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African Growth and Opportunity Act and trade performance in Nigeria

Osabohien, Romanus and Adeleye, Bosede Ngozi and Osabuohien, E. S. C. (2021) African Growth and Opportunity Act and trade performance in Nigeria. Heliyon, 7.

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This study examines the implementation status of the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) and its performance in Nigeria using socio-economic indicators. Also, the study provides recommendations on how Nigeria can harness the opportunities latent in AGOA using statistical inference and in-depth interview with relevant stakeholders. The findings show that despite the privileged economic relations with the United States of America (USA), Nigeria is yet to optimise the benefits derivable from the AGOA initiative. Weak adherence to international products packaging and standards, weak manufacturing base, and inadequate infrastructural provision, among others, have limited Nigeria's possible gains from AGOA. Hence, this study submits that Nigeria can improve its export performance under AGOA, given the considerable untapped potentials in many AGOA-product sectors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: AfCFTA AGOA Diversification Trade openness Trade performance Trade policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 08:20
Last Modified: 28 May 2021 08:20

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