Multilateral and Regional Trade Issues for Developing Countries

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This book is a collection of Trade Briefs, intended to serve as sources of information and training, and as reference tools for officials, policy makers and other persons responsible for following negotiations on behalf of Commonwealth developing countries.

It focuses on the various multilateral and regional negotiations and in particular, the Doha Development Round and ACP-EU Economic Partnerships Agreements (EPAs).

The Papers are presented in a manner which allows for flexibility and accessibility of use. The volume is divided into clear sections according to topics making it easier for trade officials, trade negotiators and researchers to find their subject area of interest. Equally, the volume offers a wide enough selection of trade topics, for individuals with little or no expertise in trade negotiations to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the current state of international negotiations.



The African Growth and Opportunity Act: The Impact of Its Rules of Origin

On 18 May 2000, "The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into American law. Subsequently, President Clinton issued a proclamation on 2 October 2000 designating 34 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as eligible for the trade benefits of AGOA. On 18 January 2001, Swaziland was designated as the 35th AGOA eligible country and on 16 May 2002 Côte d'Ivoire was designated as the 36th AGOA eligible country.


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