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Africa trade deal helps Chinese firms

(July 18th, 2007)

U.S. and African trade officials are reviewing a deal intended to improve markets for goods made in sub-Saharan Africa. Its unintended effect? Creating opportunity for Chinese firms. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Cotton subsidies hamper trade relations

(October 24th, 2006)

The WTO made U.S. cotton subsidies illegal two years ago, but American farmers are still getting checks. African nations aren’t happy about the imbalance and that’s cooling wider trade talks. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Photo: Thobeka Koyana makes her living selling traditional clothing, mostly from local cotton, in Johannesburg’s Rosebank Market.

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