China–US Trade Dispute Having An Impact

According to a report in Foreign Policy, the China–US trade dispute continues to have negative impacts on African timber exports. US importers are hesitant to ship inventory due to uncertainty over the levels and timing of tariffs affecting cargoes already enroute.

In separate news, the US government notified the US Congress on 31 October that Cameroon would lose its eligibility status under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in 2020 because of a failure “to address concerns regarding persistent human rights violations being committed by Cameroonian security forces.” 

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