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Proposed AfCFTA investment protocol should be simplified to attract foreign direct investment into Africa, says ECA’s Karingi
The Economic Commission for Africa today made a pre-launch presentation of a report which offers policy recommendations to member states wishing to take advantage of the economies of scope and scale of the envisioned AfCFTA Investment Protocol to attract investment.
Ford writes to EU ministers over Mexico trade deal
Ford Europe chief has written an open letter to the trade ministers of a number of EU states to express concerns over trade arrangements between Europe and other parts of the world
Ag sector pushes for better UK trade deal
New Zealand dairy companies want a UK trade deal that comprehensively removes agricultural tariffs.
Congolese port users welcome Kenya, DRC trade deal
Congolese businessmen hope that the trade, transport and security deals signed between Kenya and the DRC will lead to increased business for them at the Port of Mombasa.
Lobbying for globalization: How the winners dominate the politics of trade agreements
Analysis shows that lobbying on FTAs has been dominated by a few very large firms, which experience large gains as a result of the entry into force of these agreements.
How Indonesia plans to benefit from EFTA trade deal
The House of Representatives has recently approved a draft trade deal with the four-member EFTA that is expected to facilitate foreign investment and liberalize trade in goods and services, particularly commodities such as palm oil and raw metals.
FEDCOC launches initiative to develop Egyptian-Russian economic relations
President of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) and head of the Federation of African Chambers of Trade, Industry and Agriculture, has launched an initiative to develop Egyptian-Russian economic relations.
Kenya Flower Council pushes for approval of the Kenya-UK trade deal to guarantee export of flowers to the UK
Kenya Flower Council (KFC) has expressed its support for the immediate approval of the Kenya-UK trade deal signed on December 8 2020.
Wheat growers eye Indonesian trade talks
The wheat sector is excited about the prospect of Canada entering into trade agreement negotiations with Indonesia.
Private sector firms join push for AfCFTA agenda
Private sector lobbies in Africa’s six regional trading blocs have formed the African Business Council, a continental umbrella body to spearhead the business agenda for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
UK-Japan trade deal settled nerves for Japanese firms, Honda executive says
Britain’s trade deal with Japan settled the nerves of a lot of Japanese businesses in the United Kingdom and gives them confidence about their future prospects there, a senior Honda executive said.
What do trade deals mean for FDI?
Categorical claims about the impact of trade deals on FDI are not supported by the evidence, which paints a nuanced and sometimes contradictory picture.
Will China help or hurt the AfCFTA?
African countries want to trade more with their partners on the continent – through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement that launched operations on 1 January – but will that hurt big trading partners like China?
US Chamber drives for Kenya-US trade deal
The United States Chamber of Commerce has urged President Joe Biden to seal a new trade deal with Kenya, which was initiated by his predecessor Donald Trump.
Cross-border data exchange: Regulatory options in international collaboration
German industry group BDI wants the EU to ban localization requirements and other limits to the free flow of data across borders.
Nigeria: Dangote leveraging expansion under AfCFTA
Dangote Industries Limited has stated that its cement expansion plan and fertiliser investments will open new trade routes for the company and Nigeria under the trade deal.
Brexit talks are as transparent as the muddy tunnel they’re held in
In whose interests is the UK government negotiating post-Brexit trade deals? They would rather you didn’t know.
Strengthening economic relations between EU and Mercosur countries - Declaration from business confederations of Mercosur and Europe
The business confederations of Mercosur and BusinessEurope gather today to reiterate their full support to the EU-Mercosur agreement and their commitment to ensure its rapid ratification and implementation.
Trade agreements as door-openers
Bilateral trade agreements often act as door-openers for the manufactured products of multinational food companies. Milk powder with vegetable fat is an example.
Finance not fish: The trade deal with Japan focuses on what matters for the City
Trade talks with the EU remain uncertain, with negotiations focused on issues like fishing that have little bearing for the City. But in the meantime, Japan has given “global Britain” — and particularly the City — something to celebrate.