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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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Bill HR. 6142: Africa Investment Incentive Act of 2006

Bill HR. 6142: Africa Investment Incentive Act of 2006

Proposed legislation amending the AGOA, including an extension of the third-country fabric provision, the associated quota limits, the GSP, as submitted by Rep. Bill Thomas on 21-09-2006.
Author Rep. Bill Thomas
Organisation US House of Representatives
Publish Date 01 September 2006
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Bill H.R. 6076 Emergency Trade Programme Extension Act of 2006

Bill H.R. 6076 Emergency Trade Programme Extension Act of 2006

Proposed legislation amending the AGOA, including an extension of the third-country fabric provision, the associated quota limits, and the status of Mauritius.
Author Rep. Charles Rangel with Co-Sponsors
Organisation US Senate
Publish Date 01 September 2006
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Bill H.R. 5480: African Entrepreneurship Act of 2006

Bill H.R. 5480: African Entrepreneurship Act of 2006

Official Title: To promote economic diversification, entrepreneurship, and private sector development in Africa, and to promote partnerships among small and medium enterprises in the United States and the African private sector in qualified...
Author Rep. James McDermott and co-sponsors
Organisation during 109th U.S. Congress (2005-2006)
Publish Date 25 May 2006
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Bill H.R. 5070: Trade Preference Extension and Expansion Act of 2006

Bill H.R. 5070: Trade Preference Extension and Expansion Act of 2006

Official Title: To extend certain trade preference programs, and for other purposes. Aims to promote sustainable development and economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa in three ways: by extending the GSP for one year, by amending the AGOA, and by...
Author Rep. Charles Rangel with Co-Sponsors
Organisation during 109th U.S. Congress (2005-2006)
Publish Date 30 June 2006
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Proclamation on 2006 AGOA Country Eligibility

Proclamation on 2006 AGOA Country Eligibility

Presidential Proclamation dated 22 December 2005 indicating the removal of Mauritiana from the list of AGOA beneficiaries and addition of Burundi with effect of 01-01-2006.
Author The White House
Organisation The White House
Publish Date 22 December 2005
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Memorandum of Understanding China - US relating to textiles quotas

Memorandum of Understanding China - US relating to textiles quotas

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in November 2005 between the governments of the United States and China concerning trade in textile and apparel products. These consultations took place under Paragraph 242 of the "Report of the Working...
Author US - China
Organisation US - China
Publish Date 01 May 2005
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Alphabetic Guide to the US HTS Product Coding

Alphabetic Guide to the US HTS Product Coding

This alphabetic guide provides a useful overview on a product-by-product basis to the US Harmonised tariff System (HTS) nomenclature.
Author United States Trade Representative (USTR)
Organisation US Government
Publish Date 01 May 2004
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AGOA Acceleration Act HR 4103 - AGOA III Act

AGOA Acceleration Act HR 4103 - AGOA III Act

The AGOA Acceleration Act, HR 4103, is closely modelled after the proposed "AGOA III Act" but is specifically designed to smoothly pass the Congress soon after April 2004.
Author Republican Bill Thomas / Democrat Jim McDermott
Organisation US Senate and House of Representatives
Publish Date 01 April 2004
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AGOA III Bill

AGOA III Bill

This Bill, commonly referred to as “AGOA III”, was introduced to the Senate of the United States and House of Representatives on November 21 and 22, 2003, respectively. Proposed changes included an overall extension of AGOA to 2015 (from 2008...
Author US Government
Organisation US Government
Publish Date 01 November 2003
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AGOA Clarification Ruling (Apparel)

AGOA Clarification Ruling (Apparel)

This document presents the findings and a binding ruling issued by the US Customs Department following an enquiry by a potential apparel exporter from Ghana. Ghana qualifies for apparel exports under AGOA, and is in addition also classified as a...
Author Commercial Rulings Division
Organisation US Dept. of Commerce
Publish Date 01 March 2003
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AGOA: Hot air of hot stuff?

AGOA: Hot air of hot stuff?

The US Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which was promulgated in October 2000, claims to 'move Africans from poverty to prosperity by increasing their economic opportunities'. The Act extends Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) status...
Author Mathew Stern; Nnzeni Netshitomboni
Organisation National Treasury, South Africa
Publish Date 13 February 2002
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Lists and codes of US ports (a customs requirement)

Lists and codes of US ports (a customs requirement)

Classification of United States customs districts and ports for US foreign trade. This appendix provides a complete listing of valid district/port codes of the U.S., and is important information for exporters and shipping agencies.
Author U.S. Customs
Organisation U.S. Customs
Publish Date 27 October 2000
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2000 AGOA Textile Certificate of Origin (EXPIRED)

2000 AGOA Textile Certificate of Origin (EXPIRED)

(EXPIRED) This is a copy of the AGOA Textile Certificate of Origin. An exporter of apparel/textiles wishing to obtain the preferential treatment available under AGOA (i.e. duty-free treatment) for specific apparel/textile products must complete...
Author US Government
Publish Date 01 May 2000
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The text of the AGOA legislation - Public Law 106

The text of the AGOA legislation - Public Law 106

The legal text of AGOA, to be cited as the "Trade and Development Act of 2000". Also known as "Public Law 106-200" - May 18, 2000.
Author United States Government
Publish Date 01 May 2000
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AGOA Interim Regulations 2003

AGOA Interim Regulations 2003

This document sets forth interim amendments to those provisions of the Customs Regulations that implement the trade benefits for sub-Saharan African countries contained in AGOA. The document provides technical detail and interpretation guidelines...
Author Department of the Treasury
Organisation US Customs Service
Publish Date 01 May 2003
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Products Currently Eligible for Duty-Free Treatment Under GSP

Products Currently Eligible for Duty-Free Treatment Under GSP

This document contains a list of products currently eligible for duty-free treatment if imported from a GSP beneficiary country. AGOA has extended duty-free treatment of the GSP products by a further 1,800+ products. (see in Section for listing of...
Author US International Trade Commission
Organisation US Government
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The Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa

The Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa

Document listing the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. The African Growth and Opportunity Act applies only to Sub-Saharan African countries having met certain conditions, meaning that while AGOA-eligible countries have to be from Sub-Saharan...
Author n/a
Organisation n/a
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Full text of AGOA II amendments

Full text of AGOA II amendments

The full legal text of the recent amendments to AGOA, known as 'AGOA II'.
Author US Congress
Organisation US Congress
Publish Date 01 May 2002
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AGOA II legislative amendments - summary

AGOA II legislative amendments - summary

This document outlines the recent (2002) amendments to AGOA. Included in these amendments is clarification regarding the duty-free treatment of knit-to-shape textiles, the re-classification of Namibia and Botswana as a "Lesser Developed Country"...
Author U.S. Government
Publish Date 02 January 2002
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Review of AGOA certificate of origin - request for comments 2013

Review of AGOA certificate of origin - request for comments 2013

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is extending through August 14, 2013 the period for public comment on the proposed extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin. For preferential treatment under AGOA, the exporter is...
Author Department of Homeland Security
Organisation Department of Homeland Security
Publish Date 10 July 2013
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What every member of the trade community should know about AGOA 2003

What every member of the trade community should know about AGOA 2003

This publication is intended to provide guidance and information to the trade community. It reflects the position on or interpretation of the applicable laws or regulations by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection as of the date of...
Author US Customs and Border Protection Agency
Organisation US Customs and Border Protection Agency
Publish Date 15 August 2003