Global Trade Update: What’s in Store for African Economies

Evelyn Suarez will be speaking on the Global Trade Update panel as part of the South Africa
Investment Forum, taking place in Capetown, South Africa, from December 3rd through the 4th.

A number of significant developments are currently underway which are likely to shape the rules for
global trade in the 21st century:

The U.S. and European Union, which together represent close to half of global GDP, have
launched negotiations on a “Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership” or T-TIP, which is
expected to set standards in such areas as:

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DOJ & SEC Release Long Awaited FCPA Guidance


On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released the much anticipated guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) entitled A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“Guide”). The Guide was created at least in part to respond to the OECD criticism that U.S. anti-corruption efforts could be improved by providing a consolidated presentation of public information on the application of the FCPA and enhancing awareness by small and medium-sized companies about the prevention and detection of foreign bribery.

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