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tralac-KAM AGOA Awareness workshops – Kenya, August 2016

tralac-KAM AGOA Awareness workshops – Kenya, August 2016

24 Aug 16  Event
tralac, represented by tralac Associate Eckart Naumann, was invited to partner with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in presenting two 1-day AGOA Awareness workshops, i...
Meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa: Recommendations report

Meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa: Recommendations report

07 Jul 16  News
On 29 June, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews, on behalf of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, attended the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Afr...
Lesotho’s clothing exports to the United States: an historical and detailed analysis

Lesotho’s clothing exports to the United States: an historical and detailed analysis

20 May 16  Publications
In recent papers tralac has written extensively on Lesotho and trade related issues. Sandrey (2015) confirmed that manufacturing and in particular the textiles and clothing sector ...
The textile and clothing trade in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS)

The textile and clothing trade in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS)

29 Apr 16  Publications
Outside of South Africa there is little traditional manufacturing capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa that is able to make an impact in global export markets. Perhaps the only sector th...
South Africa and AGOA: Recent developments 2015-2016 and possible suspension

South Africa and AGOA: Recent developments 2015-2016 and possible suspension

10 Feb 16  Publications
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has received much publicity and attention over the past year in particular, for two main reasons: (a) the legislation was set to expir...
The AGOA Saga in a Trade Governance Context

The AGOA Saga in a Trade Governance Context

10 Feb 16  Publications
The facts pertaining to the recent difficulties between the United States and South Africa about the latter’s continued enjoyment of the trade preferences of the African Growth a...
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...

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