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Africa and The Middle East

(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.


(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.


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