China, US commit to implement trade deal despite virus row
Chinese and US trade representatives agreed Friday to "create favourable conditions" for the phase one trade deal signed in January, officials said, despite recent tensions over the coronavirus pandemic.
US-China 'Phase One' trade deal to be signed January 15
A partial new US-China trade agreement will be signed in the middle of next month, US President Donald Trump said Tuesday, announcing that he will also then travel to China
Xenophobic attacks may affect African trade deal, ActionAid cautions
ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has raised concerns that the raging Xenophobia attack in South Africa may negatively impact the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCTA) if not curtailed.
US-China trade deal could cost Europe
Europe could end up rueing a potential new deal between China and the United States after the two sides stepped back from a trade war, France's Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire warned Sunday. "The United States and China risk entering an agreement at the expense of Europe if Europe is not capable of showing a…
African leaders set to launch continental trade deal
African countries are set to put their signature to an agreement that will launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Kigali, Rwanda, today. The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has estimated the agreement’s implementation could increase intra-African trade by 52 per cent by 2022, compared with trade levels in 2010. African heads…