Knickers in a knot 

THE office of the US trade representative is conducting its annual review of African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) beneficiaries to see if any are out of compliance with the act’s conditions. In 2015, SA was in the crosshairs for being difficult about American chicken, pork and beef. In 2016 the focus is on Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi as members of the East African Community (EAC). The problem is previously used clothing.

Source: LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: US getting its second-hand knickers in a knot | Columnists | BDlive

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SA included in request by US steel makers for import tariffs

US steel makers have included SA in a catch-all request for protection against imports of cut-to-length carbon and alloy steel plate, which has been filed with the US International Trade Commission.

Source: SA included in request by US steel makers for import tariffs | Industrials | BDlive

US set to reimpose tariffs on SA goods

President Obama’s expected move reflects deep frustration with what the White House and members of Congress, including long-time allies, see as Pretoria’s failure to meet mutually agreed benchmarks for lifting bans on US poultry and beef, nominally imposed to protect the health of SA consumers and livestock, reports Simon Barber.

Source: US set to reimpose tariffs on SA goods | Trade & Industry | BDlive