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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 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...
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...
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...

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