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USTR Lighthizer says bilateral trade pacts conflict with multilateral trading system
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the world needed either a multilateral system to govern global trade or a series of bilateral agreements, but the two were in conflict with each other.
Trump bets on Kenya for Africa trade pacts as negotiations begin
US, Kenya kick off negotiations for free-trade agreement. Trump administration not looking to renew Africa regional pact.
Opposition to the proposed US-Kenya free trade agreement
Kenya should abandon or, at the very least, postpone the United States-Kenya Free Trade Agreement negotiations to a later date, civil society groups say in letter to the AfCFTA Secretariat.
More lobbies oppose Kenya, US trade talks
Kenya’s negotiations for a free trade deal with America has received opposition from organisations drawn from across Africa.
US trade groups urge China to increase purchases of US goods, services
The US Chamber of Commerce and over 40 trade associations on Monday urged top American and Chinese officials to redouble efforts to implement a Phase 1 trade agreement.
Tech firms want ‘strong copyright safe harbours’ in US/UK deal
Unsurprisingly, the big American internet companies have views on what that trade deal should require from the UK in terms of copyright and safe harbour rules.
UK-US trade: New body to advise on welfare and competition in farming
Farmers have welcomed plans for a new body to advise ministers on welfare standards and fair competition in trade deals with the US and other nations.
Kenya eyes e-commerce investments in US pact
Kenya plans to gradually relax its regulations of the digital market to ease entry of US firms and products.
Kenya seeks to shield key state firms in US deal
Kenya is keen on protecting key economic sectors and several strategic state-owned enterprises from the Free Trade Agreement ahead of trade talks with the US slated for July.
Second round of US-UK talks wrap up today
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told members of Congress he hoped “at least a couple of chapters” could be closed out.
Kenya-US trade talks to start next month, President Kenyatta says
President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the much-anticipated trade talks between Kenya and the United States of America will start on 7th July 2020.
Africalink on Air: Kenya - US free trade agreement
The East African Trade Network is strongly opposed to the creation of a Free Trade Agreement between United States and Kenya.
Why we have to protect the NHS from trade deals
Without real protection for the NHS in any future trade agreement, we can only see bad news for patients, taxpayers and Health Boards around the country.
Kenya sets terms ahead of trade talks with US
Kenya has moved to fence in its key economic segments as it prepares for the first round of free trade area (FTA) negotiations with the US from July 9 to 17.
UK says no deadline for US trade deal, talks tough on terms
Britain has no deadline to strike a trade deal with the United States, trade minister Liz Truss said, criticising the US administration for talking a good game on free trade while restricting import access.
Is Korea caught in Lone Star’s trap?
The government is apparently baffled by Lone Star Fund’s attempts to use Korean news outlets as a means of putting itself in a dominant position in its $4.68 billion legal battle against Seoul.
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.