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Federal Register: Details of new AGOA country eligibility petition process

Federal Register: Details of new AGOA country eligibility petition process

The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (TPEA) requires the President to establish a petition process to review the eligibility of countries for the benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). This authority has been delegated...
Author Federal Register
Organisation United States Trade Representative
Publish Date 18 March 2016
Notice announcement of the initiation of an out-of-cycle review of the eligibility of South Africa to continue receiving AGOA benefits

Notice announcement of the initiation of an out-of-cycle review of the eligibility of South Africa to continue receiving AGOA benefits

Federal Register notice announcement on the initiation of an out-of-cycle review (including hearings and submissions) into the eligibility of the Republic of South Africa to receive the benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), as...
AGOA law 114-27: Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (AGOA renewal legislation 2015-2025)

AGOA law 114-27: Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (AGOA renewal legislation 2015-2025)

PUBLIC LAW 114 - 27 - TRADE PREFERENCES EXTENSION ACT OF 2015 (AGOA 2015-2012 extension). This is the AGOA 2015-2025 renewal legislation as signed into law. It is based on Bill H.R. 1295.   Category Bills and...
Author United States Congress
Organisation US Government Publishing Office
Publish Date 29 June 2015
H. R. 2845 - AGOA Enhancement Act of 2015

H. R. 2845 - AGOA Enhancement Act of 2015

An Act, to promote access to benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, and for other purposes.  Update: 8 September 2016: Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.  This bill...
Organisation US Congress - as referred to Senate
Publish Date 19 June 2015
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H.R.1295 - Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (AGOA 2015-2025 renewal legislation - became Public Law 114-27)

H.R.1295 - Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (AGOA 2015-2025 renewal legislation - became Public Law 114-27)

H.R.1295 - Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (AGOA extension legislation, passed by Congress and became Public Law No: 114-27, see separate file) An act to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Generalized System of...
Author US Senate
Organisation US Senate
Publish Date 30 June 2015
2014-2015 AGOA Textile Quota Cap

2014-2015 AGOA Textile Quota Cap

Limitations of duty- and quota-free imports of apparel articles assembled in beneficiary Sub-Saharan African countries from regional and third-country fabric.  Publication of the new 12-month cap on duty-and quota-free benefits. 
Author Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA)
Organisation OTEXA
Publish Date 02 October 2014
Letter from House Committee on Foreign Affairs - regarding investigation into effectiveness of AGOA

Letter from House Committee on Foreign Affairs - regarding investigation into effectiveness of AGOA

Letter to the U.S. Comptroller General by the US House Foreign Affairs Committee requesting a study to examine the effectiveness of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in an effort to better increase investment, trade and job growth...
HR 1777 'Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2013’

HR 1777 'Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2013’

To create jobs in the United States by increasing United States exports to Africa by at least 200 percent in real dollar value within 10 years, and for other purposes. Mr. SMITH of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. RUSH, and Ms. BASS) introduced the...
Author House of Representatives
Organisation US Congress
Publish Date 26 April 2013
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Proposed Coburn amendment to AGOA

Proposed Coburn amendment to AGOA

Text of the proposed Coburn amendment prior to passing of AGOA fabric extension on 2 August 2012. The proposed amendment was not passed (40:58 vote), which resulted in the passage of the AGOA third country fabric waiver provisions.
Author Senator Coburn (sponsor)
Organisation US Senate
Publish Date 01 July 2012
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US GSP Renewal - October 2011

US GSP Renewal - October 2011

Legislation passed by the US Congress and signed into law to re-enact the US GSP and restrospectively apply the GSP preferences for 2011 since the former GSP expired in December 2010.
Author US Congress
Organisation US Congress
Publish Date 01 October 2011
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