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Africa & Middle East

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

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Congo set to offer tax facility to UAE investors
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will offer a tax facility to the UAE investors and sign an agreement to protect investments and boost bilateral trade between the two countries, says its President.
Africa-Turkey forum to promote investment and trade under AfCFTA
On October 21 to 22, Turkish and African leaders together with corporate business directors, industrialist and investors are meeting under the theme “Deepening Turkey-Africa Strategic Partnership: Trade, Investment, Technology and Logistics”.
Tariffs, rules of origin new hurdles to Africa’s trade area
A meeting held at the AfCFTA headquarters in Accra found that without these provisions no trade can take place.
Kenya-US trade talks stall as Biden administration reviews pact
Kenya’s trade deal with the US might not be concluded in the next two years, fresh details show.
Threats, bullying, lawsuits: tobacco industry’s dirty war for the African market
In pursuit of growth in Africa, British American Tobacco and others use intimidatory tactics to attempt to suppress health warnings and regulation, including accusing governments of breaching trade agreements.
Rwanda, Mozambique ink trade, investment pact
Rwanda and Mozambique have signed an agreement that will boost their economic development through trade and investment activities.
Xiplomacy: Xi-proposed "eight major initiatives" facilitate China-Africa trade
At the opening ceremony of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in September 2018, Chinese President proposed that China would launch eight major initiatives in close collaboration with African countries.
Africa: China’s trade with the continent grows to record highs
Trade between China and Africa almost doubled between 2020 and 2021, and over the last 20 years trade between China and the region has increased twenty-fold.
Ministry of Trade justifies agreement that gives EU 80 percent access to Ghanaian market
The Ministry of Trade and Industry says it will not allow Ghana to become a dumping ground for goods from the UK following the Ghana-UK.
UAE targets new Kenya trade deal
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to sign a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with Kenya to consolidate its position as a gateway for global trade and investment.

    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.