TRALAC - Trade Law Centre

Trade Agreements

Currently no Free Trade Agreements (FTA) have been concluded on a bilateral basis between the United States and Sub-Saharan African countries. However, various Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFAs) are in place, both with individual countries as well as a number of  regional blocs. TIFAs function to provide strategic frameworks and principles for dialogue on trade and investment issues between the United States and the other contracting parties to the TIFA. These agreements generally go beyond the BIT model. TIFAs have been concluded with a number of African partner countries, inter alia with Angola, Ghana, Liberia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa, as well as various regional country groups, such as COMESA, EAC and WAEMU. Discussions and negotiations with the SACU group are ongoing.
COMESA - United States (TIFA)

COMESA - United States (TIFA)

Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Common Market For Eastern And Southern Africa (COMESA) concerning the development of trade and investment relations.         

EAC - United States (TIFA)

EAC - United States (TIFA)

Trade and Investment Framework Agreement between the East African Community (EAC) and the Government of the United States of America.

Ghana - United States (TIFA)

Ghana - United States (TIFA)

Trade and Investment Framework Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana.        

Rwanda - US (TIFA)

Rwanda - US (TIFA)

Trade and Investment Framework Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Rwanda.        

WAEMU - United States (TIFA)

WAEMU - United States (TIFA)

Trade and Investment Framework Agreement between the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and the Government of the United States of America.