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Africa & Middle East

Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Africa and the Middle East.


The United States and Kenya hold second meeting of the trade and investment working group
The working group is exploring ways to deepen the trade and investment ties between the two countries and lay the groundwork for a stronger future trade relationship.
Africa’s free trade deal has GCC interested
The GCC states are drawn to the African states’ promise, especially as the new continental trade deal will facilitate opportunities and unlock growth in parts of Africa that were previously difficult to access.
United States – African Growth And Opportunity Act: Report of the government of the United States for the year 2018 under the decision of 30 november 2015
The following communication is being circulated at the request of the Delegation of the United States.
Bangladesh-Nigeria to sign bilateral agreement on agriculture
The Bangladesh Tariff Commission recommended signing a preferential trade agreement with Nigeria.
Iran-EAEU talks on establishing free trade to start next year: Official
Head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization said the country plans to start talks with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in 2020.
Iran-EAEU PTA comes into effect Sunday
This agreement includes 862 products, with 360 related to Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and 502 to Iran.
Iran joins Russia-led trade bloc with cautious optimism
The Rouhani administration and parliamentarians alike are eager to implement policies that may help bolster Iran’s economy as sanctions cause a sharp recession.
Mauritius wants to sign FTA with Eurasian Economic Union ’in near future’ - President
Mauritius wants to sign a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union "in the near future," Paramasivum P. Vyapoory, the acting president of the island nation said.
Pres. Weah signs 15 bills into law
The 15 bills include the act to ratify the Bilateral Investment Treaty with the United Arab Emirates, the investment agreement with Morocco and the ECOWAS custom code.
Rwanda, CAR sign bilateral pacts
Rwandan and Central African Presidents witnessed the signing of a bilateral investment treaty.

    Links


  • African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) legal texts and policy documents
    Tralac’s page on the African Continental Free Trade Area
  • SEATINI Uganda
    The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) is a regional non-governmental organization founded in 1996 soon after the WTO Singapore Ministerial Conference — mainly focusing on WTO, but also bilateral and regional trade negotiations in Africa.
  • SEATINI Zimbabwe
    The Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) is an African initiative to strengthen Africa’s capacity to take a more effective part in the emerging global trading system and to better manage the process of globalization.