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Ambassador Girma Birru, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to the United States and current co-chair of the AGOA Ambassadors' Working Group in Washington, testified on Tuesday to the United States International Trade Commission. The Commission is holding hearings on issues relating to the reauthorization of the US African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Ambassador Girma told the Commission that AGOA remained the...
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US poultry sector questions African Trade Act extension
National chicken council representative Bill Roenigk has addressed the US International Trade Commission with concerns regarding trade acts which oppose US poultry trade in Africa. In 2000, the same year that the United States extended special duty preferences to many of the Republic of South Africa's exports under AGOA, South Africa imposed antidumping duties on US poultry. Prior to 2000, the US industry enjoyed a modest but respectable...
15 January 2014
AGOA: Economic effects of providing duty-free treatment for imports
On January 14, Witney Schneidman testified before the USITC on the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) renewal, which is set to expire in 2015. Dear Secretary: Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony on the four investigations related to the AGOA renewal discussions. My short testimony will offer selective comments on three of the four investigations. Tax Incentives: As it concerns the first investigation, AGOA:...
14 January 2014