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U.S. businesses urge Biden administration to remove tariffs amid rising costs, inflation concerns

Tariffs have harmed American jobs, American consumers, American companies and the country’s global competitiveness Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The U.S. business groups have urged the Biden administration to remove punitive tariffs on U.S. imports imposed by the previous administration, as tariffs continue to hit American businesses and consumers while pushing …

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Kadaga encourages Ugandans to sue Kenya for blocking imports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has called on concerned Ugandan citizens to sue the Kenyan government for unfair trade practices that infringe on the treaty of the East African cooperation. Kadaga on Wednesday reminded Ugandans of their right to take a partner state to …

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Africa urged to embrace e-commerce to accelerate trade

  Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | A virtual import and export conference and exhibition opened Tuesday with the Zambian government urging African countries to embrace e-commerce in order to accelerate trade. The two-day event, hosted by the Zambian government in collaboration with the private sector, is a flagship networking platform aimed …

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Uganda’s exports up but trade deficit grew higher

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has lost the trade deficit it had recorded against the European Union in July as imports of merchandises grew faster than the exports to the same region. Both exports and imports dropped sharply in April 2020, the first month of the lockdown that …

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China cuts Australian beef imports after warning against virus probe

Sydney, Australia | AFP |  China suspended imports from four major Australian beef suppliers Tuesday, just weeks after Beijing’s ambassador warned of a consumer boycott in retaliation for Canberra’s push to probe the origins of the coronavirus. Analysts said the move raised concerns of a possible standoff between Australia and its …

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Traded goods worth UGX 2.5 trillion undetected annually – Report

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Deliberate falsification of invoices and manipulation of customs rules by organizations and individual traders is costing Uganda trillions of shillings in revenue, a new study has shown. A study by the Washington-based organisation Global Financial Integrity (GFI) released today March 3, 2020 examined Uganda’s trade …

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