A respected international diplomat has told GTR that the US is “entering a new period of important regional trade” that will be defined by closer adherence to environmental and social concerns.
Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering said that the signing of a number of free trade agreements, as well as the ongoing discussions around others, represents a “broadening of the whole trade picture, to include trade services and the protection of rights”.
AfDB is to provide a US$20mn line of credit to Shelter Afrique for its trade finance programme, launched in 2011.
OPIC is to provide financing for SunPower’s 70MW Chilean solar plant.
Law firm Ince & Co has appointed Stuart Shepherd as global head of trade.
BNDES, the Brazilian development bank, has opened a new office in Johannesburg.
As we reach the end of 2013, GTR speaks with analysts, economists and trade facilitators to find out which markets have the most interesting trade prospects for the coming years. Finbarr Bermingham reports.
Caribbean exporters are ready to rumble with the US over rum ‘subsidies’, writes Dentons lawyer David Williams.
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