TRALAC - Trade Law Centre

Key Stats

Aggregate exports to US in 2016 - YTD to March

$4.830 billion
$4.830 billion

AGOA eligible countries only

AGOA-eligible exports (EXCL. GSP) - YTD to March 2016

$1.932 billion
$1.932 billion

Represents 44% of total US exports from AGOA beneficiaries. Plus $319m under GSP (14% of total AGOA)

AGOA eligible tariff-lines

> 7,000 products
>7,000 products

Duty-free access to the United States

Number of AGOA beneficiaries

39 Countries
39 Countries

African countries that have qualified for trade preferences under AGOA

Highlights

South Africa is currently subject to an 'Out-of-Cycle' review with respect to the country's future beneficiary status under AGOA. 

Hearings were held early August 2015. On 5 November 2015, US President Obama gave notice of South Africa's possible suspension from AGOA's agricultural benefits in '60 days'. See the notice here. On 11 January 2016, the deadline was extended to 15 March 2016 (see Notification).

On 14 March 2016, South Africa's compliance with AGOA's eligibility criteria was confirmed.

Copies of the hearing documents are available under 'Downloads'.

 

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