AGOA Forum Ends Without Greater Clarity About the Scheme’s Future

August 17, 2017

African and US officials, private secto... READ MORE


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 conclu... READ MORE


US-Africa trade relationship in focus at AGOA forum

September 29, 2016

On 22-26 September, African and US ministers, trade officials, civil society, and business sector representatives gathered in Washington D.C. to discuss the implementation of the African Growth and... READ MORE


The Changing Global Trade Architecture: Implications for Sub-Saharan Africa’s Development

July 1, 2016

This piece explores questions around the changing global trading architecture over the past 15 years. It examines how these changes have impacted on Africa’s economic development and the natu... READ MORE


Africa, TPP, and TTIP: Integration or isolation?

April 14, 2016

With the demise of the Doha Development Round at the World Trade Organization Ministerial in Nairobi this past December, the multilateral approach to global trade negotiations has largely ended. Given... READ MORE


South Africa, US Settle Poultry Row, Averting AGOA Suspension

January 14, 2016

South Africa and the US reached an agreement last week on the technical issues which have been blocking US meat – essentially poultry, pork and beef – imports into the African country.&... READ MORE


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 i... READ MORE


South Africa to open poultry quota Friday

December 17, 2015

South Africa will open a new tariff-free quota for U.S. poultry on Friday in an effort to avoid a suspension of its benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, South African Trade Minister... READ MORE