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Documents & Reports

A collection of various general publications and reports relating to AGOA, trade and investment, including the US trade policy agenda, various strategy documents, reports on US trade and investment in SSA countries, and other related documents.
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Overview of the Used Clothing Market in East Africa: Analysis of Determinants and Implications

Overview of the Used Clothing Market in East Africa: Analysis of Determinants and Implications

Overview of the Used Clothing Market in East Africa: Analysis of Determinants and Implications. In March 2016, the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State issued a Joint Communiqué from the 17th Ordinary Summit, expressing their intent to...
Author USAID East Africa Trade Hub
Organisation USAID East Africa Trade Hub
Publish Date 21 August 2017
2017 trade policy agenda and 2016 annual report of the president of the United States on the trade agreements program

2017 trade policy agenda and 2016 annual report of the president of the United States on the trade agreements program

On March 1, 2017, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) posted the 336 page 2017 Trade Policy Agenda and 2016 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program. The reports are required to be...
Author USTR
Organisation USTR
Publish Date 03 March 2017
2016 Biennial Report on the implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act

2016 Biennial Report on the implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act

The U.S. Trade Representative presented to Congress today a comprehensive report on implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) – the cornerstone of the  U.S. trade and investment relationship with sub-Saharan...
Author USTR
Organisation United States Trade Representative
Publish Date 29 June 2016
AGOA’s Reauthorization: Beyond 2015

AGOA’s Reauthorization: Beyond 2015

access to the U.S. market in a wide range of products. It has become a flagstone of the U.S.-African relationship and has successfully shifted focus to trade and economic issues. AGOA was designed to spur economic development by using trade...
Author Leadership Africa USA and New Markets Lab
Organisation Leadership Africa USA
Publish Date 15 January 2015
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AGOA: Observations on competitiveness and diversification of US imports from beneficiary countries

AGOA: Observations on competitiveness and diversification of US imports from beneficiary countries

  GAO (US Government Accountability Office) was asked to examine a number of issues relating to AGOA countries’ trade expansion and economic development, and factors affecting their trade with the United States and other countries. This...
Author USGAO
Organisation USGAO
Publish Date 21 July 2014
Report on a survey of AGOA’s past, present and future prospects

Report on a survey of AGOA’s past, present and future prospects

Abstract: Eleven years after it entered into force, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a unilateral preference scheme of the US to promote trade and investment, Sub-Saharan member States subject to this scheme have requested an...
Author Stephen Karingi, Laura Páez, Derrese Degefa
Organisation UNECA
Publish Date 29 June 2012
2012 Trade Policy Agenda and 2011 Annual Report

2012 Trade Policy Agenda and 2011 Annual Report

The 2012 Trade Policy Agenda and 2011 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program are submitted to the Congress pursuant to Section 163 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2213). Chapter II and...
Author United States International Trade Commission
Publish Date 30 March 2012
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2012 US strategy towards Sub-Saharan Africa

2012 US strategy towards Sub-Saharan Africa

US strategy towards SSA - as announced on 14 June 2012 during the 2012 US-Africa AGOA Forum held in Washington.
Author The White House, Washington
Organisation The White House, Washington
Publish Date 27 June 2012
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Findings into the commercial availability of denim fabric under AGOA

Findings into the commercial availability of denim fabric under AGOA

The Commission's determinations on denim fabric and estimates of the amount of regional African denim fabric that will be available during the 12-month period beginning October 1, 2007, for use in less developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African...
Author USITC
Organisation USITC
Publish Date 12 September 2007
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Guide to the US Miscellaneous Trade Bill process

Guide to the US Miscellaneous Trade Bill process

Short explanatory guide to the legislative process of United States Miscellaneous Trade Bills.
Author US Ways and Means Committee
Organisation US Ways and Means Committee
Publish Date 15 April 2008
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Factors affecting trade patterns of selected industries

Sub-Saharan Africa: Factors affecting trade patterns of selected industries

First annual report by the USITC examining factors that affected trade patterns in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) during 2001–05. Twelve industries are discussed: nuts (primarily cashews), cocoa butter and paste, cut flowers, prepared and preserved...
Author United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Organisation United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Publish Date 12 April 2007
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AGOA Trade Facts - April 2006

