AGOA Resources and Technical Support
There's a wealth of information and advice relating to AGOA right here on the AGOA.info website. However, for more technical and practical assistance relating to exporting under AGOA, and depending on which country you are based in and what economic activity you are involved in, you should consider contacting the US embassy located in your country.
A detailed list of US embassies in Africa along with their contact details and website address can be found in the AGOA Web Resources section on this site, and specifically the section on US embassies.
The US, through the USAID, has previously funded various Trade and Investment Hubs in Africa. These were located in Accra, Ghana (West Africa Trade and Investment Hub), in Nairobi Kenya (East Africa Trade and Investment Hub) and in Gaborone Botswana (Southern African Trade and Investment Hub). Highly qualified and experienced staff and advisors are able to assist with your AGOA-related technical questions and support needs.
It is also recommended to contact your local chamber of commerce or manufacturers' association as many of these have a specialized trade desk that may be of assistance with specific trade-related queries. Find links to chambers at the following link.
Other relevant resources available on this site:
Regulatory authorities (United States) (relevant to licensing and authorizations, esp. relating to agricultural products)
You can also complete the form at the bottom of this page when you have a specific technical query - we will try to assist. However, be sure to access key resources on this site, including:
What is AGOA? An introduction
AGOA Country Eligibility
AGOA Rules of Origin
Information on US quotas
Information on US trade remedies (when goods produced elsewhere are sold at less than fair value on the US market).
The US tariff schedule - download it chapter by chapter
Document downloads (guides, reports, legislation, AGOA reviews, research etc.) - all found in the Downloads menu above.
Please have a look at the Web Resources section on this site - it contains web links to a number of useful resources relating to AGOA, including training videos. Other web resource sections include chambers of commerce, development and finance organisations, US government departments, regulatory authorities, African sector associations, think-tanks and general trade resources.
A number of countries have developed an AGOA Utilization Strategy, helping to focus them on better utilizing the benefits provided by AGOA.