Submission from the African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF)
The African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF) is a trade association whose members come from the cotton, textile and apparel industries in 24 countries from all regions of Africa, including Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, ACTIF is the only pan-African organization that represents the full African cotton-textile-apparel value chain. Many of our members export apparel to the United States under AGOA.
AGOA’s biggest success story to date has been the creation of textile and apparel manufacturing in several African countries. The cotton-textile-apparel value chain encouraged by AGOA has created literally hundreds of thousands of direct jobs and millions of indirect jobs in support sectors across several African countries.
We respectfully request that during your Out-Of-Cycle review of Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda deliberations you consider the following:
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