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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 ...
Crucial Agoa meeting on Monday

Crucial Agoa meeting on Monday

14 Sep 15  News
South African and US officials are to hold a crucial, urgent, last-ditch meeting on Monday to try to resolve outstanding trade issues before SA risks losing some or all of its R21 ...
An overview of AGOA’s performance, beneficiaries, renewal provisions and the status of South Africa

An overview of AGOA’s performance, beneficiaries, renewal provisions and the status of South Africa

10 Sep 15  Publications
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a piece of United States legislation, was signed into law by the then President of the United States (US) Bill Clinton on 18 May 2000...
EAC pushes for long-term trade pact with the US to replace Agoa

EAC pushes for long-term trade pact with the US to replace Agoa

07 Sep 15  News
The East African Community is pushing for a long-term preferential trade agreement with the United States that will remove uncertainties surrounding the Africa Growth and Oppo...
Mixed consensus emerges at AGOA forum

Mixed consensus emerges at AGOA forum

04 Sep 15  News
The 14th African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum took place from 25-27 August in the Gabonese capital, Libreville. Considered the central pillar of economic relations betwe...
AGOA renewal raises African hopes of unhindered exports to U.S.

AGOA renewal raises African hopes of unhindered exports to U.S.

28 Aug 15  News
The suspense over the much-awaited decision on another 10-year extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) – often called the United States’ General Sy...
Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 AGOA Forum

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 AGOA Forum

27 Aug 15  News
Remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (AGOA Forum) in Libreville...
Any progress on the permanent extension of South Africa’s AGOA preferences?

Any progress on the permanent extension of South Africa’s AGOA preferences?

26 Aug 15  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, asks whether there has been any movement on the trade concerns surrounding South Africa’s continued AGOA eligibility The extension of ...
Minister Davies arrives in Gabon for AGOA Forum

Minister Davies arrives in Gabon for AGOA Forum

26 Aug 15  News
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has arrived in Libreville‚ Gabon‚ to attend the 14th African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum that is taking place from...
New AGOA deal offers Nigeria, others $8b export target

New AGOA deal offers Nigeria, others $8b export target

20 Aug 15  News
New measure to promote standards In what might be a major boost to Africa’s economies, the United States (U.S.) has revalidated the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) by ...
Power Africa Annual Report: Second Year in Review

Power Africa Annual Report: Second Year in Review

17 Aug 15  News
Power Africa’s Annual Report highlights the progress the Presidential Initiative has made in its second year, the lessons learned, and the roadmap for the future. The report high...
Joint submission on the out-of-cycle review on South Africa’s eligibility for benefits under AGOA

Joint submission on the out-of-cycle review on South Africa’s eligibility for benefits under AGOA

14 Aug 15  News
Joint submission by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), SECTION27, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and the Stop Stock Outs Project (SSP) on the out-of-cy...
African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA): Report of the Government of the United States for the Year 2014

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA): Report of the Government of the United States for the Year 2014

16 Jul 15  News
On 27 May 2009, the United States was granted a waiver of its obligations under paragraph 1 of Article I and paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article XIII of the GATT 1994 to the extent neces...
AU Commission Chairperson commends re-authorizing the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

AU Commission Chairperson commends re-authorizing the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

02 Jul 15  News
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on behalf of all AGOA eligible countries, has commended President Barack Obama for his leadership and s...

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