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Africa and The Middle East

(In Trade)
November 04, 2018

The AFL-CIO had urged the administration to end the country’s benefits due to the practice of slavery in the country.


(In Trade)
October 25, 2018

Three senators say the bilateral trade relationship should be advanced “by exempting South Africa from the Section 232 tariffs, which will in turn preserve our AGOA agreement with South Africa and support the U.S. poultry industry.”


(Daily News)
September 27, 2018

Turkey on Wednesday claimed the U.S. would be in violation of World Trade Organization rules if it decided to strip Ankara of benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences.


(In Trade)
August 28, 2018

“Our two countries will work together to explore a mutually beneficial trade and investment framework ... including by maximizing the remaining years of AGOA and looking ahead to the next steps.”


(In Trade)
August 22, 2018

At issue is the 65,000 metric-ton TRQ South Africa granted the U.S. in 2016, conditioned on Pretoria’s continued participation in the African Growth and Opportunity Act.


(Daily News)
August 21, 2018

The American Institute for International Steel is citing President Trump's decision to double Section 232 tariffs on Turkish imports as another reason the statute should be modified.


(In Trade)
August 17, 2018

Witnesses took issue with Mauritania’s labor practices and a South African copyright law.


(In Trade)
August 06, 2018

Perdue: “This is a good harbinger of the kind of relationship that can be developed. We hope there are other things we can cooperate on to expand markets around the globe.”


(In Trade)
August 06, 2018

Kenya is seen as a top target for a bilateral trade deal.


(Daily News)
July 30, 2018

President Trump on Monday followed through on his threat to suspend apparel benefits Rwanda receives under the African Growth and Opportunity Act due to the country’s import ban on used apparel.


(In Trade)
July 27, 2018

“In the specific case of South Africa, they’re going to be justified in imposing countervailing duties that may well close the door to this newly opened market for our poultry.”


(Daily News)
July 26, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told senators on Thursday that the U.S. will soon begin free trade agreement negotiations with countries in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.


(Daily News)
July 13, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s proposal for a “model” bilateral trade deal with an African country that could eventually supplant the African Growth and Opportunity Act attracted little interest this week, South Africa’s trade minister Rob Davies said on Friday, with AGOA countries saying they preferred to negotiate with the U.S. as a group.


(Daily News)
July 11, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday called on African countries benefiting from the African Growth and Opportunity Act to begin negotiating a “model” free trade agreement with the United States.


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