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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...
Development of export industries in West Africa critical to reap maximum AGOA benefits

Development of export industries in West Africa critical to reap maximum AGOA benefits

29 Sep 16  News
Since 2000, the United States’ African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has been a pillar of the U.S. trade policy towards Sub-Saharan Africa. It offers duty-free entry to over ...
Building on AGOA, strengthening U.S.-African trade ties

Building on AGOA, strengthening U.S.-African trade ties

28 Sep 16  News
With strong bipartisan support in Congress, the Obama administration signed into law last year a ten-year extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the foundation...
Making the best of AGOA through Export-Promotion policies

Making the best of AGOA through Export-Promotion policies

28 Sep 16  News
Ten years is a very short time in the global economy, and by all accounts a decade is all that is left of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). While the United States’ ...
African Ministerial Consultative Group on AGOA: The future of the US-Africa relationship beyond AGOA

African Ministerial Consultative Group on AGOA: The future of the US-Africa relationship beyond AGOA

26 Sep 16  News
Review of USTR Report on ‘Beyond AGOA’ Talking points by David Luke, Coordinator, ATPC, UNECA at the African Ministerial Consultative Group on AGOA – 15th AGOA For...
Beyond AGOA: looking to the future of U.S.-Africa trade and investment

Beyond AGOA: looking to the future of U.S.-Africa trade and investment

22 Sep 16  News
There have been significant changes in Africa and the global trade policy landscape in the nearly two decades since the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) – the cornerston...
Power Africa Annual Report: Third Year in Review

Power Africa Annual Report: Third Year in Review

22 Sep 16  News
In June 2013, US President Barack Obama launched Power Africa with the ambitious goal of doubling access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. Three years later, Power Africa is al...
More than Sh101 billion in Power Africa commitments finalised

More than Sh101 billion in Power Africa commitments finalised

21 Sep 16  News
More than Sh101 billion ($1 billion) in debt and financing commitments from US agencies and private investors is set to be announced on Wednesday for US President Barack Obama...
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...
AGOA exporters push for less travel restrictions to US

AGOA exporters push for less travel restrictions to US

04 Aug 16  News
Rwandan beneficiaries of the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA), a trade preference programme between the US and select African counties, have called for easier access to US vis...
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...
USTR releases 2016 Report on AGOA Implementation to Congress

USTR releases 2016 Report on AGOA Implementation to Congress

30 Jun 16  News
The U.S. Trade Representative on 29 June presented to Congress a comprehensive report on implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) – the cornerstone of the ...
SA’s AGOA eligibility remains at stake

SA’s AGOA eligibility remains at stake

22 Jun 16  News
Experts question SA’s ability to meet eligibility criteria. Trade experts have expressed concern over South Africa’s eligibility to retain duty-free access to markets in the U...
Commissioner Acyl participates in the 2016 AGOA Mid-Term Review and in the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

Commissioner Acyl participates in the 2016 AGOA Mid-Term Review and in the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

25 Apr 16  News
The Commissioner for Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl, participated on April 11-12, 2016 in the annual African Growth Opportuni...
AGOA-IV and the trade prospects of sub-Saharan Africa

AGOA-IV and the trade prospects of sub-Saharan Africa

29 Mar 16  News
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a piece of US domestic legislation first passed by Congress and signed into law in May 2000, was a product of US efforts to reorient ...
Botswana set to benefit from AGOA

Botswana set to benefit from AGOA

09 Mar 16  News
Botswana is one of several countries with limited success in utilizing the preferential market under the United States’ African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), it has emerged....

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