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December 11, 2018

November 30, Buenos Aires - On the fringes of the G20 Summit held in Argentina, the US, Mexico, and Canada officially signed a new trilateral trade agreement, known as the USMCA.  The Agreement is supposed to replace and “modernize” NAFTA that has been in force in 1994.

 Photo: by Jorge Aguilar on Unsplash

Regardless of whether the USMCA will be a hit or...

May 3, 2018

Last week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published the 2018 Special 301 Report identifying countries that do not effectively protect and/or enforce Intellectual Property Rights.

Surprisingly, this year, Colombia was downgraded to the lowest-performing category, the Priority Watch List, due to its failure to fulfil its obliga...

March 29, 2018

Businesses throughout Africa often face higher tariffs on the intracontinental exports than when they export outside of Africa. The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) signed by 44 African countries on March 22 in Kigali, Rwanda, aims to put an end to the high tariffs opening borders for trade between the signatory states.

The agreement...

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