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Notice announcement of the initiation of an out-of-cycle review of the eligibility of South Africa to continue receiving AGOA benefits

Notice announcement of the initiation of an out-of-cycle review of the eligibility of South Africa to continue receiving AGOA benefits

Federal Register notice announcement on the initiation of an out-of-cycle review (including hearings and submissions) into the eligibility of the Republic of South Africa to receive the benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), as...
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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