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Poultry industry takes on US chicken quota as court case brews

Poultry industry takes on US chicken quota as court case...

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) wants government to review the quota of US poultry imports, following the imposition of tariffs on local aluminium and steel products. In court papers filed in the North Gauteng Court, the...

17 September 2018 | Sibongile Khumalo
South Africa: We will all be losers if we lose AGOA, Parliament hears

South Africa: We will all be losers if we lose AGOA,...

Setting aside the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) will have dire consequences, members of Parliament heard on Thursday. Department of Trade and Industry (dti) Director General Lionel October was sharing developments on trade...

13 September 2018 | Lameez Omarjee
US apparel buyer linked to sourcing opportunities in Madagascar

US apparel buyer linked to sourcing opportunities in...

On August 26-30, the USAID East African Trade and Investment Hub conducted a buyer mission to Antananarivo, Madagascar for a large publicly listed U.S. apparel company. The U.S buyer engaged with apparel companies in Madagascar and...

05 September 2018
South Africa: 'US confirms it’s not using AGOA as leverage over land expropriation'

South Africa: 'US confirms it’s not using AGOA as...

US officials have made no link between SA’s plan to expropriate land without compensation and the country’s access to trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), trade and industry minister Rob Davies...

05 September 2018 | RENÉ VOLLGRAAFF
Kenyan government presents USAID Hub-supported AGOA Strategy to USTR

Kenyan government presents USAID Hub-supported AGOA...

On August 28, 2018, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives Peter Munya (represented by Trade Principal Secretary Dr. Chris Kiptoo, pictured on left) delivered Kenya’s National African Growth and Opportunity...

31 August 2018
Warmer Kenya-US relations good for trade and investment

Warmer Kenya-US relations good for trade and investment

The meeting earlier this week between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his United States counterpart Donald Trump should, hopefully, cement strategic interests between the two countries. It signals how much bilateral relations have warmed...

30 August 2018 | PETER WARUTERE
Liberia: Twelve companies selected to present at AGOA Expo and trade fair in US

Liberia: Twelve companies selected to present at AGOA...

Twelve Liberian companies have received sponsorship to travel to the African Growth and Opportunity Act Expo and Trade Fair in New York. The companies received pledges of US$2,500 each during a Made in Liberia contest held on Monday,...

30 August 2018 | Zeze Ballah
SA farmers play 'chicken' with US tariffs

SA farmers play 'chicken' with US tariffs

Herman Pretorius is just the kind of white South African farmer U.S. President Donald Trump expressed concern for when he barged into the country's delicate land reform debate by ordering an investigation into the "large-scale killing of...

29 August 2018 | JOE BAVIER
Kenya, US establish trade investment working group

Kenya, US establish trade investment working group

Kenya and United States of America have established a trade and investment working group to explore ways of deepening business ties between the two countries. The  United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer and the...

28 August 2018 | Bernadette Khaduli
With mitumba ban in tatters, what next for trade between Kenya, US?

With mitumba ban in tatters, what next for trade between...

The East African Community had given itself up to 2019 to begin stopping the importation of second hand clothes from the United States. In 2016, the presidents of Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda said taking the move would...

27 August 2018
US poultry industry to urge retaliation if South Africa ends quota

US poultry industry to urge retaliation if South Africa...

The United States poultry industry will press its government to retaliate if South Africa suspends a quota that excludes some U.S. imports from an anti-dumping tariff, the head of a poultry trade group said. The South African Poultry...

24 August 2018 | Joe Bavier
Kenya: Foreign Affairs Secretary meets ambassadors in the US ahead of Kenyatta-Trump meeting

Kenya: Foreign Affairs Secretary meets ambassadors in the...

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma is already in the United States ahead of a scheduled visit to the White House by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday. Upon her arrival at the Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, the CS...

24 August 2018
East Africa debate: Suspension of Rwanda’s AGOA benefits – What does it mean? [Video]

East Africa debate: Suspension of Rwanda’s AGOA...

Barely weeks after the Trump administration partially suspended Rwanda’s benefits to export apparel duty-free to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act - AGOA, the government of Rwanda says that it remains committed to...

22 August 2018
South African poultry group targets US import quota

South African poultry group targets US import quota

The SA Poultry Association (Sapa) has filed a lawsuit seeking to force the government to suspend a quota that excludes some US poultry imports from an anti-dumping tariff, a senior official with the association said on Tuesday. If...

22 August 2018 | JOE BAVIER
Liberia-made products pitching contest to be held in Monrovia

Liberia-made products pitching contest to be held in...

The Liberia Chamber of Commerce and the Ezzat N. Eid Foundation have organized a contest to attract products made in Liberia. On Monday, August 27 entrepreneurs will be invited to pitch their products at a pitching contest and...

22 August 2018 | Zeze Ballah
Africa Media Hub - telephonic press briefing with US Dep Asst Sec of State Peter Haas [incl. transcript and sound file]

Africa Media Hub - telephonic press briefing with US Dep...

EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, August 21 at 09:00 EDT/13:00 GMT/15:00 CAT for a telephonic press conference with State Department Economic and Business Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Trade Policy and...

20 August 2018
Local union warns South Africa that AGOA eligibility under threat if land expropriation goes ahead

Local union warns South Africa that AGOA eligibility...

SA could breach eligibility requirements of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) if the country proceeds with plans to implement land appropriation without compensation, South African trade union Solidarity has warned. In terms...

07 August 2018 | SISEKO NJOBENI
Expanding free trade with Africa through AGOA

Expanding free trade with Africa through AGOA

Originally passed in 2000 and renewed until 2025, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a U.S. Trade Act that boosts U.S. market access for qualifying sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. The program’s goal is to...

06 August 2018 | Kathryn Quelle
'Rwanda AGOA limitations signals era of reciprocal trading'

'Rwanda AGOA limitations signals era of reciprocal trading'

Last week, the Trump administration announced the withdrawal of benefits for Rwanda to export apparel duty-free to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). This is largely seen as a response to Kigali’s decision to...

05 August 2018 | ANZETSE WERE
'Trump’s trade action may benefit Africa'

'Trump’s trade action may benefit Africa'

Opinion Piece: The Donald Trump presidency is fast changing almost everything about the US’s role in the world and how the world is managed. No one seems to be spared from its ruthless pursuit of narrow nationalist interests. The...

05 August 2018 | SIPHAMANDLA ZONDI
Trade under Africa bloc will create ‘respect’

Trade under Africa bloc will create ‘respect’

The East African Community should channel its resources to the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) as an alternative to pacts with Europe, Asia and the US.  “Africa has a lot of potential in...

05 August 2018 | IVAN R. MUGISHA
Presidential Proclamation regarding Rwanda's AGOA eligibility

Presidential Proclamation regarding Rwanda's AGOA...

  Presidential Proclamation to Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and For Other Purposes  Issued on: July 30, 2018 1.  In Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000, the President...

31 July 2018
Trump upholds AGOA trade preference eligibility criteria with Rwanda

Trump upholds AGOA trade preference eligibility criteria...

Today, President Donald J. Trump issued a proclamation regarding Rwanda that enforces the eligibility criteria established by Congress for trade preferences under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).  This proclamation...

31 July 2018
USAID supports Kenya’s AGOA strategy to double duty-free exports by 2023

USAID supports Kenya’s AGOA strategy to double...

Kenya’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives has launched the Kenya National African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Strategy and Action Plan (2018-2023) alongside Kenya’s National Export Development and Promotion...

31 July 2018 | George Tubei