MALAWI - Malawi's Grain Traders and Processors Association has faulted the government for importing maize from Tanznaia and Zambia instead of asking private traders to supply it.
TANZANIA - The government has said the Commodity Exchange Market will officially start operations when the recommendation study from the transaction adviser is complete.
ZIMBABWE - Crocodile breeder Padenga has engaged government to negotiate on its behalf for meat export exemptions into mainland China as the group seeks to boost sagging exports in Asia, an official said on Friday.
SOUTH AFRICA - The bird flu ravaging the US chicken industry is expected to be over within months and is not likely to affect implementation of an agreement between the South African and American poultry associations, South African Poultry Association CEO Kevin Lovell says.
AFRICA - A new tripartite free trade area that is aimed at fast tracking economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa has been launched in Egypt.
SOUTH AFRICA - The local poultry industry stood to lose about R900m in annual turnover and potentially shed about 6,500 jobs as a result of a deal clinched in Paris last week with its US counterpart, South African Poultry Association CEO Kevin Lovell said on Monday.
UGANDA - Government is set to announce a one month extension to a self-imposed ban on the export of pepper (capsicum) to Europe in an effort to complete a re-certification exercise in the wake of an attack by false codling moth.
GHANA - Trading on the proposed Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), which is aimed at providing ready market for grains and cereal producers is set to commence in June 2016, the Project Coordinator, Mr Robert Dowuona Owoo, has said.
NAMIBIA - China, whose market of 1.3 billion people could become the largest beef market in the world, is keen and could “very soon” start importing free-range beef from Namibia despite the Asian economic giant initially expressing concerns of sporadic outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in beef-producing regions in Namibia.
AFRICA - Africa’s textile and apparel exports to the United States could quadruple to $4 billion over the next decade through an extended duty-free trade treaty, a US official said yesterday.
AFRICA - Senior officials of three African economic blocs held talks on a "one trade regime" that would forge a common market spanning the continent, at a meeting in Egypt on Sunday
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