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Beyond AGOA Hearing: Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman

Beyond AGOA Hearing: Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman

29 Jan 16  News
On behalf of USTR, I would like to welcome our distinguished guests and friends participating in today’s hearing on policy recommendations for deepening the U.S.-Africa trade and...
The Brookings Africa Growth Initiative’s Foresight Africa 2016: Preview

The Brookings Africa Growth Initiative’s Foresight Africa 2016: Preview

05 Jan 16  News
The launch of Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2016 is on the horizon. In anticipation of this year’s report, the Africa Growth Initiative team off...

African export performance under AGOA: a country analysis of Kenya

03 Dec 15  Publications
This trade brief looks at the export performance of Kenya’s trade with the United States of America (US) and, more specifically, it concentrates on the preferential trade accorde...

African export performance under AGOA: a country analysis of Lesotho

03 Dec 15  Publications
This trade brief looks at the export performance of Lesotho’s trade with the United States of America (US) and more specifically it concentrates on the preferential trade accorde...
Lesotho – where to?

Lesotho – where to?

27 Nov 15  Publications
The objective of this paper is to provide a background to Lesotho’s economic and trade policies with a particular emphasis on future directions for the Mountain Kingdom. For this...
An overview of AGOA’s performance, beneficiaries, renewal provisions and the status of South Africa

An overview of AGOA’s performance, beneficiaries, renewal provisions and the status of South Africa

10 Sep 15  Publications
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a piece of United States legislation, was signed into law by the then President of the United States (US) Bill Clinton on 18 May 2000...
Competing smarter: Assessing the report from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

Competing smarter: Assessing the report from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

22 Apr 15  News
One positive outcome of last year’s U.S.-African Leaders Summit was the creation of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (DBIA), whose purpose is to mak...
AGOA deliberations – removal of anti-dumping duties or a loss of duty free access?

AGOA deliberations – removal of anti-dumping duties or a loss of duty free access?

08 Apr 15  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses the ongoing dispute over South African chicken imports from the United States Deliberations are underway between South Af...
Encouraging signs on AGOA renewal in Washington, but poultry debate presents a hurdle to be overcome

Encouraging signs on AGOA renewal in Washington, but poultry debate presents a hurdle to be overcome

02 Apr 15  News
With just months to go before the expiration of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), discussions have been heating up in Washington, DC on how to proceed with a rene...
Agoa: US lawmakers up the ante

Agoa: US lawmakers up the ante

01 Apr 15  News
The United States has ratcheted up its bid for South Africa to grant access to US poultry products, with 13 US Senators writing to Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies this week ...
Opinion: Agoa is of mutual benefit to SA and US

Opinion: Agoa is of mutual benefit to SA and US

18 Mar 15  News
During the week of March 2 to 6, I led a South African delegation to the US to make the case for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to be extended by a further 15 years....
Poultry industry accused of holding Agoa hostage

Poultry industry accused of holding Agoa hostage

16 Mar 15  News
The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA has accused the local poultry industry of holding the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) agreement with the US hostage....
U.S. and East African Community join to increase trade competitiveness and deepen economic ties

U.S. and East African Community join to increase trade competitiveness and deepen economic ties

03 Mar 15  News
Obama Administration to Expand Trade Africa Initiative U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and trade ministers from the East African Community (EAC) marked a milestone for Tr...
Davies in bid to save SA’s Agoa access

Davies in bid to save SA’s Agoa access

27 Jan 15  News
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has met with US Trade Representative Michael Froman as part of a stepped up effort to resolve a dispute involving US chicken imports into the...
United States removes three countries from AGOA

United States removes three countries from AGOA

21 Jan 15  News
As of 1 January 2015 Swaziland, the Gambia, and South Sudan are no longer receiving trade benefits under the Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA). Although no specific reason was ...
AGOA: The US-Africa trade dilemma

AGOA: The US-Africa trade dilemma

09 Dec 14  News
Has the African Growth and Opportunity Act run its course? It may seem counter-intuitive to imagine that Africa could make contractual demands on the United States. Yet, there is ...
South Africa lobbies the US to extend Agoa

South Africa lobbies the US to extend Agoa

27 Oct 14  News
In August this year, US President Obama made a commitment to support the continuation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), a legislation that provides duty-free market...
South Africa ducks Agoa exclusion, for now

South Africa ducks Agoa exclusion, for now

10 Oct 14  News
As concerns mount of South Africa’s dominance with the trade pact. South Africa can breathe a sigh of relief for now, as indications are clear that the African Growth and Opport...
AGOA: Observations on Competitiveness and Diversification of U.S. Imports from Beneficiary Countries

AGOA: Observations on Competitiveness and Diversification of U.S. Imports from Beneficiary Countries

13 Aug 14  News
What GAO Found U.S. imports from African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) countries have increased since 2001, but AGOA countries’ share of overall U.S. imports remained small ...
SA offers chickens for Agoa renewal

SA offers chickens for Agoa renewal

06 Aug 14  News
The government is likely to allow some US chicken imports into the local market at lower tariffs in exchange for continued participation in the lucrative African Growth and Opportu...

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