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Africa and The Middle East

(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.


(Daily News)
October 27, 2019

In a series of Generalized System of Preferences moves, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Friday said it planned to suspend duty-free treatment for Thailand, restore some benefits for Ukraine and kick off reviews of South Africa and Azerbaijan.


(In Trade)
October 27, 2019

In a series of Generalized System of Preferences moves, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Friday said it planned to suspend duty-free treatment for Thailand, restore some benefits for Ukraine and kick off reviews of South Africa and Azerbaijan.


(In Trade)
October 09, 2019

“A deep FTA presents clear and desirable advantages to both sides, and it is important to move forward and grasp the opportunity,” a new report says.


(In Trade)
September 27, 2019

“We do not believe imports of steel and aluminum from Israel are a threat to U.S. national security and are asking you to explain why Israel has not been granted an exemption.”


(In Trade)
August 30, 2019

Lane spoke about China, her push for a WTO plurilateral to combat gender discrimination, and her work on the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.


(In Trade)
August 28, 2019

The group says South Africa is failing to protect U.S. copyrighted work


(Daily News)
August 28, 2019

The Democratic Republic of Congo is asking the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to restore its benefits under the African Growth Opportunity Act, claiming its new administration has made progress in addressing the political corruption and human rights violations that led USTR to revoke its AGOA eligibility in 2011.


(Daily News)
August 05, 2019

The U.S. on Monday pledged to support African countries as they work to implement a continental free trade agreement that entered into force earlier this year.


(In Trade)
August 05, 2019

The theme this year: “AGOA and the Future:  Developing a New Paradigm to Guide U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment.” 


(Daily News)
July 23, 2019

U.S. companies see significant potential for increased trade in Africa despite areas of concern including intellectual property enforcement and digital trade, they said in comments submitted to the U.S. International Trade Commission ahead of a hearing on Wednesday.


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