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Africa and The Middle East

(Daily News)
September 21, 2020

Trade negotiators from Washington and Nairobi will exchange text during their next round of discussions in October, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
September 08, 2020

Two senior House Ways & Means trade subcommittee Democrats said last week they were optimistic a Biden administration could prioritize a reset of U.S. trade relations.


(Daily News)
September 01, 2020

Petrochemical industry efforts to influence U.S.-Kenya trade talks could be a “flashpoint” for House Democrats this fall, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said on Monday, citing fears that the Trump administration could pressure the African country to undo laws limiting what he called the “horrific” proliferation of plastics.


(Daily News)
August 17, 2020

Mohammed Moziad Al-Tuwaijri, Saudi Arabia’s candidate to lead the World Trade Organization, wants to bring his business sensibility to an institution in crisis, arguing that quantifying the WTO’s impact and establishing a track record of delivery will renew trust and confidence in the ailing organization.


(Daily News)
August 14, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week discussed U.S.-Africa trade relations with Reps. Dwight Evans (D-PA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) as well as Philadelphia-area business representatives, Evans said in an Aug. 12 statement.


(In Trade)
August 10, 2020

The International Dairy Foods Association writes that the EU is dominating the market in Kenya.


(Daily News)
August 09, 2020

If the World Trade Organization is like a tea bag, to paraphrase an old adage, its strength can be gauged only once it is in hot water -- and the water in Geneva is boiling.


(Daily News)
August 07, 2020

The approach to special and differential treatment provided to developing countries is already changing at the World Trade Organization, Kenya’s director-general candidate Amina Mohamed said on Thursday, arguing that a more need-based approach in the most recent multilateral agreement reached by the WTO was a good starting point.


(Daily News)
August 06, 2020

Saudi Arabia’s former economy minister, a candidate to lead the World Trade Organization, said on Wednesday that he would bring a “performance and delivery culture” to the institution in an effort to fix the largely stalled negotiating arm.


(Daily News)
August 04, 2020

Negotiators from the U.S. and Kenya will resume virtual negotiations on a potential trade deal this week, sources told Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
July 22, 2020

Kenyan officials were tested for the virus on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
July 22, 2020

If all the World Trade Organization needed to solve its problems were people with technical negotiating skill, those issues would already be resolved, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said on Tuesday, arguing that political experience is a key requirement of the WTO’s next director-general.


(Daily News)
July 21, 2020

The U.S. could take enforcement actions under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement as soon as this fall, according to Michael Nemelka, the president’s nominee for deputy U.S. Trade Representative for investment, services, labor, environment, Africa, China and the Western Hemisphere.


(Daily News)
July 21, 2020

With her history of multilateral successes at the World Trade Organization, Kenya’s candidate to lead the institution, Amina Mohamed, is confident she can deliver once again and lead the embattled organization out of its existential crisis.


(Daily News)
July 17, 2020

World Trade Organization members were presented with two very different candidates vying for the director-general position on Friday – one offering a business approach to “stabilize” the organization as the other claiming a need for a battle-hardened politician.


(Daily News)
July 16, 2020

The three director-general candidates to speak to World Trade Organization members on Thursday leaned heavily on their trade and political experience in making the case for their bids to lead the organization out of its crisis.


(Daily News)
July 16, 2020

The Trump administration is not following its own guidelines and is violating “the spirit” of Trade Promotion Authority in its engagement with outside advisers on talks with the United Kingdom, a key labor advisory panel said this week.


(Daily News)
July 15, 2020

World Trade Organization members on Wednesday heard from three director-general candidates who outlined their visions for a reformed and revitalized WTO -- from the negotiating arm to the Secretariat.


(In Trade)
July 14, 2020

The USTR adviser is the president's pick to succeed C.J. Mahoney, who has in turn been tapped for a State Department role.


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