Will East Africa Call the Bluff on the U.S.'s AGOA Threat?

The move by East African Community member states to ban the importation of used clothes from the U.S. by 2019 will complicate the region's trade arrangements. The office of the US Trade Representative is reportedly reviewing trade benefits to Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which allows exporters from African countries, to send their goods into the United States without tough restrictions.

Second-hand clothes traders display their wares.

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