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Preference programs turn prime picks for duty free trade

Preference programs turn prime picks for duty free trade

Up in the air seems to be the modus operandi for US trade deals, and the fact that the country’s trade deals have either been withdrawn from or are under scrutiny for renegotiation, has many in the sector seeking duty free...

20 July 2017 | Tara Donaldson
US exports of worn clothing to AGOA countries: a selection of DATA

US exports of worn clothing to AGOA countries: a...

The decision by some countries, notably in East Africa, to consider a ban on the importation of worn clothing has elicited strong responses. A portion of imports of such worn clothing originates in the United States. This has...

19 July 2017
Sierra Leone News: Private sector yet to benefit from AGOA trade

Sierra Leone News: Private sector yet to benefit from...

Since the African Growth an Opportunity Act (AGOA) was launched by United States Government 17-years ago to promote industrialization, Sierra Leonean based companies are yet to export their produce to the US market due lack of proper...

18 July 2017 | Saidu Bah
AGOA at risk in East African war over used clothes

AGOA at risk in East African war over used clothes

Among optimists, the proposal by East African Community (EAC) member states to ban the importation of used clothes by 2019 is great because it could spark the growth of a local textile industry in the bloc. But pessimists say the move...

18 July 2017 | ISAAC KHISA
Africa's rise poses threat to Bangladesh's apparel exports

Africa's rise poses threat to Bangladesh's apparel exports

The upward trend of garment exports from Africa, thanks in part to Bangladeshi investors, poses a threat to Bangladesh's second position in the global apparel trade. In 2016, garment exports from 39 sub-Saharan nations stood at $2.6...

18 July 2017 | Ullah Mirdha
EAC officials oppose US bid to review AGOA trade deal over used-clothing ban

EAC officials oppose US bid to review AGOA trade deal...

Senior officials from Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda argued in Washington on Thursday that their collective phase-out of used clothing (mitumba) imports should not result in any loss of benefits from a US preferential trade programme. The...

14 July 2017
The US and Togo to co-host the 2017 AGOA Forum in Lomé, Togo

The US and Togo to co-host the 2017 AGOA Forum in Lomé,...

The United States and Togo will co-host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Lomé, Togo August 8-10. The Forum will bring together senior government officials from the United States and 38 Sub-Saharan African...

14 July 2017