Togo lays groundwork for exporting opportunities

With a new national textile visa in the process of submission, Togo is priming to export apparel and textiles duty free under the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). On April 19, Togolese government officials and female entrepreneurs learned about opportunities and requirements for apparel and other AGOA exports at a workshop organized by… Read More

Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce awards plaque to Trade Hub

The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) presented the Trade Hub with this plaque in appreciation of the project’s panel presentations during the AGOA Non-Oil Export Training with NAAC in Lagos on April 4, 2017. At the training, three experts from the Hub — Senior AGOA Specialist Mohamed Abou-iiana, Apparel Industry Specialist Emmanuel Odonkor, and Finance… Read More

In Ghana, agribusiness exporters learn how to access finance to grow their businesses

Seasoned and potential Ghanaian agribusiness exporters from various value chains—including cashew, shea, cereals, aquaculture and tubers—learned types and sources of financing available at the latest event in the Trade Hub’s information series on the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). About 40 exporters attended the March 24 event in Accra, Ghana. The Hub’s Finance… Read More

Guinean exporters prepare to take advantage of AGOA

As an exporter and a member of the Guinea chapter of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), Mme. Hawa Karando had heard about the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). But she still wasn’t sure what the preferential trade agreement entailed. “My exports are not big, and so I share a container with sometimes… Read More

Trade Hub takes AGOA awareness series to Mali

More than 70 Malian producers, processors and exporters attended a two-day exporters’ workshop in the capital city of Bamako. The March 1-2 workshop was the latest in the Trade Hub’s outreach and information series on the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Though a number of the country’s major exports—including gold, cereals, and vegetables—are… Read More

Nearly 200 bring ideas and requests to AGOA workshops in Burkina Faso and Liberia

About 50 people—including 24 women—participated in an African Growth Opportunity Act workshop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on January 26. The workshop was under the theme, “AGOA and Export Opportunities to the U.S. Market for Burkina Enterprises. U.S Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Andrew R. Young opened the workshop and called on exporters to leverage the platform… Read More

First Trade Hub webinar livestreams customs training to three West African nations

About 60 exporters in Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria received customs and regulations training via a Trade Hub webinar on February 1. The pilot effort used YouTube Live to stream a presentation from visiting customs expert Jan Forest on the practicalities of using the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to export duty-free. Ms. Forest… Read More

AGOA workshop teaches Ivorian entrepreneurs the ins and outs of pricing products

On December 15, 2016 twenty Ivorian entrepreneurs attended a workshop to learn more about accounting principles and business plan development, including how to set prices to account for production costs, as part of a Trade Hub-funded outreach series on the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Hosted by Côte d’Ivoire’s AGOA Trade Resource Center… Read More

Togo’s food industry learns firsthand about AGOA benefits and opportunities

More than 100 representatives of Togo’s food industry—including fruit exporters, farmers’ associations, beverage makers, and members of AWEP (African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program)—attended a Dec. 1 workshop on exporting their products, particularly under the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The workshop, hosted in the capital of Lomé, was organized by USAID’s West Africa Trade… Read More

Participants pinpoint the need for a national AGOA strategy in Cameroon

On November 30, fifty-six representatives from the Cameroonian food processing, handicraft, and textile sectors gathered in Douala to learn more about duty-free export opportunities under the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Organized by the Cameroon Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Craft (CCIMC), in collaboration with the Trade Hub, the workshop provided a… Read More

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