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U.S. trade chief plans summit to discuss Africa duty-free access
The U.S.’s trade chief plans to convene a meeting with African ministers before the end of the year to strengthen partnerships and discuss a law that provides duty-free access to the U.S. for thousands of goods from sub-Saharan nations.
DR Congo, Rwanda sign three agreements on bilateral cooperation
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda signed on Saturday three agreements on bilateral cooperation after a meeting between the two heads of state in Goma.
SA poultry farmer is a big advocate of AfCFTA agreement
Founder of Peezel Farms believes South African poultry farmers need new markets as they continue to be undermined by current regulations which allow some foreign countries to dump their chicken products in the country.
Why AfCFTA will not succeed - GUTA explains
Dr. Obeng, addressing the press during the week intimated that AfCFTA will only be successful if African countries solely trade in goods manufactured in their country of origin to prevent dumping.
NACCIMA advocates domestication of AfCFTA
Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture has charged the federal government to domesticate the African Continental Free Trade Area so as to enable the country to benefit from the full implementation of the agreement.
Kenya, UK to digitise trade after signing the EPA agreement
Kenyan-based TradeMark East Africa and the UK-based Institute of Export and International Trade signed a memorandum of understanding providing a framework for collaboration in the implementation of a digital trade corridor between the UK and Kenya.
Biotech group calls for US enforcement action on Mexico
The US needs to take enforcement action under the USMCA to address Mexico’s continued refusal to approve genetically modified crops, Biotechnology Innovation Organization President told lawmakers.
Serbia, Azerbaijan to analyze possibility of signing free trade agreement
Serbia and Azerbaijan will analyze the possibility to ink a free trade agreement (FTA), Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic said.
White farmer enlists US federal court in enforcing US$277m arbitral award against Zimbabwe
Bernhard von Pezold and his family have enlisted the help of a US federal court in Washington DC in enforcing a US$277 million arbitral award against Zimbabwe.
Ancient Romanian gold mine given UNESCO protection
The derailment of the plans led Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources to sue the Romanian government for $5.7 billion before the Washington-based ICSID.
RCEP agreement will legitimise military dictatorship in Myanmar and fails to provide benefit to Australian workers
The ACTU has called on the Morrison Government not to ratify the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, which includes Myanmar’s military junta, at today’s JSCOT inquiry.
S. Korea, ASEAN to upgrade their FTA
South Korea’s trade ministry it has launched talks with ASEAN to update their free trade agreement (FTA) and further lower trade barriers.
India-EU FTA talks likely in September but no resolution yet on linking of investments, GIs
India and the EU are likely to begin negotiations on the revamped proposal for a bilateral FTA in September but there continues to be disagreement on whether to carve out separate agreements on investment protection and geographical indications (GIs).
Pakistan, Bahrain to sign MoU for promotion of bilateral trade, investment
Pakistan and Bahrain will sign a memorandum of understanding for the promotion of trade and investment opportunities during the second session of Pak-Bahrain Joint Ministerial Commission.
Indiana Resources : Compensation claim of AU$127m lodged against Tanzania
Indiana Resources files a memorial on the arbitration with Tanzania over the expropriation of the Ntaka Hill Nickel Project, whereby it claims the amount of AU$127 million, including interest which continues to accrue.
Outrage as Italy faces multimillion pound damages to UK oil firm
Secretive tribunals allow fossil fuel companies to sue governments for passing laws to protect environment.
One step forward, two steps back in the struggle against anti-democratic corporate trade rules
Pakistan is the latest country to reject the system that allows private investors to sue governments in international tribunals. But Ecuador is back-tracking and the lawsuits continue to proliferate.
Chilean foreign minister proposes to upgrade FTA
Chilean Foreign Affairs Minister Andres Allamand visited Korea to discuss upgrading the Korea-Chile free trade agreement as well as other cooperative measures ahead of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties in April 2022.
Swiss, Japanese leaders agree to explore trade deal upgrade
Swiss President stressed the need to upgrade the 2009 bilateral free trade agreement, notably to improve market access for Switzerland, now that Japan has a trade deal with the European Union
Kenya is gateway to African market: cabinet secretary
Korean companies will archive market access through regional integration in Africa and East African region if Kenya is made base, according to Betty Maina, Kenya’s cabinet secretary for industrialization, trade and enterprise development.