Tag Archives: Sub-Saharan Africa

Special Trade Programs for U.S. Textile and Apparel

I just got back to Los Angeles after a wonderful couple of days in Las Vegas for the MAGIC apparel trade show. During my meeting with fabric and garment producers, some asked me about the benefits of trade agreements. Here … Continue reading

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U.S. Businesses Are Missing Out in the African Continent

About 50 African heads of state were in Washington, D.C. last week for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to discuss the economic potential of the continent. Despite the economic success of a number of African countries in recent years, two-way trade … 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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Is Africa the Next Economic Success Story?

President Barack Obama completed his three-country trip to the continent of Africa. He began in Senegal where he focused on democracy and finished in Tanzania discussing trade. So what does Africa mean for the United States? Africa may have significant economic … Continue reading

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African market assists U.S. businesses, more can be done in US trade policy

On Monday, the Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis said in an interview with Reuters, Trade and investment is a critical component of the president’s vision for the next five years of US policy towards sub-Saharan Africa. President Barack Obama … Continue reading

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