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South Africa, US free-trade agreement discussions on the cards

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st June 2016 The impasse between the US and South Africa over meat exports and imports has highlighted the need for a shift in approach with regards to the negotiations over a free-trade agreement (FTA) when the current African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) expires in 2025. While South Africa gained a... 

South Africa makes most use of Agoa, but still only a fraction of the tariffs

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st June 2016 While South Africa has seemingly made the most use of the duty-free trade benefits with the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) since inception, the nonreciprocal deal was, for the most part, heavily underused across the continent. While the 15-year-old Act had surged into the... 

Groups, alignments, relationships and China

By: Keith Campbell     28th August 2015 Have you heard of Mikta? No, me neither – until very recently. (If you had heard of Mikta, congratulations! You have been keeping a sharp eye on international developments.) Mikta is, of course, an acronym: it stands for Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of (South) Korea, Turkey and Australia. It... 


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