20th AGOA Forum 2023 (Johannesburg, South Africa) | 2 - 4 November




The theme of this year’s Forum is Partnering to Build a Resilient, Sustainable, and Inclusive AGOA to Support Economic Development, Industrialization and Quality Job Creation.





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General links

Private Sector Trade Expo (Link)  

South African government media release on the private sector trade expo (LINK)

 Brochure and exhibitor information on the private sector trade expo [LINK]

 Invitation link to the B2B Sourcing and Matchmaking [LINK]

 AGOA Forum document downloads section - also follow link in drop-down menu (LINK)

 AGOA Forum 2023 - Agenda - DRAFT (20 October 2023)  (LINK)

 Links to previous Forums can be found at the bottom of this page (e.g. Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire


Registration links

Private Sector Forum Registration (Link)  

 B2B Registration link for the private sector trade expo [LINK]

 Media accreditation  [LINK]


Private Sector Forum

Corporate Council on Africa in collaboration with the South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, AMCHAM South Africa, BBC, BLSA, BUSA, and the U.S. Government

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 09:00am - 5:30pm, Johannesburg Expo Center, Nasrec Rd, Rand Show Rd, Nasrec

Private Sector Forum Registration (Link)  

 Private Sector DRAFT Agenda 25 October  [LINK]



Organised Labour Forum

An Organised Labour forum takes place concurrently with the private sector and ministerial forums, at the same venue. 

 AGOA Labour Forum 2023 Readout (Link 




 Venue: NASREC, Johannesburg

 Venue for the Trade Show: Johannesburg Expo Center 


Media briefings and media releases

Media briefing with South African Minister of Trade 26 October 2023 [LINK]

Media briefing with USTR and Department of State officials 26 October 2023 [LINK]

Media releases / statements  [see documents further below]



Selected background material:

Visit other sections of this site for comprehensive background material, including: AGOA newsweb resourcescountry eligibility, individual country trade profiles, the AGOA products databasegeneral and apparel rules of origin, the document download archives - legalgeneralreportsannual reviews etc.), as well as a range of infographic-type brochures that can be downloaded from the Infographics section


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