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Africa and The Middle East

(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.


(Daily News)
July 14, 2020

Kenya intends to forge a deal with that U.S. that allows other members of the East African Community to join negotiations, according to its negotiating objectives.


(Daily News)
July 13, 2020

Kenya must focus on improving logistics to ensure a trade deal with the U.S. can function as intended, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter and Betty Maina, Kenya’s trade and industrialization minister, said on Monday.


(Daily News)
July 08, 2020

The United Kingdom on Wednesday nominated former Trade Secretary Liam Fox to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, while Saudi Arabia nominated former Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri.


(Daily News)
July 08, 2020

The U.S. and Kenya on Wednesday kicked off a two-week first round of trade talks and agreed on a framework for U.S. technical assistance and capacity-building efforts in Kenya, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.


(Daily News)
July 07, 2020

Former Kenyan Foreign Secretary Amina Mohamed announced her candidacy for the World Trade Organization director-general position on Tuesday, becoming the third African and the third woman in the race.


(Daily News)
July 07, 2020

Kenya will need capacity-building assistance from the U.S. to raise its standards and meet U.S. expectations for a bilateral trade deal, a Kenyan official told the U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
June 30, 2020

Trade negotiations between Washington and Nairobi are scheduled to begin next Tuesday, according to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.


(In Trade)
May 12, 2020

“Due to COVID-19, the AGOA Subcommittee will foster public participation via written submissions rather than an in-person hearing.”


(Daily News)
April 30, 2020

U.S. companies have not yet established a strong market presence in the sub-Saharan African region’s growing digital trade environment, in part because of weak intellectual property protections and restrictive digital policies, the U.S. International Trade Commission states in a new report.


(Daily News)
April 28, 2020

As the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative works to nail down negotiating objectives for a trade deal with Kenya, Brionne Dawson, the senior director for East and Southern Africa at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other industry groups are citing digital trade as an area with huge potential for both countries.


(Daily News)
March 20, 2020

President Trump on Friday announced his intent to nominate Michael Nemelka, a special adviser to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, to serve as deputy USTR.


(Daily News)
March 17, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday notified Capitol Hill that the Trump administration plans to negotiate a comprehensive trade deal with Kenya, setting up the start of negotiations as early as mid-June.


(In Trade)
March 17, 2020

The notification will start a 90-day clock ahead of talks with Nairobi.


(Daily News)
March 11, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week will consult with House and Senate advisory groups before officially notifying Congress of the administration’s intent to initiate trade talks with Kenya, he told Inside U.S. Trade on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
March 11, 2020

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week is expected to notify Capitol Hill of the administration’s intent to begin trade talks with Kenya, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade


(In Trade)
March 03, 2020

“We cannot wait until AGOA is gone then our trade collapses, we have to prepare,” said Agriculture Secretary Peter Munya.


(In Trade)
November 06, 2019

“Both countries agreed to strive to make additional progress in advance of the next meeting, to be held in Washington, DC, in January 2020.”


(In Trade)
October 31, 2019

Cameroon’s violations include extrajudicial killings, arbitrary and unlawful detention, and torture, according to USTR.


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