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Africa and The Middle East

(Daily News)
June 20, 2017

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will initiate an out-of-cycle review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda for trade preferences provided under the African Growth and Opportunity Act as a result of a petition arguing the countries' ban on imports of secondhand clothing and footwear violates requirements they must meet to receive and maintain AGOA benefits.


(Daily News)
April 26, 2017

The Trump administration is considering whether to proceed with other Section 232 national security trade investigations, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Wednesday, while making the case that a 232 investigation into aluminum imports has important national security angles.


(In Trade)
April 20, 2017

“The Department of State is ready to help ... facilitate trade and investment.”


(Daily News)
March 08, 2017

Turkey has filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization claiming the U.S. used improper pricing data to back up its claim of wrongful Turkish subsidization of certain imports of steel pipe and tube products, according to a Geneva-based official.


(In Trade)
December 12, 2016

The size of the “commercial diplomats” effort, designed in part to boost U.S. exports, has doubled to 12 markets.


(Daily News)
November 21, 2016

While structural conditions suggest that South Africa will have to boost poultry imports in the short term, U.S. exporters have little chance to capitalize due to a 65,000 metric ton tariff-rate quota that the two countries agreed to in resolving a clash over U.S. meat exports and South Africa's benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, according to a study by the Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.


(In Trade)
October 18, 2016

Report finds East Africa among most promising trade partners for U.S. Trade companies


(In Trade)
September 30, 2016

“Underutilisation is due to stringent standards and rules of origin which make it difficult for African products to meet the U.S. market.”


(File Document)
September 26, 2016

(In Trade)
September 26, 2016

The U.S. trade rep spoke at the start of a two-day ministerial in Washington.


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