AGOA Trade Facts - April 2006

Factsheet published by the USTR on recent US-Africa trade under AGOA.
Author United States Trade Representative
Organisation United States Trade Representative
Publish Date 07 April 2006
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2005 AGOA Competitiveness Report

2005 AGOA Competitiveness Report

New 156-page AGOA Competitiveness Report by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). This report, which covers each of 37 AGOA beneficiary countries (at the time), provides an assessment on potential export growth sectors,...
Author Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)
Organisation Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)
Publish Date 19 July 2005
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Textiles and Apparel: Assessment of the competitiveness of certain foreign suppliers to the US (2004)

Textiles and Apparel: Assessment of the competitiveness of certain foreign suppliers to the US (2004)

USITC report (declassified in January 2004) assessing the competitiveness of various textile and apparel supply-countries to the US market. As requested by the USTR, the report assesses the textile and apparel industries of certain foreign...
Author United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Organisation United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Publish Date 06 January 2004
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2003 Assessment of the competitiveness of textiles and apparel suppliers to the US market (Executive Summary)

2003 Assessment of the competitiveness of textiles and apparel suppliers to the US market (Executive Summary)

This is the 10-page executive summary of a report assessing the competitiveness of various textile and apparel supply-countries to the US market. A full version of this recently declassified report is also available for download elsewhere on this...
Author United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Organisation United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Publish Date 26 June 2003
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2003 Testimony on AGOA by the Corporate Council on Africa

2003 Testimony on AGOA by the Corporate Council on Africa

Transcript of testimony on AGOA by the president of the Corporate Council on Africa to the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
Author Stephen Hayes, President, CCA
Organisation Corporate Council on Africa
Publish Date 26 June 2003
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2005 Comprehensive Report on US Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

2005 Comprehensive Report on US Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

This is the 5th annual report on US trade and investment with Africa. The current report provides an update for 2003 on U.S.-SSA trade and investment flows in major sectors; information on AGOA; a discussion of major developments in trade and...
Author United States International Trade Commission
Organisation United States Trade Representative (USTR)
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2005 Annual Report: Executive Summary

2005 Annual Report: Executive Summary

Executive Summary of the annual trade and investment report, published December 2004. (Publication 3741)
Author USITC
Organisation United States International Trade Commission
Publish Date 09 December 2004
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The African Growth and Opportunity Act: A preliminary assessment - UNCTAD (2003)

The African Growth and Opportunity Act: A preliminary assessment - UNCTAD (2003)

A report prepared for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. "The programme's duty-free benefits appear to offer only a slight improvement over the status quo for most African exports," says the report. Nonetheless, AGOA appears...
Author Craig VanGrasstek (commissioned)
Organisation UNCTAD
Publish Date 08 April 2003
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2003 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

2003 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

This is the third of eight annual reports published by the Office of the US Trade Representative on Trade and Investment under AGOA. It provides chapters entitled 'Economic and Trade Overview', 'Trade capacity Building', 'Technical Assistance and...
Author Office of the US Trade Representative
Organisation Office of the US Trade Representative
Publish Date 13 August 2003
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2004 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

2004 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

This is the 4th annual report on US trade and investment with Africa. The current report provides an update for 2002 on U.S.-SSA trade and investment flows in major sectors; information on AGOA; a discussion of major developments in trade and...
Author United States International Trade Commission
Organisation United States Trade Representative (USTR)
Publish Date 01 December 2003
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2003 Africa-US Trade Profile

2003 Africa-US Trade Profile

A brief report prepared by the US Department of Commerce, Office of Africa, on bilateral trade between the US and Africa.
Author US Department of Commerce
Organisation US Government
Publish Date 20 November 2003
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Lists and codes of US ports (a customs requirement)

Lists and codes of US ports (a customs requirement)

Classification of United States customs districts and ports for US foreign trade. This appendix provides a complete listing of valid district/port codes of the U.S., and is important information for exporters and shipping agencies.
Author U.S. Customs
Organisation U.S. Customs
Publish Date 27 October 2000
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