AGOA Toolkit

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), recently extended for 10 years, is designed to increase trade between the U.S. and participating African countries. AGOA provides duty-free preferences for thousands of products manufactured and processed throughout the region and the continent at large. Below are general and Trade Hub-specific AGOA resources.

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West Africa Trade and Investment Hub resources

» Read AGOA-related news here.

Documents & presentations

Fact Sheets


  • List of AGOA Trade Resource Centers

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Online resources

  • – Highly informative website on the African Growth and Opportunity Act
  • – Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries
  • – US Customs and Border Patrol (USCBP). For information on US import regulations, including new security measures related to goods imported into the US
  • – US Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
  • – US Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). For information on Sanitary Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) requirements for agricultural products imported into the US
  • – US Department of Agriculture (USDA). For information on US Government regulations concerning import of agricultural products into the US
  • – US Department of Agriculture Food and Safety Inspection Service (USFSIS). This service regulates all commerce in meat, poultry, and eggs including the import into the US of these products and their derivatives
  • – US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA). For information on US Government regulations over food and drug products sold in the US. Includes information on the US Bioterrorism Act that governs procedures for food and drug products exported to the United States
  • – Exporting agricultural products – Information provided on agricultural products is linked to the database of CAC, IPPC, OIE, WHO and WTO and enables agricultural producers and exporters to be aware of specific measures applied by trading partners as well as those that cut across the different sectors of food safety, plant health, animal health and environment
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