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    IBCIM economic corridor: facilitating sub-regional development

    Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2017
    The Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Forum for Regional Cooperation’s (BCIM) Economic Corridor (EC) initiative, a complex entanglement between security, economic and national interest, exemplifies Foreign Secretary Jaishankar's statement.
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    A practical agenda to reducing technical barriers to trade in SADC

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2017
    Technical regulations refer to product and process specifications, whether voluntary (standards) or legally required (compulsory specifications).
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    South Africa's trade and investment relationship with the United States post-AGOA

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2016
    The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has been recognised as the  cornerstone of America’s engagement with Sub-Saharan Africa for the past 14 years. It is therefore central to an  understanding of the South Africa-US trade relationship.
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    China’s African infrastructure projects: a tool in reshaping global norms

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    The resilience of China’s investments in African infrastructure has been called into question in the light of its own economic slowdown.
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    Costs of non-cooperation in South Asia: an illustration and way forward

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2016
    The South Asian economic integration has remained afflicted with a narrative that is more often than not a negative one. As a part of this, the arguments put forth include the assertion that the region lacks in trade complementarities due to similarities in production structures.
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    Wharton Financial Institutions Center (FIC)

    Wharton Financial Institutions Center is an independently managed site at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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    Deepening trade and investment relations post-AGOA: three options for South Africa

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    As the US and Africa look to engage at the 2016 annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum under the theme of ‘Maximizing AGOA Now While Preparing for the Future beyond AGOA’, two pertinent issues come to the fore: leveraging AGOA until this programme of trade benefits expires in 2025, and considering the nature of trade relations post-AGOA.
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    Economic repercussions of the Look East Policy in Zimbabwe

    Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch, 2016
    In 2003, Zimbabwe formally announced the Look East Policy (LEP) in the face of economic sanctions by the West. This, coupled with the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) of 2000, has strengthened trade and bilateral investments between Zimbabwe and China. China is increasingly involved in Zimbabwe's agriculture, mining, construction and tourism industries.
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    Policy briefing: SMEs and GVCs in the G20: implications for Africa and developing countries

    Global Economic Governance Africa, 2016
    Increasing the participation of developing countries in global value chains (GVCs) is now an accepted G20 priority. However, there is disagreement over how multinational corporations (MNCs), which drive GVCs, can be persuaded to incorporate small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from developing countries into the GVCs they co-ordinate.
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    SMEs and GVCs in the G20 implications for Africa and developing countries

    Global Economic Governance Africa, 2016
    Increasing the participation of developing countries in global value chains (GVCs) is now an accepted G20 priority that features prominently on the Chinese government’s agenda for the 2016 summit.

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