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AGOA: Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits in Calendar Year 2018

AGOA: Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits in Calendar Year 2018

16 Aug 17  News
Federal Register Notice This notice announces the initiation of the annual review of the eligibility of the sub-Saharan African countries to receive the benefits of the African Gr...
As US, China fight for Africa, Trump increases AGOA Fund to $21.8bn

As US, China fight for Africa, Trump increases AGOA Fund to $21.8bn

10 Aug 17  News
Nigeria and other sub-Saharan countries will now tap more from free trade agreement under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), as President Donald Trump has approved doub...
African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum: preview

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum: preview

04 Aug 17  News
Transcript from an Africa Regional Media Hub press briefing with Mr. Peter Henry Barlerin, Deputy Assistant Secretary: Bureau of African Affairs, and Ms. Constance A. Hamilton...
Trade experts fault US over AGOA review

Trade experts fault US over AGOA review

24 Jul 17  News
The American government has been faulted by trade and economic experts for the out-of-cycle review of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which could see Rwanda and East ...
EAC officials oppose US bid to review Agoa trade deal over mitumba ban

EAC officials oppose US bid to review Agoa trade deal over mitumba ban

17 Jul 17  News
Senior officials from Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda argued in Washington on Thursday that their collective phase-out of used clothing (mitumba) imports should not result in any loss ...
Public Hearing concerning out-of-cycle review of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda eligibility for benefits under AGOA: Comments received

Public Hearing concerning out-of-cycle review of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda eligibility for benefits under AGOA: Comments received

10 Jul 17  News
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), in consultation with the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), has announced the initiation of an out-of-cycle review of...
Secondhand clothes ban shelved to save Agoa trade agreement

Secondhand clothes ban shelved to save Agoa trade agreement

26 Jun 17  News
Kenya has retreated from a proposed ban on used clothes, reversed tariff increases and held confidential meetings with US officials ahead of a decision by Washington to review duty...
USTR announces AGOA out-of-cycle review for Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda

USTR announces AGOA out-of-cycle review for Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda

21 Jun 17  News
The Office of the United States Trade Representative on 20 June announced the initiation of an out-of-cycle review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to receive ben...
After AGOA: SA must prepare for two-way free trade agreements with US

After AGOA: SA must prepare for two-way free trade agreements with US

19 Jun 17  News
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says America’s relationship with Africa “has to continue its transition from being ‘AID-based’ to ‘TRADE-based’”. “To that end, h...
Kenya: Agoa doubts cut US exports 12pc

Kenya: Agoa doubts cut US exports 12pc

21 Apr 17  News
The volume of apparel shipped to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) declined by 12.1 per cent last year even as uncertainty clouds the 17-year-old preferent...
Plan to ban used clothes, shoes puts Agoa gains at risk

Plan to ban used clothes, shoes puts Agoa gains at risk

10 Mar 17  News
East Africa’s eligibility to retain duty-free access to markets in the United States under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) is at risk following concerns raised by Wa...
United States’ trade with Africa – 2016

United States’ trade with Africa – 2016

01 Feb 17  Infographics
Africa offers substantial trade and investment opportunities across national and regional markets, and provides significant opportunities for US companies. SADC, COMESA and ECOWAS...
Agoa treaty facing possible repeal in Trump administration

Agoa treaty facing possible repeal in Trump administration

23 Jan 17  News
Sub-Saharan Africa is concerned about the future of a trade pact with the United States after President Donald Trump said it only benefits the corrupt. President Trump’s n...
Global trade governance

Global trade governance

04 Jan 17  Themes
International trade and the global economy have undergone significant changes in recent years as a result of improved technology, a shift towards trade in services, and increasing ...
African countries should align AGOA and their developmental integration agenda – Minister Davies

African countries should align AGOA and their developmental integration agenda – Minister Davies

30 Nov 16  News
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has emphasised the importance of export diversification and industrialisation in Africa. He was speaking in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ...
AGOA benefited Chinese entrepreneurs more than Africans, says Mboweni

AGOA benefited Chinese entrepreneurs more than Africans, says Mboweni

25 Nov 16  News
Former South African Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni has slammed the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), claiming that the US trade pact has benefited Chinese business ow...
Exporters encouraged to utilise more of AGOA tariff lines

Exporters encouraged to utilise more of AGOA tariff lines

28 Oct 16  News
South African exporters have been encouraged to utilise more of the tariff lines negotiated under the Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA). This came through at the two-day Team Ex...
15 years after, Africa accounts for $4.1b non-oil export under AGOA

15 years after, Africa accounts for $4.1b non-oil export under AGOA

19 Oct 16  News
The United States Government has stated that Nigeria and other African countries accounted for $4.1 billion worth of non-oil trade under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA...
Op-ed: Bracing up for the post AGOA period

Op-ed: Bracing up for the post AGOA period

14 Oct 16  News
Next time you pick up sporting gear or a pair of jeans in a U.S. mall, do check the label. It may have been made in Lesotho, a small, mountainous and land-locked country completely...
Deepening regional integration in Africa: Maximizing AGOA in ECOWAS for economic transformation

Deepening regional integration in Africa: Maximizing AGOA in ECOWAS for economic transformation

03 Oct 16  News
AGOA, the African Growth and Opportunity Act, is one of the cornerstones of the U.S.-Africa economic relationship. A trade program that includes 41 African countries, AGOA was rene...

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