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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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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...
Report on a survey of AGOA’s past, present and future prospects

Report on a survey of AGOA’s past, present and future prospects

Abstract: Eleven years after it entered into force, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a unilateral preference scheme of the US to promote trade and investment, Sub-Saharan member States subject to this scheme have requested an...
Author Stephen Karingi, Laura Páez, Derrese Degefa
Organisation UNECA
Publish Date 29 June 2012
The US GSP: Background and renewal debate 2013

The US GSP: Background and renewal debate 2013

The expiration of the GSP in July 2013 means that renewal of the program is likely to be a legislative issue in the first session of the 113th Congress. In recent years, renewal of trade preference programs in general, and of the GSP program in...
Author Vivian C. Jones
Organisation Congressional Research Service
Publish Date 09 January 2013
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2012 Trade Policy Agenda and 2011 Annual Report

2012 Trade Policy Agenda and 2011 Annual Report

The 2012 Trade Policy Agenda and 2011 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program are submitted to the Congress pursuant to Section 163 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2213). Chapter II and...
Author United States International Trade Commission
Publish Date 30 March 2012
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2012 US strategy towards Sub-Saharan Africa

2012 US strategy towards Sub-Saharan Africa

US strategy towards SSA - as announced on 14 June 2012 during the 2012 US-Africa AGOA Forum held in Washington.
Author The White House, Washington
Organisation The White House, Washington
Publish Date 27 June 2012
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Findings into the commercial availability of denim fabric under AGOA

Findings into the commercial availability of denim fabric under AGOA

The Commission's determinations on denim fabric and estimates of the amount of regional African denim fabric that will be available during the 12-month period beginning October 1, 2007, for use in less developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African...
Author USITC
Organisation USITC
Publish Date 12 September 2007
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Guide to the US Miscellaneous Trade Bill process

Guide to the US Miscellaneous Trade Bill process

Short explanatory guide to the legislative process of United States Miscellaneous Trade Bills.
Author US Ways and Means Committee
Organisation US Ways and Means Committee
Publish Date 15 April 2008
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Factors affecting trade patterns of selected industries

Sub-Saharan Africa: Factors affecting trade patterns of selected industries

First annual report by the USITC examining factors that affected trade patterns in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) during 2001–05. Twelve industries are discussed: nuts (primarily cashews), cocoa butter and paste, cut flowers, prepared and preserved...
Author United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Organisation United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Publish Date 12 April 2007
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AGOA Trade Facts - April 2006

AGOA Trade Facts - April 2006

Factsheet published by the USTR on recent US-Africa trade under AGOA.
Author United States Trade Representative
Organisation United States Trade Representative
Publish Date 07 April 2006
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2005 AGOA Competitiveness Report

2005 AGOA Competitiveness Report

New 156-page AGOA Competitiveness Report by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). This report, which covers each of 37 AGOA beneficiary countries (at the time), provides an assessment on potential export growth sectors,...
Author Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)
Organisation Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)
Publish Date 19 July 2005
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Textiles and Apparel: Assessment of the competitiveness of certain foreign suppliers to the US (2004)

Textiles and Apparel: Assessment of the competitiveness of certain foreign suppliers to the US (2004)

USITC report (declassified in January 2004) assessing the competitiveness of various textile and apparel supply-countries to the US market. As requested by the USTR, the report assesses the textile and apparel industries of certain foreign...
Author United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Organisation United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Publish Date 06 January 2004
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2003 Assessment of the competitiveness of textiles and apparel suppliers to the US market (Executive Summary)

2003 Assessment of the competitiveness of textiles and apparel suppliers to the US market (Executive Summary)

This is the 10-page executive summary of a report assessing the competitiveness of various textile and apparel supply-countries to the US market. A full version of this recently declassified report is also available for download elsewhere on this...
Author United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Organisation United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Publish Date 26 June 2003
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2003 Testimony on AGOA by the Corporate Council on Africa

2003 Testimony on AGOA by the Corporate Council on Africa

Transcript of testimony on AGOA by the president of the Corporate Council on Africa to the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
Author Stephen Hayes, President, CCA
Organisation Corporate Council on Africa
Publish Date 26 June 2003
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2005 Comprehensive Report on US Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

2005 Comprehensive Report on US Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

This is the 5th annual report on US trade and investment with Africa. The current report provides an update for 2003 on U.S.-SSA trade and investment flows in major sectors; information on AGOA; a discussion of major developments in trade and...
Author United States International Trade Commission
Organisation United States Trade Representative (USTR)
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2005 Annual Report: Executive Summary

2005 Annual Report: Executive Summary

Executive Summary of the annual trade and investment report, published December 2004. (Publication 3741)
Author USITC
Organisation United States International Trade Commission
Publish Date 09 December 2004
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The African Growth and Opportunity Act: A preliminary assessment - UNCTAD (2003)

The African Growth and Opportunity Act: A preliminary assessment - UNCTAD (2003)

A report prepared for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. "The programme's duty-free benefits appear to offer only a slight improvement over the status quo for most African exports," says the report. Nonetheless, AGOA appears...
Author Craig VanGrasstek (commissioned)
Organisation UNCTAD
Publish Date 08 April 2003
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2003 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

2003 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

This is the third of eight annual reports published by the Office of the US Trade Representative on Trade and Investment under AGOA. It provides chapters entitled 'Economic and Trade Overview', 'Trade capacity Building', 'Technical Assistance and...
Author Office of the US Trade Representative
Organisation Office of the US Trade Representative
Publish Date 13 August 2003
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2004 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

2004 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

This is the 4th annual report on US trade and investment with Africa. The current report provides an update for 2002 on U.S.-SSA trade and investment flows in major sectors; information on AGOA; a discussion of major developments in trade and...
Author United States International Trade Commission
Organisation United States Trade Representative (USTR)
Publish Date 01 December 2003
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2003 Africa-US Trade Profile

2003 Africa-US Trade Profile

A brief report prepared by the US Department of Commerce, Office of Africa, on bilateral trade between the US and Africa.
Author US Department of Commerce
Organisation US Government
Publish Date 20 November 2003
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Garment exports under AGOA: A short situational overview

Garment exports under AGOA: A short situational overview

A 3-page situational overview (prepared for the 2012 AGOA Forum) relating to apparel trade under AGOA, placing this in context with global US imports of apparel from competing countries and reinforcing the urgent need to extend the third country...
Author Eckart Naumann
Organisation Tralac
Publish Date 12 June 2012
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AGOA at 10: Reflections on US-Africa trade with a focus on SACU countries

AGOA at 10: Reflections on US-Africa trade with a focus on SACU countries

This paper provides an overview of the current AGOA legislation and tracks legislative amendments over its first decade. This is followed by an analysis of African exports to the US, with a more detailed focus on three sample sectors (the...
Author Eckart Naumann
Organisation Consultant / Tralac
Publish Date 12 October 2010
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