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SA gets “political commitment” to be included in AGOA

SA gets “political commitment” to be included in AGOA

20 Apr 15  News
President Jacob Zuma says government has received a political commitment from the United States government that the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) would be signed with t...
SA trade sectors show interest in AGOA

SA trade sectors show interest in AGOA

15 Apr 15  News
South Africa and the United States have agreed to continue to work together to address concerns around the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which is designed to help qua...
AGOA deliberations – removal of anti-dumping duties or a loss of duty free access?

AGOA deliberations – removal of anti-dumping duties or a loss of duty free access?

08 Apr 15  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses the ongoing dispute over South African chicken imports from the United States Deliberations are underway between South Af...
Encouraging signs on AGOA renewal in Washington, but poultry debate presents a hurdle to be overcome

Encouraging signs on AGOA renewal in Washington, but poultry debate presents a hurdle to be overcome

02 Apr 15  News
With just months to go before the expiration of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), discussions have been heating up in Washington, DC on how to proceed with a rene...
Agoa: US lawmakers up the ante

Agoa: US lawmakers up the ante

01 Apr 15  News
The United States has ratcheted up its bid for South Africa to grant access to US poultry products, with 13 US Senators writing to Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies this week ...
Opinion: Agoa is of mutual benefit to SA and US

Opinion: Agoa is of mutual benefit to SA and US

18 Mar 15  News
During the week of March 2 to 6, I led a South African delegation to the US to make the case for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to be extended by a further 15 years....
Poultry industry accused of holding Agoa hostage

Poultry industry accused of holding Agoa hostage

16 Mar 15  News
The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA has accused the local poultry industry of holding the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) agreement with the US hostage....
tralac Annual Conference 2015

tralac Annual Conference 2015

04 Mar 15  Event
tralac hosted its 2015 Annual Conference on 16 and 17 April in Lusaka, Zambia. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Towards a continental integration agenda’. Integ...
Davies in bid to save SA’s Agoa access

Davies in bid to save SA’s Agoa access

27 Jan 15  News
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has met with US Trade Representative Michael Froman as part of a stepped up effort to resolve a dispute involving US chicken imports into the...
United States removes three countries from AGOA

United States removes three countries from AGOA

21 Jan 15  News
As of 1 January 2015 Swaziland, the Gambia, and South Sudan are no longer receiving trade benefits under the Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA). Although no specific reason was ...
AGOA: The US-Africa trade dilemma

AGOA: The US-Africa trade dilemma

09 Dec 14  News
Has the African Growth and Opportunity Act run its course? It may seem counter-intuitive to imagine that Africa could make contractual demands on the United States. Yet, there is ...
Obama’s Power Africa and the continent's Energy problems

Obama’s Power Africa and the continent's Energy problems

31 Oct 14  News
Power Africa, an initiative started by President Barack Obama, looks to all resources to meet high energy demands. The initiative looks to increase the number of people who have a...
South Africa lobbies the US to extend Agoa

South Africa lobbies the US to extend Agoa

27 Oct 14  News
In August this year, US President Obama made a commitment to support the continuation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), a legislation that provides duty-free market...
South Africa ducks Agoa exclusion, for now

South Africa ducks Agoa exclusion, for now

10 Oct 14  News
As concerns mount of South Africa’s dominance with the trade pact. South Africa can breathe a sigh of relief for now, as indications are clear that the African Growth and Opport...
AGOA: Observations on Competitiveness and Diversification of U.S. Imports from Beneficiary Countries

AGOA: Observations on Competitiveness and Diversification of U.S. Imports from Beneficiary Countries

13 Aug 14  News
What GAO Found U.S. imports from African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) countries have increased since 2001, but AGOA countries’ share of overall U.S. imports remained small ...
SA offers chickens for Agoa renewal

SA offers chickens for Agoa renewal

06 Aug 14  News
The government is likely to allow some US chicken imports into the local market at lower tariffs in exchange for continued participation in the lucrative African Growth and Opportu...
Presidential Memorandum – Establishing a Comprehensive Approach to  Expanding Sub-Saharan Africa’s Capacity for Trade and Investment

Presidential Memorandum – Establishing a Comprehensive Approach to Expanding Sub-Saharan Africa’s Capacity for Trade and Investment

05 Aug 14  News
In June 2012, I released the US Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, outlining a comprehensive US policy for the region. The Strategy builds on many of the initiatives launched dur...
Agoa: Calls for SA to graduate out of the US trade programme

Agoa: Calls for SA to graduate out of the US trade programme

04 Aug 14  News
In addition to SA’s relatively advanced development, the US disapproves of the country for its ‘antagonism’, focus on Brics, and Middle East position. As African leaders des...
The US-Africa Leaders Summit and the future of US-Africa trade and investment relations

The US-Africa Leaders Summit and the future of US-Africa trade and investment relations

31 Jul 14  Event
On Monday 28 July 2014, tralac attended a roundtable discussion hosted by the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business in partnership with the South African Institut...
Extend Agoa, urges SA

Extend Agoa, urges SA

30 Jul 14  News
South Africa wants the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to be extended for a 15-year period. “Our views as South Africa are very similar to the views of Africa, Agoa el...

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