Foresight Africa 2016: Free trade agreements and the implications for Africa

December 31, 2015

Much of the world is entering into mega-regional free trade areas (FTAs). Indeed, October 5, 2015 marked the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the most significant trade agreement in recent years. Now, the United States is currently negotiating with the European Union toward the establishment of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). When combined, the TPP and the TTIP will cover 60 percent of global GDP.

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Topics: MEGA-REGIONAL AGREEMENT AFRICAN GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (AGOA)

Regions: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA ASIA-PACIFIC

Authors: MIRAMA SOW

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