Evelyn Suarez

Evelyn Suarez

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What Trade Facilitation Is and Why It Matters

It was big news, at least in international trade circles. The World Trade Organization (“WTO”) finalized a Trade Facilitation Agreement (the “Agreement”) at the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, on December 7,...more

6/10/2014 - Economic Development GDP LDCs OECD Trade Facilitation Agreement United Nations World Bank WTO

Addressing Public Corruption is Fundamental to Trade Facilitation

With the finalization of a Trade Facilitation Agreement (“TFA”) at the conclusion of the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, on December 7, 2013 (see: https://mc9.wto.org/system/files/documents/w8_0.pdf), the World...more

3/17/2014 - Corruption Trade Policy WTO

Africa’s Golden Opportunity To Engage the United States on Trade and Investment at the U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit

On January 21, 2014, the White House announced the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC to take place on August 5 and 6, 2014. President Obama invited leaders from across the African continent with the aim of...more

3/3/2014 - Africa Economic Development Global Economy Trade Agreements WTO

Why South Africa Should Not Be Graduated From AGOA

With attention turned towards the renewal of the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA), some have called for South Africa to be graduated from the duty preference program because of its well-developed infrastructure and...more

2/3/2014

Trade Facilitation: A Critical Element for Africa’s Place in the Global Value Chain

The case for regional integration in Africa has been made, by Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, as well as by other well-known African authorities. So the question that now arises is how can regional...more

1/29/2014 - Africa Economic Development Trade Policy

African Growth and Opportunity Act Renewal and its Importance to African Women

The African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) was enacted in 2000 to stimulate trade and investment between the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2000, AGOA has been credited with more than doubling U.S. trade with...more

1/29/2014 - Africa Economic Development GAO Trade Policy

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