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US gas roadmap to power and light sub-Saharan Africa

US gas roadmap to power and light sub-Saharan Africa

25 Jul 18  News
Kenya and Tanzania are among nine African countries set to benefit from an ambitious US-led initiative to invest in gas-powered power plants. The Gas Roadmap for sub-Saharan Afric...
US, African officials prepare for post-AGOA trade future

US, African officials prepare for post-AGOA trade future

20 Jul 18  News
African and US officials, private sector representatives, and members of civil society organisations gathered last week in Washington for the 17th African Growth and Opportunity Ac...
Davies: Steel and aluminium exports to US no threat to national security

Davies: Steel and aluminium exports to US no threat to national security

16 Jul 18  News
South Africa’s steel and aluminium exports to the United States does not pose any threat to US national security, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Davies was speakin...
AGOA remains critical in developing regional value chains in Africa

AGOA remains critical in developing regional value chains in Africa

13 Jul 18  News
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies participated in the opening day of the 17th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum being held in Washington DC from 11-12 ...
2018 AGOA Forum opens in Washington, DC: Statements by USTR Robert Lighthizer

2018 AGOA Forum opens in Washington, DC: Statements by USTR Robert Lighthizer

12 Jul 18  News
“I can assure you that this Administration is strongly committed to Africa. We want to deepen our trade ties so that workers and businesses throughout the United States and acros...
tralac’s Daily News Selection: AGOA Forum

tralac’s Daily News Selection: AGOA Forum

09 Jul 18  News
The 17th annual US - Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (commonly known as the AGOA Forum) takes place this week in Washington on the theme: Forging new strate...
US Secretary of Commerce, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa announce $1bn in deals during Africa mission

US Secretary of Commerce, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa announce $1bn in deals during Africa mission

09 Jul 18  News
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and a delegation from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) announced over $1 billion in private-sector d...
2018 AGOA Forum: Resource box

2018 AGOA Forum: Resource box

09 Jul 18  News
Forging New Strategies for US-Africa Trade and Investment The 17th United States-Sub-Saharan Africa AGOA Forum took place in Washington, D.C. from 9-12 July 2018. The annual ...
Tanzania, Uganda survive as Rwanda is removed from Agoa beneficiaries list

Tanzania, Uganda survive as Rwanda is removed from Agoa beneficiaries list

03 Apr 18  News
Rwanda has been suspended from accessing the American market under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), following Kigali’s refusal to rescind a decision to lock out sec...
AGOA seminar in Cape Town – February 2018

AGOA seminar in Cape Town – February 2018

15 Feb 18  Event
On 6 February, tralac (through tralac Associate Eckart Naumann) joined the Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town (WESGRO), along with the US embassy, the USA...
AGOA and South Africa

AGOA and South Africa

09 Feb 18  Infographics
On 6 February, tralac (through tralac Associate Eckart Naumann) joined the Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town (WESGRO), along with the US embassy, the USA...
House of Representatives passes AGOA and MCA Modernization Act

House of Representatives passes AGOA and MCA Modernization Act

18 Jan 18  News
On 17 January, the House of Representatives passed the AGOA and MCA Modernization Act (H.R. 3445), which strengthens both the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Mill...
tralac-KAM AGOA Awareness workshops – Kenya, November 2017

tralac-KAM AGOA Awareness workshops – Kenya, November 2017

29 Nov 17  Event
In the week of 13 November, TRALAC, represented by Associate Eckart Naumann and Kenya-based Associate Dr Henry Mutai, was invited to partner with the Kenya Association of Manufactu...
Trade facilitation to be among topics of meeting on Doing Business in Africa

Trade facilitation to be among topics of meeting on Doing Business in Africa

15 Nov 17  News
The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa will hold an open meeting November 29 to deliberate on analysis of the top three obstacles U.S. companies face in app...
Press statement in support of Swaziland’s eligibility status for AGOA

Press statement in support of Swaziland’s eligibility status for AGOA

04 Sep 17  News
The Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA) representing 9 000 workers in the textile and apparel industry, the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) representing 40 00...
2017 Annual and out-of-cycle AGOA eligibility reviews: Transcripts from the Public Hearings

2017 Annual and out-of-cycle AGOA eligibility reviews: Transcripts from the Public Hearings

31 Aug 17  News
The Trade Preferences Extension Act (TPEA) of 2015, which extended the AGOA trade preference program through 2025, requires that the Administration annually publish a Federal ...
United States (US) trade with Africa – 2016

United States (US) trade with Africa – 2016

25 Aug 17  Infographics
Trade data for 2016 reveals that total trade between the United States and Africa was close to US$ 50 billion. US imports from Africa in 2016 were just above US$27 billion and expo...
Power Africa Annual Report: Fourth Year in Review

Power Africa Annual Report: Fourth Year in Review

24 Aug 17  News
Now in its fourth year, Power Africa is laying the foundation for sustainable economic growth in Africa while creating opportunities for American businesses as it makes progress to...
US-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation (AGOA) Forum 2017: Opening statement by the AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry

US-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation (AGOA) Forum 2017: Opening statement by the AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry

17 Aug 17  News
Statement by Ambassador Albert M. Muchanga, African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry, at the opening ceremony of the 16th AGOA Forum Lomé, Togo, 8-10 August 2017 I...
US assures Africa AGOA pact is here to stay

US assures Africa AGOA pact is here to stay

17 Aug 17  News
The United States is determined to deepen trade with sub-Sahara Africa following assurances that the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) deal is safe under the Trump administ...

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