From fear to freedom and friendship: U S - Africa relations
This article represents a continuation of my series titled “China, America and Russia’s Game of Influence in Africa”, published on this page on 10 July, 2019, which was followed...
‘US-African trade lagging despite free market access’
Trade between the US and sub-Saharan Africa is in the doldrums despite a 2000 US law designed to boost access to the US market, a conference on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has shown.
AGOA exports from Nigeria, others, still dominated by petroleum products
With six years to the expiration of the extended African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the United States (U.S.), has expressed concerns about the performance of the scheme, saying petroleum products continued to account for the largest portion of AGOA imports, with a 67 per cent share.
Beyond AGOA, US unveils Proper Africa to deepen ties with Nigeria, others
The United States of America has unveiled an initiative called ‘Prosper Africa’ through which it aims to substantially increase two-way trade and investment...
NEPC re-introduces AGOA visa stamp to exporters
The Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), has re-introduced the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) visa stamp to non-oil exporters. This, according to the NEPC, was to ensure that exporters in the country....
NACC seeks integration of MSMEs in global value chain for growth
The Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) has emphasized the need for managers of the Nigerian economy and stakeholders to prioritise developmental efforts towards driving Micro Small...
Why 10-year AGOA trade deal didn’t benefit Nigeria
While various data have shown Nigeria’s poor participation and benefit from the extended trade deal, African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
Should Rwanda be the template for project Africa?
The rise of Rwanda from its nadir in 1994 when 800,000 people were killed in genocide against the minority Tutsi has been phenomenal. Economic and social indicators have out-performed other countries in Africa and around the world.
NACC becomes recognised AGOA Trade Resource Centre
The chamber, which has the mandate of promoting trade and commerce between Nigeria and America, said it also signed pacts with the USAID/West Africa Trade and Investment Hub (WATIH) in order to boost Nigeria’s share of world trade.
Experts canvass measures to boost non-oil export through AGOA
Nigeria’s current economic situation, particularly the disparity between naira and U.S. dollar present huge opportunities that must force government and stakeholders to boost non-oil exportation through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), experts have said.