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US-Kenya trade negotiations: implications for the future of the US-Africa trade relationship

US-Kenya trade negotiations: implications for the future of the US-Africa trade relationship

In February 2020, the United States and the Republic of Kenya announced the launch of negotiations to conclude a comprehensive and reciprocal free trade agreement (FTA) that would be the first of its kind between the United States and a...
Author Multiple
Organisation US Chamber of Commerce | AmCham Kenya | Covington
Publication Date 30 April 2021
The US-Kenya FTA: insights into the bilateral trade relationship and early progress on setting terms for an FTA

The US-Kenya FTA: insights into the bilateral trade relationship and early progress on setting terms for an FTA

On 6 February 2020, US President Donald Trump announced the United States’ intention to initiate negotiations with Kenya on a bilateral Free Trade Area (FTA). This followed a meeting between President Trump and Kenyan President Uhuru...
Author Eckart Naumann
Organisation Tralac
Publication Date 17 June 2020
South Africa under GSP country review: what implications for preferential exports to the United States?

South Africa under GSP country review: what implications for preferential exports to the United States?

On 25 March 2019, the United States Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice through the Federal Register on its annual Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) product and country review. This is a relatively routine...
Author Eckart Naumann
Organisation Trade Law Center (TRALAC)
Publication Date 18 January 2020
Overview of the Cotton, Textile and Apparel Sectors in East Africa Region and Benchmarking with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Overview of the Cotton, Textile and Apparel Sectors in East Africa Region and Benchmarking with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Overview of the Cotton, Textile and Apparel Sectors in East Africa Region and Benchmarking with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is a USAID Hub report that serves as a reference for businesses looking to source from East Africa. It provides easily...
Organisation East Africa Trade and Investment Hub
Publication Date 15 February 2018
Is the banning of importation of second-hand clothes and shoes a panacea to industrialization in East Africa?

Is the banning of importation of second-hand clothes and shoes a panacea to industrialization in East Africa?

The objective of this study was to investigate if the banning of importation of second-hand clothes and shoes is a panacea to industrialization in East Africa. Qualitative and quantitative secondary data were employed to validate the...
Author Kitojo Kagome Wetengere
Organisation African Journal of Economic Review
Publication Date 25 January 2018
Rethinking the AGOA model: How to create a pro-structural transformation of the US-AFRICA trade partnership

Rethinking the AGOA model: How to create a pro-structural transformation of the US-AFRICA trade partnership

Seventeen years into the life of the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), two key issues stand out: first, that the preference utilization rate—as indicated by the meagre increases in African exports to the United States—remains...
Author Joy Kategekwa
Organisation United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Publication Date 01 December 2017
Defining and redefining US-AFRICA trade relations during the Trump Presidency

Defining and redefining US-AFRICA trade relations during the Trump Presidency

In an era in which multilateral trade arrangements have garnered more public notoriety than ever before, the suboptimal trade and investment relationship between America and Africa, as underpinned by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA),...
Author Stephen Lande and Dennis Matanda
Organisation Manchester Trade
Publication Date 01 December 2017
The phase-out of second-hand clothing imports: what impact for Tanzania?

The phase-out of second-hand clothing imports: what impact for Tanzania?

The East African Community has begun phasing-out imports of second-hand clothing to promote the development of the domestic garment sector. Using trade data and information obtained from the exporters, this study produces the first estimate of...
Author Linda Calabrese
Organisation Overseas Development Institute
Publication Date 23 October 2017
Overview of the Used Clothing Market in East Africa: Analysis of Determinants and Implications

Overview of the Used Clothing Market in East Africa: Analysis of Determinants and Implications

Overview of the Used Clothing Market in East Africa: Analysis of Determinants and Implications. In March 2016, the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State issued a Joint Communiqué from the 17th Ordinary Summit, expressing their intent to...
Author USAID East Africa Trade Hub
Organisation USAID East Africa Trade Hub
Publication Date 21 August 2017