Global Business Opportunities

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 | 0 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email In an earlier post, we discussed this reality – In today’s globalized economy your next business opportunity could be located anywhere in the world. Trade Agreements, Trade Financing, and Technology provide the doors for small businesses to take advantage of these global business opportunities. In this post, I’d like to highlight the role of technology, and...

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WTO Introduces New Trade Rules

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 | 0 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email The WTO 9th Ministerial in Bali concluded on December 6th, 2013 with the first-ever global Agreement on Trade Facilitation. This Agreement introduces new trade rules to streamline customs and port procedures for the world’s traders. Other key decisions implemented prior commitments to improve market access for the world’s least developed countries and on...

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Investigations & Discussions to Support AGOA Renewal for African Exporters

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 | 0 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email At the request of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has launched four investigations that will examine the impact of African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) on African exporters and for U.S. businesses. AGOA is the U.S. trade preference program that provides duty-free access for products of sub-Saharan African...

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Resources for African Exporters to the United States

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 | 0 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email In a recent post, we shared information about opportunities that exist for African exporters to access the US market. Using the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programs, African exporters can have their products enter the US market duty-free. This gives them a cost advantage over competitors who may have had to pay the...

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African Exporters: Access & Opportunities to the U.S. Market

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 | 0 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email For African exporters interested in the US market, the good news is that US-African trade grew by more than 500 per cent between 2001 and 2011. The U.S. market is wide open for goods that conform to its laws. The African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) and the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programs can give African exporters a cost-advantage over their...

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GSP Has Expired!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 | 3 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email As of August 1st (2013), importers who rely on the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) preference program have lost those benefits. As I explained in previous posts the GSP program allows about 5,000 products from about 127 developing countries to enter the United States on a duty-free basis. The duty-free access benefits exporters from developing countries as it...

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