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'Does AGOA unfairly benefit Chinese firms?'

'Does AGOA unfairly benefit Chinese firms?'

On the face of it, this multi-national system appears to be a win-win – evidence of trained African employees entering the global value chain, funded by Chinese partners and ready to take full advantage of American trading privileges....

14 February 2017 | David Thomas
Trump calls Nigeria, South Africa, also discusses trade

Trump calls Nigeria, South Africa, also discusses trade

President Donald Trump has been increasingly chatting with other world leaders during his first weeks in office. On Monday he turned his attention to Africa. Trump spent Monday morning calling two of the continent's most prominent...

13 February 2017 | Stephanie Busari
‘How Nigeria can take advantage of the AGOA deal’

‘How Nigeria can take advantage of the AGOA deal’

Worried by the low level of exploitation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) deal by many operators in the non-oil sector, especially in the cotton, garments and apparels market, a global expert and the Bank of Industry...

10 February 2017 | Femi Adekoya
Opinion: 'US TPP withdrawal puts question mark over AGOA future'

Opinion: 'US TPP withdrawal puts question mark over AGOA...

Recently, President Donald Trump successfully succeeded to withdraw the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). At the back of that decision, questions have since been raised over the future of Africa Opportunity and Growth Act...

09 February 2017 | Hamlet Hlomendlini
What will Trump’s embrace of bilateralism mean for America’s trade partners?

What will Trump’s embrace of bilateralism mean for...

Among the many changes Donald Trump is bringing to American trade policy, the new president has made clear that he believes bilateral trade deals are better than regional or multilateral agreements. For America’s trade partners,...

08 February 2017 | Geoffrey Gertz