Africa and mega-trade deals

In the last two decades, negotiations to advance rules on international trade at the multilateral level, notably through the World Trade Organization (WTO), have become extremely difficult. There are several reasons for that:  . . . → Read More:  Africa and mega-trade deals  (PDF – 1,066Kb)

CAP post – 2015 devevelopment goals.

The CAP identifies substantive issues of importance to Africa and arrives at a consensus on Africa’s key priorities, concerns and strategies to be reflected in the outcomes of the post-2015 negotiation process. This was achieved by taking into account the wealth of information collected and collated from national and regional stakeholders (the executive and . . . → Read More: CAP post – 2015 devevelopment goals.

AGOA The United States seeks two-way trade with Africa

African and United States (US) representatives met in August 2013 to discuss how to improve and renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) so that it is more compatible with the changing economic landscape in Africa. The AGOA is set to expire in September 2015. . . . → Read More: AGOA The United . . . → Read More: AGOA The United States seeks two-way trade with Africa

Deepening regional trade integration in goods and services

Regional trade integration has long been a strategic objective for Africa. However, the African market remains highly fragmented. While there has been some success in removing import duties within regional communities, a range of non-tariff and regulatory barriers still raise transaction costs and limit the movement of goods, services, people and capital . . . → Read More: Deepening regional trade integration in goods and services

Multinationals bring double edge sword to the African continent.

We often write about the increased positivity surrounding Africa as a destination for investors as well as for multinational corporations seeking avenues for growth. A just released report by Global Financial Integrity, however, lambasts multinationals for money it believes they take out illegally from Africa. . . . → Read More: Multinationals bring . . . → Read More: Multinationals bring double edge sword to the African continent.