UK To Launch Freeports To Boost Trade, Simplify Customs Procedures

The UK government had announced last year that up to ten Freeports will be opened across the UK, in an attempt to create thousands...

Laos Makes Single Window System For Import Processing Mandatory

It is now obligatory that the processing of all imports will be conducted via the Lao National Single Window (LNSW). In line with this,...

TPCI Seeks Incentives For SEZs In Next Foreign Trade Policy

The Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) suggested the commerce ministry to announce measures such as incentives for special economic zones (SEZs) in the...

S. Korea, Cambodia Strike Free Trade Deal

South Korea has clinched a free trade deal with Cambodia, the latest in a series of free trade pacts aimed at revitalizing exports. South...

USTR Announces GSP Enforcement Action, Country Successes, and New Eligibility Reviews

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced suspending US$ 817 million in trade preferences for Thailand under the Generalized System of...

African Union Sets AfCFTA Trading Deadlines

The African Union (AU) Commission has approved the duty‑free trading of goods under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, starting on 1 January 2021. The decision to commence...

Egypt, Eurasian Economic Union Discuss FTA

Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea said that reaching a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is one of...

US-Nepal Discuss Strengthening Trade Relations

The United States-Nepal Council on Trade and Investment, under the United States-Nepal Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), held its fifth meeting virtually on...

Kenyan Manufacturers’ Body Releases Standard Procedures To Ease Import Clearance

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has released a new set of standards intended to improve the efficiency and accountability of importing into Kenya. KAM said that it...

Nigeria Reopens All Land Borders By Year End

Nigerian government has reopened four of its main land border crossings to trade after closing all crossing points for more than a year to combat rampant...

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