Agoa Forum Looks to Realising Africa's New Economic Reality

The Annual AGOA Forum has seen an exchange of ideas which furthers the common goal for Africa's new economic reality - "in particular recognizing the continent's rapid economic growth, improved policies to promote trade and investment, and the great opportunities for mutually beneficial economic engagement", U.S. trade official Demetrios Marantis has said in closing the forum.

Women at work in textile factory in Mauritius (file photo).

  • Africa:  AGOA Session Highlights Civil Society's Importance to Prosperity

    United States Department of State, 18 June 2012

    The 11th AGOA Forum not only brought together U.S. and African officials to discuss infrastructure and trade June 14-15, but also featured an important meeting of civil society ... read more »

  • Africa:  AGOA Summit Underscores African Potential (press release)

    United States Embassy, 15 June 2012

    L'Intelligent d'Abidjan (p. 6) carried a report on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) summit in Washington, DC. According to the daily, in his address at the opening ... read more »

  • Africa:  2012 to Be Record Year for U.S.-Africa Trade

    United States Department of State, 14 June 2012

    The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the cornerstone of the U.S. trade and economic relationship with sub-Saharan Africa, has been a great success both for the United ... read more »

  • Zambia:  Tackle Non-Tariff Barriers, Urges U.S. Expert

    The Times of Zambia, 18 June 2012

    A UNITED States (US) trade expert has urged African countries to fight off the non-tariff barriers which are the biggest hindrance to the growth of infra-Africa trade. read more »

  • East Africa:  Joint Statement on U.S.-EAC Trade and Investment Partnership (document)

    United States Trade Representative, 15 June 2012

    United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk; the Honorable Richard Sezibera, the Secretary General of the East African Community; H.E. Victoire Ndikumana, the Burundian Minister of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  AGOA - Infrastructure is Impediment to Business Development (analysis)

    This Day, 15 June 2012

    Some impediments as to why Nigerians have not been able to cash in on the benefits of the US Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation (AGOA) have been identified, as the annual Forum ... read more »

  • Africa:  White House Adviser At AGOA Forum (document)

    United States Department of State, 14 June 2012

    Remarks by Michael Froman, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics Before the 12th Annual AGOA Forum: read more »

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