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EU, South Africa Discuss SADC EPA Timing

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

In a joint communiqué issued after their 6th Summit, which ended on July 18, the South African and European Union leaders said that they were convinced that the pending issues currently holding up completion of Europe's economic partnership agreement with the Southern African Development Community could be resolved. Read Full Story


AfDB To Help African Countries Exploit US AGOA

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The African Development Bank has announced plans to help diversify African exports to the United States through the better utilization of African Growth and Opportunity Act preferences by its beneficiary countries. Read Full Story


Call To Speed Up African Tripartite FTA Negotiations

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Government of Zambia has called on the three African regional economic communities - the East African Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and the Southern African Development Community - to speed up their free trade agreement negotiations. Read Full Story


USTR Urges Extension Of AGOA's Textile Provision

by Leroy Baker,, New York

Friday, May 11, 2012

The United States Trade Representative has confirmed that the Administration is committed to boosting trade with African nations through the African Growth and Opportunity Act and, in that respect, renewal of its Third-Country Fabric provision is seen as crucial. Read Full Story


The Netherlands Ups Tax Treaty Negotiations In 2012

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Underlining the government’s commitment to negotiating new tax treaties with other countries, the Dutch finance ministry has recently outlined details of its specific plans for 2012. Read Full Story


Trade Barriers Hindering African Growth

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Friday, February 10, 2012

As African leaders pursue negotiations towards a continental free trade area by 2017, a new report released by the World Bank has noted that African nations are losing out on billions of dollars in potential trade earnings every year because of restrictive barriers to regional trade. Read Full Story


USTR Issues GSP, AGOA Annual Reviews

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk has announced the outcome of the 2010 Annual Review under the Generalized System of Preferences programme, as well as the results of the annual African Growth and Opportunity Act Eligibility Review. Read Full Story


Mauritius Unveils 2012 Budget

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mauritian Finance Minister Xavier-Luc Duval has recently unveiled details of the government’s 2012 finance bill, designed to promote export and market development, and to open up the country’s economy, and providing for tax measures intended to boost growth and investment and to promote social justice. Read Full Story


Problems Foreseen For African Tripartite FTA

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, has expressed the opinion that the planned roll out of the proposed African tripartite free trade agreement may 'hit a snag' when negotiating on trade in manufactured goods between the member countries. Read Full Story


IMF Opens Fourth African Technical Assistance Centre

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The International Monetary Fund has officially opened its fourth Africa regional technical assistance centre in Mauritius, offering capacity building services to 13 countries across Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. Read Full Story



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