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SA-US trade deal reaches beyond Agoa

SA-US trade deal reaches beyond Agoa

02 Mar 16  News
The US government through the Office of the US Trade Representative is currently seized developing a report on “Deepening and Broadening the Trade and Investment Relationship bet...
Trade between the United States and AGOA countries continues to decline

Trade between the United States and AGOA countries continues to decline

23 Feb 16  News
Total trade between the United States and countries supported under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) showed another decrease in 2015, according to data ...
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...
Obama signs Africa electricity initiative into law

Obama signs Africa electricity initiative into law

10 Feb 16  News
President Barack Obama signed into law Monday a measure aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa, a measure supporters say will save lives and...
Power Africa launches roadmap to 60 million connections and 30,000 MW by 2030

Power Africa launches roadmap to 60 million connections and 30,000 MW by 2030

01 Feb 16  News
On Thursday, 28 January 2016 at the Powering Africa Summit, Power Africa partners launched a roadmap to meet President Obama’s goals of adding 30,000 megawatts and 60 million con...
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...
New Agoa deadline set as Obama announces SA suspension date

New Agoa deadline set as Obama announces SA suspension date

12 Jan 16  News
South Africa has until March 15 to fully comply with the US import of poultry as well as other meat. This is the new deadline that has been set for South Africa, after US Presiden...
SA faces one more Agoa hurdle: Ambassador Froman

SA faces one more Agoa hurdle: Ambassador Froman

08 Jan 16  News
South Africa faces one more hurdle over US meat imports before it can make a toast to remaining a part of the US African Growth Opportunity Act (Agoa). That is according to US Amb...
Davies: Deal cracked to keep SA in Agoa

Davies: Deal cracked to keep SA in Agoa

08 Jan 16  News
Negotiations between South Africa and the United States over health issues related to meat imports were concluded on Wednesday, which should ensure the country remains a part of th...
Agoa row: Big losers, but also winners if SA gets boot

Agoa row: Big losers, but also winners if SA gets boot

07 Jan 16  News
If South Africa loses its beneficial status in terms of the Africa Growth and Opportunities Act (Agoa), there will be some winners and some losers in the local agriculture and agri...
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...
South Africa on outstanding AGOA issues

South Africa on outstanding AGOA issues

05 Jan 16  News
SA confident outstanding AGOA issues will be resolved South African government officials have been engaged with their US counterparts during the festive season to finalise all the...

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...
Goods Council approves AGOA waiver, hears call for talks on illicit trade

Goods Council approves AGOA waiver, hears call for talks on illicit trade

18 Nov 15  News
The WTO’s Goods Council approved on 10 November a request from the United States for the extension of a waiver regarding the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a preferent...
U.S. to suspend South Africa’s AGOA benefits

U.S. to suspend South Africa’s AGOA benefits

11 Nov 15  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, comments on the outcome of the out-of-cycle review of South Africa’s continued AGOA eligibility On 5 November 2015 United States Preside...
Agoa quarrel can be resolved: US

Agoa quarrel can be resolved: US

11 Nov 15  News
The United States embassy here shared South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies’s assessment that South Africa and the US were “tantalisingly close” to concluding ...
Statement from U.S. Ambassador regarding South Africa’s status under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

Statement from U.S. Ambassador regarding South Africa’s status under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

06 Nov 15  News
“During the past year, I have worked closely with leaders in government and industry in both of our countries to resolve the longstanding barriers to U.S. trade with South Africa...
SA irons out technical issues in AGOA

SA irons out technical issues in AGOA

04 Nov 15  News
South Africa has addressed the technical issues relating to market access of United States agricultural products raised during the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) review ...

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