Is the AGOA Trade Pact Finished?

The African Growth and Opportunity Act, the U.S. trade pact known as AGOA, is set to expire on September 30. With the renewal process moving slowly, the uncertainty could "undermine" much of what has been achieved, especially in the apparel sector, according to a leading legislation advocate, Witney Schneidman.

  • Africa:   Is the AGOA Trade Pact Finished?

    allAfrica, 13 February 2015

    If the renewal process is delayed to Agoa's expiration date of September 30 of this year, it will undermine much of what the legislation has achieved, especially in the apparel… Read more »

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit AGOA Ministerial.


  • Ethiopia:   Over 161 Mln. Usd Revenue Secured From Export Via Adama

    Ethiopian Herald, 28 January 2015

    Adama Branch Revenues and Customs Office said that over 161 million USD revenue has been secured from agricultural and industrial products exported via Adama during the past six… Read more »

  • Swaziland:   AGOA Propaganda From King's Paper

    Swazi Media, 19 January 2015

    King Mswati's newspaper is once again misleading people about the reasons why the undemocratic kingdom has lost preferential trading rights with the United States. Read more »

  • Gambia:   Who Is Benefiting in the Agoa Equation?

    The Point, 30 December 2014

    We have got to know that as at 2014 the top five beneficiary countries ofthe African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), signed into law in 2000, were Angola, Nigeria, South Africa,… Read more »

  • Gambia:   U.S. Drops Gambia From AGOA, Gov't Reacts

    Foroyaa, 29 December 2014

    The United States will drop The Gambia from a duty-free trade programme as of 1 January 2015, according to a presidential proclamation on Tuesday, 23 December 2015 that said the… Read more »

  • Africa:   Obama Administration Pushes Forward On AGOA Renewal

    Economic Commission for Africa, 13 August 2014

    Progress in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) made headlines at the US-Africa leaders Summit held this month in Washington DC. The Summit unveiled $14 billion in… Read more »

  • South Africa:   The African Growth and Opportunity Act At a Glance

    The Trade Beat, 31 July 2014

    In the lead up to the US-Africa Leaders' Summit, taking place from 4 to 6 August, all eyes are on the future of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). South Africa… Read more »

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