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Africa and The Middle East

(In Trade)
May 10, 2018

“When elephants fight it's the grass that suffers.”


(Daily News)
April 19, 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is still in the “early stages” of realizing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s goal of negotiating a “model” free trade agreement with an African country, Deputy USTR C.J. Mahoney said Wednesday.


(Daily News)
March 29, 2018

President Trump on Thursday announced that he intends to suspend duty-free benefits for apparel products granted to Rwanda under the African Growth and Opportunity Act in 60 days due to the country’s import ban on used apparel and its lack of progress towards eliminating it despite U.S. overtures.


(Daily News)
February 23, 2018

The U.S. needs a new approach to Africa that is focused more on developing commercial ties and less on providing aid, analysts and government officials said Friday.


(Daily News)
January 31, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expects the U.S. will soon strike a free trade deal with a “properly selected” African country that will become a model for others in the region, he said on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
December 27, 2017

“The administration is committed to ensuring that other countries keep their end of the bargain in our trade relationships.”


(Text Document)
December 22, 2017

(File Document)
December 05, 2017

(In Trade)
November 20, 2017

As requested by Lighthizer, the Commission will provide “profiles” of seven countries and assess AGOA.


(Daily News)
August 09, 2017

Qatar's World Trade Organization challenge of a boycott of its goods and services implemented by three of its neighbors is unlikely to move the WTO to rule on the limits of its national security exception because most members fear such a ruling would shake the WTO's foundations, according to trade analysts.


(In Trade)
August 09, 2017

“Let us focus on ways we can achieve deeper commercial engagement now while working towards greater reciprocity in the future.”


(In Trade)
August 08, 2017

Brady: “I urge everyone involved to enhance those efforts to make the most of the next eight years.”


(Daily News)
August 08, 2017

Beneficiaries of the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the U.S.' Generalized System of Preferences commended the preference-granting programs as mutually beneficial in comments submitted to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as part of its review of existing trade agreements.


(In Trade)
August 03, 2017

The USTR will head to Togo for an AGOA forum titled “the United States and Africa: Partnering for Prosperity through Trade.”


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