Legal Documents

Documents including US legislation relating to AGOA are housed within this section.

AGOA Interim Regulations 2003

This document sets forth interim amendments to those provisions of the Customs Regulations that implement the trade benefits for sub-Saharan African countries contained in AGOA. The document provides technical detail and interpretation guidelines regarding a number of minor changes to AGOA, e.g. to the apparel provisions.

Author
Department of the Treasury
Organisation
US Customs Service
Publication Date
01 May 2003
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Senate bill to extend the AGOA third country fabric provisions, and AGOA eligibility to S Sudan

A bill to amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act to extend the third-country fabric rule, to add South Sudan to the list of countries eligible for designation under that Act, and for other purposes.

Author
US Senate (Sen Max Baucus and others)
Organisation
US Senate
Publication Date
01 December 2011
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Products Currently Eligible for Duty-Free Treatment Under GSP

This document contains a list of products currently eligible for duty-free treatment if imported from a GSP beneficiary country. AGOA has extended duty-free treatment of the GSP products by a further 1,800+ products. (see in Section for listing of additional eligible products)

Author
US International Trade Commission
Organisation
US Government
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The Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa

Document listing the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. The African Growth and Opportunity Act applies only to Sub-Saharan African countries having met certain conditions, meaning that while AGOA-eligible countries have to be from Sub-Saharan Africa, the reverse is not necessarily true.

Author
n/a
Organisation
n/a
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Full text of AGOA II amendments

The full legal text of the recent amendments to AGOA, known as 'AGOA II'.

Author
US Congress
Organisation
US Congress
Publication Date
01 May 2002
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AGOA II legislative amendments - summary

This document outlines the recent (2002) amendments to AGOA. Included in these amendments is clarification regarding the duty-free treatment of knit-to-shape textiles, the re-classification of Namibia and Botswana as a "Lesser Developed Country" and other changes.

Author
U.S. Government
Publication Date
02 January 2002
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Review of AGOA certificate of origin - request for comments 2013

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is extending through August 14, 2013 the period for public comment on the proposed extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin. For preferential treatment under AGOA, the exporter is required to prepare a certificate of origin and provide it to the importer. This certificate includes information such as contact information for the importer, exporter and producer; the basis for which preferential treatment is claimed; and a description of the imported merchandise. Importers are required to have the certificate in their possession at the time of the claim and to provide it to CBP upon request.

Author
Department of Homeland Security
Organisation
Department of Homeland Security
Publication Date
10 July 2013
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Proclamation reinstating AGOA preferences to Guinea, Ivory Coast and Niger

Presidential Proclamation 8741 of October 25, 2011, reinstating AGOA preferences for Niger, Guinea and Ivory Coast.    

Author
The White House
Organisation
The White House
Publication Date
25 October 2011
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