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The AGOA.info archives contain a wide and growing selection of documents available for download. These are categorised under the ‘Legal’ (AGOA legislation, Bills, certificates, proclamations), ‘Documents and Reports’ (mainly annual US trade reports) , ‘Research Documents’ (academic and other) and ‘General Documents’ (all others downloads).
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2014-2015 AGOA Textile Quota Cap

2014-2015 AGOA Textile Quota Cap

Limitations of duty- and quota-free imports of apparel articles assembled in beneficiary Sub-Saharan African countries from regional and third-country fabric.  Publication of the new 12-month cap on duty-and quota-free benefits. 
Author Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA)
Organisation OTEXA
Publish Date 02 October 2014
AGOA: Observations on competitiveness and diversification of US imports from beneficiary countries

AGOA: Observations on competitiveness and diversification of US imports from beneficiary countries

  GAO (US Government Accountability Office) was asked to examine a number of issues relating to AGOA countries’ trade expansion and economic development, and factors affecting their trade with the United States and other countries. This...
Author USGAO
Organisation USGAO
Publish Date 21 July 2014
AGOA: Background and Reauthorization (CRS)

AGOA: Background and Reauthorization (CRS)

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a nonreciprocal trade preference program that provides duty-free treatment to U.S. imports of certain products from eligible sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. Congress first authorized...
Author Brock Williams
Organisation Congressional Research Service
Publish Date 27 May 2014
View details v D AGOA: Background and Reauthorization Size: 443 KB
Letter from House Committee on Foreign Affairs - regarding investigation into effectiveness of AGOA

Letter from House Committee on Foreign Affairs - regarding investigation into effectiveness of AGOA

Letter to the U.S. Comptroller General by the US House Foreign Affairs Committee requesting a study to examine the effectiveness of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in an effort to better increase investment, trade and job growth...
Report on a survey of AGOA’s past, present and future prospects

Report on a survey of AGOA’s past, present and future prospects

Abstract: Eleven years after it entered into force, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a unilateral preference scheme of the US to promote trade and investment, Sub-Saharan member States subject to this scheme have requested an...
Author Stephen Karingi, Laura Páez, Derrese Degefa
Organisation UNECA
Publish Date 29 June 2012
The US GSP: Background and renewal debate 2013

The US GSP: Background and renewal debate 2013

The expiration of the GSP in July 2013 means that renewal of the program is likely to be a legislative issue in the first session of the 113th Congress. In recent years, renewal of trade preference programs in general, and of the GSP program in...
Author Vivian C. Jones
Organisation Congressional Research Service
Publish Date 09 January 2013
View details v D Size: 477 KB
2012 Trade Policy Agenda and 2011 Annual Report

2012 Trade Policy Agenda and 2011 Annual Report

The 2012 Trade Policy Agenda and 2011 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program are submitted to the Congress pursuant to Section 163 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2213). Chapter II and...
Author United States International Trade Commission
Publish Date 30 March 2012
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2012 US strategy towards Sub-Saharan Africa

2012 US strategy towards Sub-Saharan Africa

US strategy towards SSA - as announced on 14 June 2012 during the 2012 US-Africa AGOA Forum held in Washington.
Author The White House, Washington
Organisation The White House, Washington
Publish Date 27 June 2012
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Findings into the commercial availability of denim fabric under AGOA

Findings into the commercial availability of denim fabric under AGOA

The Commission's determinations on denim fabric and estimates of the amount of regional African denim fabric that will be available during the 12-month period beginning October 1, 2007, for use in less developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African...
Author USITC
Organisation USITC
Publish Date 12 September 2007
View details v D Size: 3 MB
Guide to the US Miscellaneous Trade Bill process

Guide to the US Miscellaneous Trade Bill process

Short explanatory guide to the legislative process of United States Miscellaneous Trade Bills.
Author US Ways and Means Committee
Organisation US Ways and Means Committee
Publish Date 15 April 2008
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Factors affecting trade patterns of selected industries

Sub-Saharan Africa: Factors affecting trade patterns of selected industries

First annual report by the USITC examining factors that affected trade patterns in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) during 2001–05. Twelve industries are discussed: nuts (primarily cashews), cocoa butter and paste, cut flowers, prepared and preserved...
Author United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Organisation United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Publish Date 12 April 2007
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