Making US Trade and Investment Policies Work for Global Development

November 30, 2016

This Policy Brief reviews US trade and investment policy programs focused on global development, such as the Generalized System of Preferences and the African Growth and Opportunity Act, and concludes that many are not realizing their full potential. The authors discuss seven pragmatic but transformative initiatives that could build on past policy successes and help unlock development for the world’s poor.

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Topics: LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES (LDCS) AFRICAN GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (AGOA) GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES (GSP)

Agreements: NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (NAFTA) TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP)

Regions: UNITED STATES

Authors: ROBERT Z. LAWRENCE TERRA LAWSON-REMER

Publishing Institution: PETERSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

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