Category Archives: Political Players

Top 5 Trade Policies to Follow in 2015: An Update

In January, I highlighted five key U.S. trade policies to watch this year. A little more than half way through the year, there have been a number of significant advancements. In other policies mentioned, progress has been slow. These trade … Continue reading

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Dr. Jackson Pushes for AGOA Renewal at Summit on Africa

The African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) is an important U.S. law signed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in 2000. AGOA is set to expire in 2015. At the African Growth and Economic Development Summit at USC earlier this month, I encouraged everyone interested in … Continue reading

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Why the US Trade Policy toward Africa Needs an Upgrade

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. (Aug.5-7) and the African Growth and Economic Development (AGED) Summit in Los Angeles, CA (Aug. 7-9) highlighted the economic potential of African countries. Despite Africa’s high levels of economic growth and positive performance … Continue reading

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Some G7 lobbyists fear sanctions against Russia will harm them also

Shortly after Russia invaded the Crimea in an effort to regain control from the Ukraine, the United States and the EU put in place economic sanctions against Russia. However, a few months later, many of the same advanced economies that … Continue reading

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The Majority of Americans Actually Support the TPP

In the last few months, President Obama has had a difficult time getting support for his trade agenda. This is evident by key leaders in his own party who did not vote to grant him trade promotion authority. Additionally, there … Continue reading

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