AGOA Legal Provisions
The original AGOA legislation was signed into law as Title 1 of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-200) during May 2000.
Find the text of the legislation at this link.
Following the initial enactment of the AGOA legislation, with an original end date of September 2008, a number of updates were passed by the US Congress – some of these were technical amendments (for example: Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004) while others extended the legislation beyond its original 8-year term (for example: the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004 ).
Other amendments addressed provisions of the AGOA legislation that were initially set for earlier expiry, for example the special wearing apparel provisions that granted beneficiary countries favourable rules of origin for clothing exports under AGOA (specifically, the third country fabric provisions).
The most recent extension of AGOA, covering the period 2015 – 2015, is known as the AGOA Enhancement Act of 2015 and can be found at this link.
All AGOA and related legislation can be downloaded from this site’s Legal Documents archive.