Ethiopia - National AGOA Strategy (DRAFT)
[Note: an updated strategy is currently being prepared].
The Ethiopian Ministry of Trade, in cooperation with the African Trade Policy Center of the UNECA, has undertaken a grand initiative to develop a National AGOA Response Strategy to identify key supply side constraints that impede the performance of the export sector and suggest possible interventions to help overcome these constraints.
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