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There is a sense of drift in Africa’s trade relations with the West, as both America and Europe rethink how they do business with the continent. The old approach was paternalistic and gave Africans little say. But the new one, handled badly, could put Africa’s own integration at risk.
AfCFTA was supposed to usher in a new era of continental trade and economic growth—but Beijing’s not letting that happen.
The agreement was concluded between the chief negotiators (foreign or trade ministers) in December 2020 and initialled on 15 April 2021 in Samoa.
The investment fund Titan Consortium has taken legal steps after the expropriation of Aerolineas Argentinas in 2008, which resulted in an arbitration award against Argentina.
London and Ankara will start negotiations on a more comprehensive trade pact next year, a British minister said.
Vice President Harris announced in Vietnam today that Vietnam has agreed to cut its import duties on corn, wheat and pork products.
India and Australia are looking at announcing an early harvest trade deal by December, according to a joint statement released by the nations.
The new resource extraction regime continued to consolidate through the approval of new development plans, new standards, and the signing of international investment agreements.
The US Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that a mini trade deal between the US and Ecuador, originally signed in December 2020, has come into effect.
A controversial free trade agreement upgrade between the European Free Trade Association and Turkey will come into force from October 1 after surviving stinging criticism and delays.
More than 50 African groups denounce how the African Union is using the African Continental Free Trade Area as a justification to push the seed harmonisation agenda.
What precedent might be set by the new Australia trade deal and what could it tell us about the future for UK environmental standards?
Kenya is engaging South Korea for a trade deal that will see reduction or complete removal of duty on exports to the Asian country, mainly on coffee and agricultural produces.
South Korea’s trade ministry said it wishes to resume free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with Mexico in the near future as it aims to forge closer ties with the top economic partner in Central America.
China is set to upgrade its current free trade agreements (FTAs) and is actively considering joining the CPTPP for further expansion of opening-up, as the agreements have played a vital role in Chinese foreign trade.
Uruguay hopes to sign a free trade agreement with Turkey, would be joined by the other Mercosur partners, said Foreign Minister, Francisco Bustillo.
The first round of talks on further abolition of customs tariffs in bilateral trade in accordance with the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement will take place in September.
Saudi Arabia is looking for more trading partners under free trade agreement as the country aims at increasing non-oil exports share in its gross domestic product.
Ecuador will propose the free trade agreement with Mexico, with the purpose that, in the shortest possible time, Ecuador can enter the Pacific Alliance