Show simple item record Mokhawa, G. Osei-Hwedie, B. 2011-12-07T13:34:39Z 2011-12-07T13:34:39Z 2003
dc.identifier.citation Mokhawa, G. & Osei-Hwedie, B. (2003) The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) trade regime: Opportunities and challenges for Botswana, Botswana Notes and Records, Vol. 35, pp. 111-123 en_US
dc.description.abstract For a long time now, African countries have been demanding increased trade with the developed economies of the West as a means to promote economic development. 'Trade not aid,' has become the hallmark of this demand. Increased trade is to be realized through preferential access to developed economies markets, especially in manufactured goods. It is hoped that exports of manufactured goods would propel industrialization and help diversify economies away from traditional raw material exports. The USA has responded to Africa's demands through the Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) that allows Africa access to the world's biggest and most lucrative market. This article examines the objectives of, and benefits under, AGOA with a view to analysing the opportunities it creates for Botswana's economic diversification into manufacturing, especially in the case of textiles and apparel industries; and the challenges it poses for Botswana. Analysis of the challenges help us to highlight not only Botswana's internal weaknesses and problems but also that of the AGOA provisions, as well as pose the question of who benefits, helping us unravel the US motives behind AGOA. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Botswana Society, en_US
dc.subject Trade regime en_US
dc.subject Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Foreign trade promotion--United States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Foreign trade promotion--Botswana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA)--Botswana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh United States--Foreign economic relations--Botswana en_US
dc.title The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) trade regime: Opportunities and challenges for Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US en_US

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