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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
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...
HR 1777 'Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2013’

HR 1777 'Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2013’

To create jobs in the United States by increasing United States exports to Africa by at least 200 percent in real dollar value within 10 years, and for other purposes. Mr. SMITH of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. RUSH, and Ms. BASS) introduced the...
Author House of Representatives
Organisation US Congress
Publish Date 26 April 2013
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Proposed Coburn amendment to AGOA

Proposed Coburn amendment to AGOA

Text of the proposed Coburn amendment prior to passing of AGOA fabric extension on 2 August 2012. The proposed amendment was not passed (40:58 vote), which resulted in the passage of the AGOA third country fabric waiver provisions.
Author Senator Coburn (sponsor)
Organisation US Senate
Publish Date 01 July 2012
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US GSP Renewal - October 2011

US GSP Renewal - October 2011

Legislation passed by the US Congress and signed into law to re-enact the US GSP and restrospectively apply the GSP preferences for 2011 since the former GSP expired in December 2010.
Author US Congress
Organisation US Congress
Publish Date 01 October 2011
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Bill HR 2493 to amend AGOA third country textile fabric provisions

Bill HR 2493 to amend AGOA third country textile fabric provisions

Proposed legislation to amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act to extend the third country fabric program from 2012 to 2015, and for other purposes.
Author Reps. Bill McDermott, Johnson, Rangel and Payne
Organisation US Congress
Publish Date 01 July 2011
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AGOA III legislation

AGOA III legislation

AGOA III - legislation known as "AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004".
Author US Congress
Organisation US Congress
Publish Date 01 May 2004
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AGOA WTO Waiver - annual report 2009

AGOA WTO Waiver - annual report 2009

Under the terms of this waiver, the United States is required to submit to the General Council an annual report on the implementation of the trade-related provisions of AGOA with a view to facilitating the annual review provided for in paragraph 4...
Author US Delegation at WTO
Organisation WTO
Publish Date 01 May 2010
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Bill H.R. 4101 - New Partnership for Trade Development Act of 2009

Bill H.R. 4101 - New Partnership for Trade Development Act of 2009

Proposals to "amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the Trade Act of 1974 to provide improved duty-free treatment for certain articles from certain least-developed countries, and for other purposes". The Bill inter alia makes...
Author Sen. Bill MCDERMOTT
Organisation US Congress
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Amendments to AGOA (HR 7222) - abundant supply provisions and Mauritius eligibility

Amendments to AGOA (HR 7222) - abundant supply provisions and Mauritius eligibility

Public Law 110-436 amending AGOA: (a) repeal of abundant supply provisions (b) designation of Mauritius as a country that may use third country fabrics in clothing exports.CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 154 (2008): Sept. 29, considered and passed...
Author US Government
Organisation US Government
Publish Date 16 October 2008
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2007 AGOA Textile Certificate of Origin

2007 AGOA Textile Certificate of Origin

Textile certificate of origin (2007 version) following amendments to AGOA with respect to certain abundant supply provisions etc. Abundant supply provisions (denim fabric category) relates to LDC countries only.
Author US Customs / Office for Textiles and Apparel
Organisation US Customs / Office for Textiles and Apparel
Publish Date 01 June 2007
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Bill H.R. 6406 includes Abundant Supply provisions

Bill H.R. 6406 includes Abundant Supply provisions

Summary of AGOA and GSP-related provisions of this Bill. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) 1. Extends GSP for two years, consistent with the President’s budget request. 2. After a six-month delay, tightens rules on competitive need limit...
Author Rep. Bill Thomas
Organisation US Senator
Publish Date 01 May 2006
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Bill HR. 6142: Africa Investment Incentive Act of 2006

Bill HR. 6142: Africa Investment Incentive Act of 2006

Proposed legislation amending the AGOA, including an extension of the third-country fabric provision, the associated quota limits, the GSP, as submitted by Rep. Bill Thomas on 21-09-2006.
Author Rep. Bill Thomas
Organisation US House of Representatives
Publish Date 01 September 2006
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