Tag: AGOA

Assessing the state of US-Africa trade relations

Many of the world's fastest growing economies are right here in Sub-Saharan Africa, making the region very attractive as an emerging market for American exports. Now, all eyes are on the US-Kenya Free Trade Agreement negotiations that were recently launched. CNBC Africa spoke to the President and CEO of Corporate Council on Africa, Florizelle Liser for an in depth look at US- Africa trade relations.

Kenya, US start talks on trade agreement

The US Trade Department has started negotiations on a comprehensive trade agreement with Kenya in a move that will extend Kenya’s preferential access as the current trade arrangement under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) closes in 5 years. If successful, the United States would forge its first bilateral trade accord with a sub-Saharan African country. Grant Harris CEO, Harris Partners LLC joins CNBC Africa for more.

South Africa’s poultry industry at odds with U.S, here’s why…

The looming row between the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) and the United States poultry industry could put at risk duty-free access to the U.S. market.

Why second-hand clothing is causing a trade battle between Rwanda and the US

The current dispute, which also initially involved Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, has received none of the attention of Trump’s trade war with China or his haggling with North American neighbours.

“Africa will become the food basket of the world” – Dangote

Aliko Dangote, and Rwandan president Paul Kagame openly converse on Africa's opportunities and challenges. 

How African countries can maximise the benefits AGOA provides

The 16th edition of AGOA Forum sought to explore how do we leverage trade for the economic good of our people and see the best way to maximise the opportunities of AGOA?

How AGOA has transformed U.S-Africa trade ties

How AGOA has transformed U.S-Africa trade ties

Africa-U.S. AGOA trade talks end with no decision

Talks between African and U.S. officials to review the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) free trade deal ended on Thursday with no decision and a feeling on all sides that it...
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