Towards AGOA 2.0

Volume
4,
Number
2
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6 March 2015
6 March 2015
The debate over the renewal – and updating – of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has ramping up in Washington in recent weeks, with US lawmakers sparring over the potential length, funding, and features of the scheme’s next iteration. In the budget sent to the US Congress earlier this...
5 March 2015
Witney Schneidman is a non-resident fellow with the Africa Growth Initiative and a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa in the Office of the US Trade Representative. He is also a member of the Sub-Saharan African Advisory Committee at the US Export-Import Bank, the Council on Foreign...
5 March 2015
Abstract: The African Growth and Opportunity Act can drive development across the continent, so long as the US and African countries collaborate to make the scheme more inclusive. Policymakers in Pretoria, Nairobi and Maseru are holding their breath as the latest renewal of the African Growth and...
4 March 2015
Abstract: This article critically examines India’s duty-free trade preference scheme and seeks options to improve it. India’s offer of a duty-free scheme for LDCs – the first of its kind among emerging economies – is a welcome initiative and an example for other developing countries “in a position...
4 March 2015
Abstract: With LDCs having poor capacity to comply with standards and other administrative requirements, the prevalence and restrictiveness of NTMs could be one reason the Indian duty-free scheme has, so far, had limited success in boosting African LDC exports to India. Since the Hong Kong...
4 March 2015
Abstract: Over the past decade India’s engagement with Africa has moved along without much fanfare. Will the newly elected Indian government continue with the same old policy vision that underpinned India’s African engagement historically? Or, will the Narendra Modi government seek to define a new...
4 March 2015
Abstract: Africa can engage with BRICS to achieve trade and sustainable development goals. The rise of China and India as powerful economic powers in the world has rapidly transformed international relations in a significant way, resulting in a dramatic shift in the balance of power from the West...
4 March 2015
Progress for development financing text UN members meeting amid a snowstorm in New York in the first week of February began to make progress on a text geared towards assessing and strengthening development financing. The gathering was the first in a series of sessions building up to a high-level...
4 March 2015
IMF Note on Global Prospects and Policy Challenges – International Monetary Fund (IMF) – February 2015 The report focuses on the impact of the supply related decline of oil prices on the global economy. Based on simulations, and bearing in mind that they do not represent a forecast of the state of...