TRALAC - Trade Law Centre

News Search

Africa becomes key matter of focus under Trump presidency

Africa becomes key matter of focus under Trump presidency

Trump has talked about Europe, Asia, Central America, and the Middle East but has barely mentioned sub-Saharan Africa. In the unclassified four-page document submitted to the Department of State by the Trump Team, obtained by the New...

24 January 2017
Implications of Trump presidency for Africa

Implications of Trump presidency for Africa

With the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, a new chapter has opened in United States-African relations. His emergence raised fundamental questions about what is likely to change in America’s role...

24 January 2017 | LEKE SALAUDEEN
Too early to speculate on US trade policy, says South African auto body

Too early to speculate on US trade policy, says South...

It is too early to speculate on the effects the incoming Trump administration may have on automotive trade between South Africa and the US, says National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) director Nico...

17 January 2017 | Irma venter
Should US exports to Africa be duty free?

Should US exports to Africa be duty free?

Recently renewed by U.S. President Barack Obama, the African Growth and Opportunity Act allows qualifying African countries to export certain products to the U.S. duty free. American exports to Africa are subject...

16 January 2017
US widens its lead over UK as top importer of Kenyan goods

US widens its lead over UK as top importer of Kenyan goods

The United States has strengthened its position as Kenya’s third-largest export destination — making it Nairobi’s most valuable economic partner outside East Africa. Kenya’s exports to the US grew seven per cent to Sh35.3...

12 January 2017 | NEVILLE OTUKI
South Africa: Government must act on poultry industry crisis, says trade union body Cosatu

South Africa: Government must act on poultry industry...

Cosatu on Wednesday said it was deeply concerned by the pending jobs blood bath in the poultry industry, and also alarmed by government's "deafening silence" on a matter of the utmost national concern. This comes after Rainbow Chickens...

11 January 2017
'Letting down Lesotho'

'Letting down Lesotho'

For much of her childhood, Ntaoleng Moloi’s father was like a ghost. He missed birthdays and first days of school, family jokes and first snows. Months and then whole seasons passed without his presence. It felt, at times, like he was...

30 December 2016 | Mick O’Reilly
2016 a big year for the US-Africa partnership

2016 a big year for the US-Africa partnership

It has been an encouraging year for our partnership with Africa. Alongside our African partners, we have made significant progress advancing democracy, peace, and prosperity throughout the continent, though challenges, of course, remain....

29 December 2016 | LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD
Africa, trumped by bigger priorities

Africa, trumped by bigger priorities

On 8 November, a long, drawn-out election cycle that spilled across borders and caught eyes across the world finally came to a close—and Donald J. Trump is the next President of the United States. The result took many by surprise, and...

08 December 2016 | Sarah Owermohle