a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA), UAE Minister of Foreign Trade Thani Al Zeyoudi said on Friday.
Kenya keen on trade deal with US before elections, AGOA lapse
Agriculture, environment and workers’ rights took centre stage in the Kenya-US trade talks , with the former seen to push for a deal before November.
Kenyan poultry farmers sound alarm over looming US-Kenya trade deal
The poultry sector in Kenya is facing a crisis as stakeholders, particularly small-scale farmers, intensify their opposition to an impending trade agreement between the Kenyan government and the United States.
Public summary of second set of US text proposals under the US-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership
The United States has tabled proposed texts under the US-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP), covering Agriculture, Good Regulatory Practice and Workers’ Rights and Protection.
US senators introduce bill to renew AGOA through 2041
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill to renew the US trade pact with Sub-Saharan Africa ahead of its expiration next year, an aide to one of the senators said on Thursday.
EAC set to negotiate trade agreements with UK, UAE after EPA flops
At least seven countries have requested free trade arrangements with the East. African Community (EAC), as the bloc also intensifies efforts to expand the markets for its products.
Nigeria, UK to sign enhanced trade investment partnership agreement on Tuesday
Governments of Nigeria and the United Kingdom will, on Tuesday, sign the Enhanced Trade Investment Partnership (ETIP) Agreement to not just boost its trade volume but also reduce market access and regulatory barriers discouraging people from investing in either of both nations.
Kenya, US talks shift to agriculture
Kenya and the United States are set to begin talks on contentious clauses in a proposed bilateral trade deal amid fears the agreement could flood the market with cheap agricultural imports from America.


  • 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.