Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Africa and the Middle East.
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The Saharan states have called for free trade agreements to help the region achieve peace, stability and prosperity.
Southern African Development Community (SADC) hopes to start trade talks with China and India at the forthcoming SADC Council of Ministers Consultative Conference in Windhoek, Namibia next month.
Saudi Arabia and Switzerland plan to sign an investment protection agreement during the visit of Swiss Minister of Economy Joseph Deiss to the Kingdom on April 1 this year.
Kenya has signed an agreement with the Sudanese government to allow its manufacturers to export some goods duty free to Sudan.
Kenya and Sudan are set to sign a bilateral trade agreement that may open up the vast Sudanese market to Kenyan entrepreneurs.
Syria and the European Union on Tuesday held talks on means to facilitate the final approval of an association agreement initialled more than a year ago.
Syrian Minister of Economy and Trade Dr. ’Amir Lutfi, and Iran’s Minister of Housing and Cities’ Construction Muhammad Said Kya met on Sunday to discuss issues connected with the Free Trade Zone agreement and the agreement of Differential Trade, reports the official Syrian news agency SANA.
Kenya has signed an agreement with the Venezuela government to enhance bilateral co-operation between the two countries.
The Kuwaiti Ambassador praised the level of trade relations between Kuwait and the United States, which is considered Kuwait’s largest trade partner, and expressed Kuwait’s hope that the ongoing trade negotiations would lead to a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Uganda is losing business in the Sudanese market because of its failure to ratify the Free Trade Area of the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (Comesa).
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.