14 October 2014

TTIP: what implications for Africa?

Recent events reveal glimpses of how the international trade regime may influence Africa’s development

Recent events reveal glimpses of how the international trade regime may influence Africa’s development. They also highlight the urgency of identifying the spillover effects of the world's largest bilateral trade agreement currently being negotiated between the EU and the US: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

TTIP - which accounts for one-third of international trade - and the combination of other trade negotiations in general, will no doubt impact global trade rules, and the dynamic and fast growing regions of Africa.

Hosted by MEP Charles Goerens, this conference bridges the bilateral regional dialogue of both the EU-Africa Summit and the US Africa Leaders Summit to discuss the implications of TTIP for African economies.



Opening remarks:

Charles Goerens, Member of the European Parliament



The role of foreign trade and investment in Africa’s economic transformation


K.Y. Amoako, President of the African Center for Economic Transformation and former Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa


Panel discussion

EPA, AGOA, TTIP: A new era for Africa-EU-US trade partnerships

The transatlantic marketplace: opportunities for African businesses

In or out? Making sense of African trading relationships


Edward Bowles, Regional Head of Public Affairs, EMEA and Americas, Standard Chartered Bank, member of the European Commission’s TTIP Advisory Group

Guy Gweth, CEO, Knowdys

Steve Hayes, President and CEO, The Corporate Council on Africa (tbc)

Denis Redonnet, Head of Unit, Trade Strategy, DG Trade, European Commission

David Rice, Director, Africapitalism Institute

Yentyl Williams, International Trade Manager, Meridia Partners



The conference is organised by Meridia Partners in partnership with EU Trade Insights.




EU Trade Insights is the new, subscriber-only, online news service designed to provide reliable first-hand information on all trade issues that matter to the EU, including EU trade legislation, trade agreements, TTIP, trade defence instruments, and the WTO.
As media partner to the event, EU Trade Insights is happy to offer preferential rates to all participants.
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