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What the US-Africa strategy means for SA and the continent
The US-Africa Strategy seeks to re-position the US and bring it to par with China and Russia.
Joint release by USTR Robert Lighthizer and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Peter Munya
United States Trade Representative and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives announced the establishment of a US-Kenya Trade and Investment Working Group to explore ways to deepen the trade and investment ties between the two countries.
US, African officials prepare for post-AGOA trade future
The United States wants to pave the way for a free trade agreement between Washington and sub-Saharan African countries.
Africa: Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the opening plenary of the 2018 US-sub-Saharan Africa trade and cconomic Cooperation forum (AGOA forum)
USTR Robert Lighthizer believes the time is right to pursue free trade agreement negotiations with AGOA eligible countries.
Kenya eyes bigger pie of US trade plan Agoa to increase exports
Kenya’s trade officials have said they will be taking steps to expand exports and raise the country’s share of new investments during the second edition of Trade Week at the end of this month.
Trump administration looks toward the future US-African trade and investment relationship
The US hopes to build on AGOA’s success by strengthening bilateral trade relationships in sub-Saharan Africa with the goal of establishing a free trade agreement that could serve as a model for developing countries.
Free trade and its pitfalls: Lessons for Africa
Despite having several trade and investment agreements from 1975, the inability for Africa to build substantial productive capacity has in effect rendered the continent a net importer, unable to meet even its own food requirements.
Africa-US AGOA trade talks end with no decision, waning enthusiasm
It is not clear whether the U.S. wants to change the AGOA deal before it expires in 2025 or extend it further - no decision was made on either count.
Lighthizer pushes for ‘greater reciprocity’ with AGOA nations
A more balanced trading relationship is vital in order to maintain support in Congress for AGOA, which allows for duty-free treatment of goods from eligible Sub-Saharan African countries, Lighthizer said.
Trump administration’s Africa policy in focus at AGOA trade talks
With the Trump administration’s trade agenda focused on reining in China and renegotiating the North American Free Trade agreement, Africa has barely appeared on the radar screen.
After AGOA: SA must prepare for two-way free trade agreements with US
The Trump Administration has signalled its impatience to replace the AGOA preferential trade deal with Africa with normal two-way free trade agreements.
Ross: African countries face ‘critical question’
US Commerce Secretary delivered a tough message to African countries, urging them to strike bilateral trade deals with the United States and warning that the Trump administration would closely monitor their compliance with eligibility rules under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
US complains of disadvantage as EU-SADC trade deal kicks in
As the EU-SADC’s economic partnership agreement takes effect, the Obama administration has raised concerns that US companies have been left at a competitive disadvantage.
Congress to give AGOA some love
The short congressional session won’t be a total dead period for trade policy as the House is set to take up a bill today to enhance the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
60 000 tonnes de volailles américaines entreront bientôt en Afrique du sud
L’association sud-africaine des importateurs et exportateurs de viande (AMIESA) est prête à recevoir plus de 60 000 tonnes de volailles en provenance des USA.
South Africa ends trade row with US over chicken imports
South Africa has resolved a trade row with the US which threatened to throw South Africa out of its preferential trade programme over its refusal to allow the importation of American chickens.
SA is in ’extra time’ over Agoa – Rob Davies
The trade and industry minister insists SA will continue talks over the African Growth and Opportunity Act and it is for the US to "blow the whistle".
South Africa spurns free trade to protect its meat market
America and South Africa are beating the drumsticks of trade war
Obama punishes South Africa over chicken row
US president Barack Obama has suspended agricultural benefits to South Africa under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) after its repeated refusal to resume imports of US chicken.
A Libreville, les Africains dressent un bilan mitigé de l’accord de libre-échange avec les Etats-Unis
L’ouverture du marché américain qu’a permis la loi AGOA est une ouverture en trompe-l’œil. Les produits pétroliers et le textile ont été privilégiés, mais ceux-ci ne constituent pas l’essentiel du potentiel de l’ensemble des pays africains.