TRALAC - Trade Law Centre

AGOA eligible products

AGOA provides duty-free market access to the United States for qualifying Sub-Saharan African beneficiary countries by extending duty-free preferences previously available under the US Generalised System of Preferences. Virtually all GSP tariff lines are (also) denoted 'D', meaning that they are AGOA eligible. AGOA goes beyond this, by allocating 'D' classification to more than 250 additional tariff lines.

Furthermore, AGOA provides duty-free access to textiles and apparel subject to the wearing apparel provisions, having their own requirements and rules of origin. For example, apparel made in a lesser developed beneficiary country is granted duty-free access, even when the fabric used in such manufacture is sourced from third countries. Textiles are also eligible provided that they are manufactured in the AGOA beneficiary countries. Altogether 6,421 tariff lines (status November 2016) are granted AGOA duty-free preferences. This number can however change from time to time. 

The list below is searchable by HTS code and tariff line description. The first column contains the 8-digit HTS code, the second column the product description and specification, and the third line indicates the 'D' AGOA status and products subject to the 'wearing apparel provisions'. Although textiles and clothing are generally not denoted 'D', they are AGOA eligible subject to the local processing being met. The relevant Rules of Origin are set out elsewhere. 

HTS codeProduct descriptionAGOA Indicator


Pineapples, fresh or dried, not reduced in size, in crates or other packages D