Asmita Parshotam

Asmita Parshotam is a researcher under the Economic Diplomacy Programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs. She is an international trade and development expert, and an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, having served her legal articles at Bowman Gilfillan Incorporated, a corporate law firm in Johannesburg. In 2013, she read for a Master of Arts degree in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand. Asmita has previously worked at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, where she gained experience working on multilateral trade concerns within the agricultural and legal spheres; and the European Centre for Development Policy Management, a research institute based in Maastricht, the Netherlands, where she gained experience working on EU-African development issues, including migration, EU-South African relations and EU joint co-operation strategies.

Works by this author

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?