AGOA III Bill
This Bill, commonly referred to as “AGOA III”, was introduced to the Senate of the United States and House of Representatives on November 21 and 22, 2003, respectively. Proposed changes included an overall extension of AGOA to 2015 (from 2008 presently), an extension of the apparel rule applying to lesser developed countries by a further 4 years to 2008 as well as various support measures relating mainly to the agricultural sector. The Bill was not passed in its current form, but subsequently made it through Congress following various ammendments. See the final version of AGOA 3 -HR4103- below.