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WTO Public Forum - 2 October 2014 (1700 - 1900 Hrs), Geneva Switzerland - WTO Headquarters - Room W


Moderator:  African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
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Africa’s Post 2015 Trade Futures: An Empirical Analysis of Five Sets of Scenarios: Possible Permutations and Impacts of Doha, EPAs, AGOA China-Africa and South-South Trade Agreements on Africa’s Development

The Working Session seeks to explore empirically based analyses of how changes in the legal and economic design and scope of trade agreements between Africa and the EU, Africa and the US, Africa and China, the Doha Development Round and African based south-south FTAs (including intra African regional trade agreements, RTAs) could affect trade patterns and economic fortunes between Africa and different regions of the world by 2025-2030. The Session will provide analyses of the trade, income and economic outcomes of post 2015 Africa’s global and regional trade architecture under five sets of scenarios:

  • EU-Africa trade relations under EPAs and alternatives to EPAs;
  • Africa-US trade relations under different permutations of post 2015 AGOA trade agreement/s;
  • The Doha Development Round;
  • Africa-China trade relations and
  • African based south-south FTAs including intra-African FTAs.

Speakers

  • Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng, Executive Director, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
  • John Mutunga, Chief Executive, Kenya National Farmers Federation (KENAFF)
  • Jane Ngige, Executive Director, Kenya Flower Council (KFC)
  • Dan Machemba, Executive Director, Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA)
  • Michael Galabuzi, Secretary General, Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI)
  • Agayo Ogambi, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI)
  • Mwangi Kimenye, Brookings Institution, Africa Growth Initiative
  • Francis Matambalya, Nordic Africa Institute
  • Erja Askola, Trade Affairs, European Commission, Directorate General for International Trade
  • Rapson Wanjala, Trade and Economic Attaché, Permanent Mission of Kenya to the UN in Geneva