Category Archives: Unilateral Trade

Bill Receives Minimal Attention, Creates Huge Opportunities for Businesses

Economic growth in the emerging markets of Sub-Saharan Africa….leaves Africa poised for long-term investment in infrastructure, energy, agriculture, and services.  Not only does this offer the prospect of continued economic growth in the world’s poorest region, it also creates tremendous … Continue reading

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Foreign policy debate ignores Africa and its growing economic presence

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      If it were not for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s brief mention of Mali, Latin America and China, I would have forgotten that other regions and issues exist in terms of foreign policy.  Monday night’s foreign policy … Continue reading

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U.S. Congress renews important legislation governing U.S. trade with African countries

Last week, a significant piece of legislation was passed in both the House and Senate that governs U.S. trade with the Sub-Saharan African region. However, it received minimal media attention, especially when compared to news within the past year emphasizing … Continue reading

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The top question that I respond to regarding Cuba

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As recently as Tuesday of this week, I mentioned to an acquaintance that I recently returned from a trip to Cuba. The questions that the individual uttered were almost expected by that point: 1. So how was it? 2. What … Continue reading

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From AGOA to FTA?

The 10th annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum is scheduled for this week, June 9-10, in Zambia. The forum will emphasize enhancing Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) trade competitiveness and deepening regional integration. Additionally, AGOA, a unilateral initiative, is set to expire … Continue reading

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