US-Africa Trade: Adding Value?
Stephen Lande, President, Manchester Trade Ltd
Chair: Dr Alex Vines OBE, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Though African exports to the US declined between 2011 and 2013, the US remains a major trading partner for many African countries. A key aim of the 2014 US-Africa Leaders’ Summit was to renew US business interest in African markets, and the summit saw the announcement of new trade and investment worth $33 billion. At the heart of the US-Africa relationship is the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), the extension of which will soon be voted on in the US House of Representatives.
Stephen Lande will examine the ongoing discussions around AGOA, assess the Trade Promotion Authority, the impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), and present his view on the future of US-African trade relations.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.