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Request for comments and notice of public hearing concerning an out-of-cycle review of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda eligibility for benefits under AGOA

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), in consultation with the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), is announcing the initiation of an out-of-cycle review of the eligibility of the Republic of Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania, and Republic of Uganda to receive benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in response to a petition.

The AGOA Subcommittee of the TPSC (Subcommittee) will consider written comments, written testimony, and oral testimony in response to this notice to develop recommendations for the President as to whether the Republic of Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania, and Republic of Uganda are meeting the AGOA eligibility criteria.

June 30, 2017: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the July 13, 2017 public hearing, and for filing pre-hearing briefs, statements, or comments on the AGOA eligibility of the Republic of Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania, and Republic of Uganda.

July 13, 2017: The AGOA Implementation Subcommittee of the TPSC will convene a public hearing on the AGOA eligibility of the Republic of Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania, and Republic of Uganda.

July 21, 2017: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs, statements, or comments on this matter.

Author Office of the USTR / Federal register
Organisation Office of the USTR
Publication Date 20 June 2017