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What Kenya should consider in free trade deal with America
Country must engage in thoughtful, deliberative process or should be set for short end of the stick.
US-Kenya FTA: Kenya negotiating objectives (Jun 2020)
Galwan stand-off: India takes another shot at free trade deal with US
As India distances itself from China following the clash in Ladakh between soldiers of the two countries, the Centre is keen to have another go at negotiating the India-US free trade agreement.
UAE and US to pursue new trade and investment opportunities
The United States and the UAE reaffirmed their intention to pursue new economic, trade, investment and commercial opportunities at their seventh economic policy dialogue.
An early assessment of the prospective Kenya-United States trade agreement
Kenya’s negotiations with the United States while the African Union is in ongoing negotiations on a future agreement between African countries makes this a transitional moment in Africa’s trading relationship with the West.
China to step up US agriculture purchases under phase one trade war deal after Hawaii talks, sources say
China pledged to buy US$36.5 billion worth of American agriculture products under the phase one deal, up from US$24 billion in 2017, before the trade war.
More Kenyan flowers in US bouquets as trade talks to start
US-Kenya trade talks are due to start in the next couple of weeks, US Trade Representative, as Kenya President announced discussions have been delayed until the Africa free-trade deal comes into force.
Kenyan leader put breaks on Kenya-US trade talks, as trade unions unrest hots up
A membership network comprising civil society organizations, trade unions and farmer groups strongly opposed the proposed Kenya-US FTA, as Kenyan President announced a delay in talks.
US-European trade talks stalled over ‘unsafe’ American food
US trade talks with the European Union and Britain have stalled in part due to suspicions of poor American food standards, Washington’s chief negotiator said.
Why Kenya must keep an eye on data rules in US trade deal talks
The US aims to establish commitments to ensure Kenya refrains from imposing measures that restrict cross-border data flows and does not require the use of installation of local computing facilities.
Second round of US-UK talks kick off today
The two sides bear down on the goal of signing a deal before the US election — an extremely ambitious deadline that would require negotiations to be substantially complete by early August.
US trade deal ’could pose greatest risk to UK food since BSE crisis’
Consumer group Which? is warning the government not to allow in chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef.
The US apparel and footwear industry is urging Congress to renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act this year
AGOA doesn’t expire until 2025, but the industry looks for certainty to the region in the face of the pandemic and upcoming US trade talks with Kenya.
What Trump, Johnson want from US-UK trade deal
The two sides disagree on issues ranging from chicken to 5G. Plus, President Trump is seeking re-election in November, and the UK can’t finalize a comprehensive deal with the US until it figures out its post-divorce relationship with the EU.
PH eager to forge FTAs with Mexico, US
The Philippines will pursue separate discussions with Mexico and the US for potential free trade agreements with each these two countries.
US trade deal could cripple agriculture, manufacturing in Kenya
The agreement portends the danger of crippling sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing and disintegration of its economy in Kenya.
Cabinet unrest over U-turn on animal welfare in US trade talks
Leaked letter instructs ministers to have ‘no specific policy’ on the issue.
US, Brazil push for a mini deal
US and Brazilian officials are working on a deal covering trade facilitation, digital trade and regulatory practices, with a target for the end of the year, a top Brazilian diplomat said.
Lone Star hints intent on out-of-court settlement with Seoul over KEB dispute
US private equity firm Lone Star Funds suggested it was open to “amicable and sensible” out-of-court option to settle the longstanding dispute with the Korean government.
Government ready to open British markets to chlorinated chicken for US trade deal
The move would represent a significant loosening of the current situation where complying with high European welfare and sanitary standards for food are a requirement across a wide range of foods.