AGOA

Understanding and using AGOA to export to the United States requires governments and companies to fulfill a variety of conditions, including rules on documentation. The Trade Hub works with businesses and government agencies to use AGOA effectively and to develop strategies for specific sectors.

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Looking for help exporting? Visit your local AGOA Resource Center!
Abou Fall - on - 28 May, 2012

The USAID Trade Hub co-manages a network of 15 AGOA Resource Centers across West Africa, providing practical information to exporting companies. The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), passed in 2000, eliminates tariffs on over 6,400 products destined for the U.S. market from...

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Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea and Niger regain AGOA-eligibility
Joe Lamport - on - 25 October, 2011

U.S. President Barack Obama today restored AGOA eligibility to Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea and Niger, extending the law's trade preferences to the countries - and immediately benefiting their economic development prospects.

The USAID West Africa Trade Hub congratulates government officials,...

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New AGOA Resource Center in Mali
Abou Fall - on - 12 May, 2010

The Mali Investment Promotion Agency is the home to a new AGOA Resource...

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New AGOA Resource Center Opens in Cape Verde
Abou Fall - on - 14 December, 2009

Last week the U.S. Ambassador and Deputy Prime Minister of Cape Verde inaugurated a new AGOA Resource Center (ARC) in Cape Verde. This ARC will provide local businesses with the tools and resources to understand and take advantage of AGOA.

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Togo begins to develop AGOA strategy as national committee starts work
Abou Fall - on - 14 December, 2009

Togo's national AGOA committee was recently established and has already made first steps towards developing an AGOA strategy. By developing a national plan, the Togolese national committee will help businesses to extract the maximum benefit from AGOA. The national committee will...

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Why is AGOA important to West Africa?

Trade preferences give industries in developing nations a competitive advantage. The African Growth and Opportunity Act eliminates import duties on over 6,400 products exported from 38 eligible sub-Saharan countries.

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