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A collection of work relating to AGOA undertaken by academic and research organization, as well as various international organisations and institutions. Should you wish to share your published work here, please contact AGOA.info.
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South Africa and AGOA: Recent developments 2015-2016 and possible suspension

South Africa and AGOA: Recent developments 2015-2016 and possible suspension

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has received much publicity and attention over the past year in particular, for two main reasons: (a) the legislation was set to expire at the end of September 2015 amid uncertainty and many questions...
Author Eckart Naumann
Organisation Trade Law Centre (TRALAC)
Publish Date 15 February 2016
An overview of AGOA’s performance, beneficiaries, renewal provisions and the status of South Africa

An overview of AGOA’s performance, beneficiaries, renewal provisions and the status of South Africa

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a piece of United States legislation, was signed into law by the then President of the United States (US) Bill Clinton on 18 May 2000. AGOA marked a significant and fundamental shift in US policy...
Author Eckart Naumann
Organisation TRALAC
Publish Date 01 September 2015
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
AGOA: Background and Reauthorization (CRS)

AGOA: Background and Reauthorization (CRS)

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a nonreciprocal trade preference program that provides duty-free treatment to U.S. imports of certain products from eligible sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. Congress first authorized...
Author Brock Williams
Organisation Congressional Research Service
Publish Date 27 May 2014
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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