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The AGOA.info archives contain a wide and growing selection of documents available for download. These are categorised under the ‘Legal’ (AGOA legislation, Bills, certificates, proclamations), ‘Documents and Reports’ (mainly annual US trade reports) , ‘Research Documents’ (academic and other) and ‘General Documents’ (all others downloads).
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The phase-out of second-hand clothing imports: what impact for Tanzania?

The phase-out of second-hand clothing imports: what impact for Tanzania?

The East African Community has begun phasing-out imports of second-hand clothing to promote the development of the domestic garment sector. Using trade data and information obtained from the exporters, this study produces the first estimate of...
Author Linda Calabrese
Organisation Overseas Development Institute
Publish Date 23 October 2017
Overview of the Used Clothing Market in East Africa: Analysis of Determinants and Implications

Overview of the Used Clothing Market in East Africa: Analysis of Determinants and Implications

Overview of the Used Clothing Market in East Africa: Analysis of Determinants and Implications. In March 2016, the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State issued a Joint Communiqué from the 17th Ordinary Summit, expressing their intent to...
Author USAID East Africa Trade Hub
Organisation USAID East Africa Trade Hub
Publish Date 21 August 2017
2017 trade policy agenda and 2016 annual report of the president of the United States on the trade agreements program

2017 trade policy agenda and 2016 annual report of the president of the United States on the trade agreements program

On March 1, 2017, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) posted the 336 page 2017 Trade Policy Agenda and 2016 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program. The reports are required to be...
Author USTR
Organisation USTR
Publish Date 03 March 2017
2016 Biennial Report on the implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act

2016 Biennial Report on the implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act

The U.S. Trade Representative presented to Congress today a comprehensive report on implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) – the cornerstone of the  U.S. trade and investment relationship with sub-Saharan...
Author USTR
Organisation United States Trade Representative
Publish Date 29 June 2016
Federal Register: Details of new AGOA country eligibility petition process

Federal Register: Details of new AGOA country eligibility petition process

The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (TPEA) requires the President to establish a petition process to review the eligibility of countries for the benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). This authority has been delegated...
Author Federal Register
Organisation United States Trade Representative
Publish Date 18 March 2016
South Africa and AGOA: Recent developments 2015-2016 and possible suspension

South Africa and AGOA: Recent developments 2015-2016 and possible suspension

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has received much publicity and attention over the past year in particular, for two main reasons: (a) the legislation was set to expire at the end of September 2015 amid uncertainty and many questions...
Author Eckart Naumann
Organisation Trade Law Centre (TRALAC)
Publish Date 15 February 2016
An overview of AGOA’s performance, beneficiaries, renewal provisions and the status of South Africa

An overview of AGOA’s performance, beneficiaries, renewal provisions and the status of South Africa

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a piece of United States legislation, was signed into law by the then President of the United States (US) Bill Clinton on 18 May 2000. AGOA marked a significant and fundamental shift in US policy...
Author Eckart Naumann
Organisation TRALAC
Publish Date 01 September 2015
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...
H. R. 2845 - AGOA Enhancement Act of 2015

H. R. 2845 - AGOA Enhancement Act of 2015

An Act, to promote access to benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, and for other purposes.  Update: 8 September 2016: Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.  This bill...
Organisation US Congress - as referred to Senate
Publish Date 19 June 2015
View details v D H. R. 2845 - AGOA Enhancement Act of 2015 Size: 211 KB
AGOA’s Reauthorization: Beyond 2015

AGOA’s Reauthorization: Beyond 2015

access to the U.S. market in a wide range of products. It has become a flagstone of the U.S.-African relationship and has successfully shifted focus to trade and economic issues. AGOA was designed to spur economic development by using trade...
Author Leadership Africa USA and New Markets Lab
Organisation Leadership Africa USA
Publish Date 15 January 2015
View details v D AGOA’s Reauthorization: Beyond 2015 Size: 632 KB
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
AGOA: Observations on competitiveness and diversification of US imports from beneficiary countries

AGOA: Observations on competitiveness and diversification of US imports from beneficiary countries

  GAO (US Government Accountability Office) was asked to examine a number of issues relating to AGOA countries’ trade expansion and economic development, and factors affecting their trade with the United States and other countries. This...
Author USGAO
Organisation USGAO
Publish Date 21 July 2014