Asmita Parshotam


Asmita Parshotam is an independent trade and development expert and an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Asmita has previously worked at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, the European Centre for Development Policy Management, a research institute based in the Netherlands, and the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg. She currently works as an SMME Policy Expert at the EU-funded Ecosystem Development for Small Enterprise (EDSE) Programme.

Works by this author

Women Traders in East Africa: The Case Study of the Busia One Stop Border Post

Policy considerations for gender equality and the AfCFTA

Implementing the TFA: Trade Facilitation Activities in Zambia

Mapping Current Trends in Infrastructure Financing in Low-Income Countries in Africa within the Context of the African Development Fund

Plurilateral Trade Agreements and the Impact on LDC's - To Participate or not to Participate? Country Case Study: Bangladesh

Plurilateral Trade Agreements and the Impact on LDCs - To Participate or not to Participate? Country Case Study: Chile

Plurilateral Trade Agreements and the Impact on LDCs - To Participate or not to Participate? Country Case Study: Malawi

Plurilateral Trade Agreements and the Impact on LDC's - to Participate or not to Participate?

Sliding towards disaster: Migration in European-African relations

Opportunities and Challenges in Engendering the African Energy Value Chain

Can the African Continental Free Trade Area Offer a New Beginning for Trade in Africa?

Part II: Who wants what? Breaking down the EU and ACP group’s positions in the latest CPA negotiations

Part I: Understanding the Cotonou Partnership Agreement

Cultivating Smallholder Inclusion in Southern Africa's Macadamia Nut Value chains

South Africa, Nigeria and the AfCFTA: 6 key questions answered

Women-friendly trade: What can governments do better?

The tortured path of global migration reforms

The UN Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees: A New Solution to Migration Management, or More of the Same?

Valetta 2015 to Abidjan 2017: Recent Trends in AU-EU Migration Relations

A brief guide to the Continental Free Trade Agreement

Harnessing Investment in Tanzania's Agricultural Sector for Inclusive Growth: Where to From Here?