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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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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