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India, US need to sit down on negotiating table for free trade agreement: Piyush Goyal
After concluding a “quick” trade deal, India and the US need to sit down on the negotiating table for working towards a more sustainable, robust and enduring partnership in the form of a free trade agreement (FTA).
India, US will complete a quick trade deal in a couple of calls, says Commerce Minister Goyal
Piyush Goyal says India and the US will go for a preferential trade agreement first on 50-100 goods and services, followed by a larger free trade agreement.
India, US trade deal: New Delhi seeks preferential treatment on drugs, other goods
India is seeking concessions for generic drugs it exports to the United States in return for opening its dairy markets and slashing tariffs on farm goods as the two sides seek to shore up a new trade deal.
India-US FTA on the cards preceded by limited trade deal, informs Commerce Ministry
India and the US are close to concluding an initial limited trade package followed by a possible bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
Contentious issues in US-Kenya trade plan
Last week, Kenya and US officially started negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA). A special interest group comprising civil society, trade unions and farmers have also mobilised against the FTA. This is a common trend globally when trade negotiations begin because the future of these vested interest groups is always uncertain.
Lawyers file suit at EAC court to block Kenya- US trade deal
Kenya’s free trade deal with the US has been challenged before the East Africa Court of Justice days after the two countries opened negotiations on duty-free imports.
India and US are ‘nearer to a smaller’ trade deal than ever before, says envoy Sandhu
India said both New Delhi and Washington are now “nearer” to a smaller trade deal than ever before as the US believes a free trade agreement (FTA) is possible even as India has walked out the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
China’s interest in trans-Pacific trade deal met with scepticism by those who helped negotiate it
A series of high profile officials in Beijing have recently voiced openness about China joining a trans-Pacific trade pact abandoned by the United States in one of the first acts of Donald Trump’s presidency.
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.