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Eligibility Review 2017: Submission by American Federation of Labour and Congress of Industrial Organisations - regarding Swaziland

Request to testify and pre-hearing brief on the petition to remove Swaziland from the list of beneficiary countries.  Filed by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

Author
Celeste Drake
Organisation
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Publication Date
15 August 2017

Eligibility Review 2017: NOTICE and CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

This notice announces the initiation of the annual review of the eligibility of the sub-Saharan African countries to receive the benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The AGOA Implementation Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (Subcommittee) is developing recommendations for the President on AGOA country eligibility for calendar year 2018. The Subcommittee is requesting written public comments for this review and will conduct a public hearing on this matter. The Subcommittee will consider the written comments, written testimony, and oral testimony in developing recommendations for the President. Comments received related to the child labor criteria may also be considered by the Secretary of Labor in the preparation of the Department of Labor's report on child labor as required under section 504 of the Trade Act of 1974. This notice identifies the eligibility criteria under AGOA that must be considered under AGOA, and lists those sub-Saharan African countries that are currently eligible for the benefits of AGOA and those that were ineligible for such benefits in 2017.

Author
USTR
Organisation
USTR
Publication Date
11 July 2017
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