Going Beyond AGOA: Ideas for a Trans-Atlantic Partnership with Africa
This is an ambitious but realistic & practical way to enhance AGOA by not just ensuring prompt and seamless renewal of U.S. market access provisions for African imports, but also promoting a level playing field for U.S. investment in Africa and encouraging American participation in sub Saharan Africa’s regional infrastructural development.
T.A.S.P. is specifically meant to highlight the fact that Africa and the U.S. are separated by the South Atlantic, while countries participating in the Trans-Atlantic and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are in the North Atlantic and in the Pacific, respectively.
About the Authors
The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.–Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our blog Africa Up Close, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations. Read more