TRALAC - Trade Law Centre

Highlights

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has launched four investigations to examine the impact that the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) trade preference program has had on the economies of sub-Saharan Africa and identify factors that have impacted trade, investment, and the economic climate of the region.

The investigations were requested by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in a letter received on October 17, 2013. The USTR noted that the Administration is working with its partners in the region and the Congress to renew and potentially modify AGOA, which entered into force on October 1, 2000.

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