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Trade War Threatens U.S. States’ Exports To China And Europe

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is warning that American businesses and consumers are bearing the brunt of the trade war and is calling on the administration to change course. According to sources, more than half of U.S. states are facing retaliatory tariffs on at least 25% of their exports to the European Union and China. The drums of war beating in Washington sound a lot ...

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Nigeria Rolls Out New Visa On Arrival Policy For Africans

In December 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari said the country will start issuing a visa on arrival at the point of entry to all persons holding passports of African countries, effective January 2020. Speaking at the 2019 Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa, in Egypt, the president said the decision was to bring down barriers that have hindered the free movement of ...

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West African Countries’ Surcharge On Chocolate Prices Shows Difficulties Farmers Face In Making Money

More than two million West African farmers toil daily to produce precious cocoa beans, but few will ever taste the fine chocolate it eventually produces. The trees that produce these butter-rich pods do not grow outside the steamy tropics, thriving instead on the bulge of Africa. As such, the region produces the bulk of the world’s cocoa. Yet, Belgian, Swiss, Italian and ...

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Dubai To Host ME’s New Transport And Logistics Expo In Dubai South

Name: SiTL Middle East Location: Dubai South Date: November 16 to 18, 2020 Information: Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organizer with over 520 events annually across over 45 economic sectors, announced that it is organizing SiTL Middle East, a brand-new trade show focused on providing the latest developments in the transport and logistics sector to be held at Dubai South from ...

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More Tariff Cuts Under Australia’s Free Trade Deals

Australian farmers and businesses will continue to reap the benefits of the free trade agreements with new tariff cuts kicking-off in the new year in major export markets. Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said the latest round of tariff cuts under the trade agreements with China and South Korea as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) would build on the huge benefits these ...

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U.S. and U.K. Eager To Strike Bilateral Free Trade Agreement

Trump and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson are eager to strike a bilateral free trade agreement after Britain leaves the EU on Jan. 31, but getting there ‘will be a lot more complex’ than either side thinks, former U.S. trade negotiator Wendy Cutler said. “It’s going to take the EU and the U.K. a year to figure out what their relationship ...

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U.S. Trade Relations With Beijing And Tokyo In The Spotlight

Trade with Beijing and Tokyo will remain in the spotlight, as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer embarks on ‘phase-two’ negotiations with both countries. Vietnam and other countries in Asia could also receive increased attention, if Trump remains serious about negotiating bilateral trade deals to replace the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership that he pulled out of on his third day in office. ...

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Trump’s 2020 Trade Vision

President Donald Trump has threatened to blow up the established order of international trade to get fairer terms for the United States. But after three years of tariff hikes and trade negotiations that have yielded some gains, the jury is still out on whether his get-tough approach has produced better results than the tactics of predecessors who were less willing to ...

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South Africa Power Shake-Up Looms As Ailing Eskom Welcomes New CEO

Eskom’s new chief executive took charge of the crisis-plagued utility, embarking sooner than planned on the mammoth task of fixing a national power deficit and restructuring debts that have hobbled South Africa’s economy. Andre de Ruyter, appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa in November, will oversee a government plan to split state-owned Eskom into three units – for generation, transmission and distribution ...

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South Africa To Rely On Subcontinent For Coal Exports

One of the major coal exporters, South Africa is now having to rely more on markets like the ones in the Indian Subcontinent, especially India, in a bid to find buyers for its product. South Africa hasn’t managed to penetrate Far East Asian markets, but it’s faring better in the Subcontinent, where demand is booming. In a recent report, shipbroker ...

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