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What having new US official for Africa means for the continent

What having new US official for Africa means for the...

While on a visit to Kigali, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr, the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, has introduced a new official and the role he will play on the continent. Nagy announced that Deputy Secretary of State...

13 March 2019
Possible US tariffs on car imports might mean job losses in South Africa

Possible US tariffs on car imports might mean job losses...

The decision by US president Donald Trump within the next three months on whether or not to impose tariffs on the imports of vehicles and their components will have a significant effect on SA, and could result in job losses.  US...

01 March 2019 | LINDA ENSOR
Fact sheet: The President’s trade agenda and annual report

Fact sheet: The President’s trade agenda and annual report

On March 1, 2019, the United States Trade Representative released President Trump’s 2019 Trade Policy Agenda and Annual Report, outlining how the Administration’s trade policies are benefitting American workers, contributing to the...

01 March 2019
‘Nigeria will benefit more from AGOA before scheme expires’

‘Nigeria will benefit more from AGOA before scheme...

Recently, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) under its African Growth and Opportunity Act Trade Resource Centre (AGOA-ATRC) organised a one day workshop for export ready and potential exporters in Kano. NEPC, the Federal...

16 February 2019 | Omolara Akintoy
Sierra Leone to launch its AGOA response strategy

Sierra Leone to launch its AGOA response strategy

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), an initiative of the United States Government, allows low-income countries to access the US market on very favourable trade terms.  The implementation of the new AGOA Strategy will...

11 February 2019 | Zainab Iyamide Joaque
'Trump’s Africa surprise'

'Trump’s Africa surprise'

Africa has generally ranked near the bottom of US foreign policy priorities. Historically, two-term presidents have waited until their second term to establish their legacies on the continent, and many one-term presidents have neglected...

04 February 2019 | JONATHAN GASS
Building Africa’s manufacturing strength in the textile and clothing sector

Building Africa’s manufacturing strength in the textile...

The rise of the fast fashion industry in the past few years has brought in its wake a booming trade of second-hand clothing. Today, millions of people around the world donate clothes with the understanding that they will support the...

31 January 2019 | Emanuela Gregorio
New: AGOA themed guides and infographics

New: AGOA themed guides and infographics

The AGOA.info Exporter Toolkit resources have been enhanced through the addition of brochures and infographics on AGOA-related subjects.  This includes many 'national' AGOA country brochures that provide an overview of a country's...

25 January 2019
Tanzanian home textiles firms gain insights on US market

Tanzanian home textiles firms gain insights on US market

Tanzanian textile companies received a boost to their efforts to export products to the U.S. after attending a half-day workshop hosted by the USAID Hub. Fifteen Tanzanian design enterprises learned about U.S. market opportunities on...

24 January 2019
New Ethiopia AGOA strategy in full swing

New Ethiopia AGOA strategy in full swing

The USAID Hub’s lead African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) strategy consultant is in Ethiopia this week to gather supply-side information and conduct a sector analysis for a new Ethiopia National AGOA Strategy. The Ethiopian...

17 January 2019 | USAID
Ethiopia's exports to US under AGOA increasing

Ethiopia's exports to US under AGOA increasing

Ethiopia's export under AGOA has jumped by 62 percent between October 2017 and September 2018. The country experienced the largest increase exports in the period under review, according to USAID East Africa Trade and Investment...

02 January 2019
East Africa exports to the US hit $1bn in the year to September 2018

East Africa exports to the US hit $1bn in the year to...

Exports from East African countries to the US reached about $1 billion between October 2017 and September 2018, a 17 per cent increase from the same period the previous year. The United States Agency for International Development’s...

31 December 2018 | KENNEDY SENELWA
The Trump administration’s Africa strategy: Primacy or partnership?

The Trump administration’s Africa strategy: Primacy or...

Last week, the Trump administration launched an Africa policy that seeks both primacy and partnership on the continent. The administration’s efforts at partnership, especially as it relates to promoting U.S. business on the continent,...

20 December 2018 | Witney Schneidman and Landry Signé
'Bolton rolls out Trump’s Africa policy to grim reception, but I’m reserving judgment'

'Bolton rolls out Trump’s Africa policy to grim...

If you care about Africa or work on the continent, the equivalent of Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket last week was an invitation from the Heritage Foundation for the unveiling of the Trump Administration’s New Africa Strategy...

18 December 2018 | K. RIVA LEVINSON
Advisor Ambassador John Bolton on the the Trump administration’s new Africa strategy

Advisor Ambassador John Bolton on the the Trump...

As delivered on December 13, 2018. Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C. Well, Kim, thanks very much, and thanks to you and Kay for inviting me here. I’m delighted again to be here at the Heritage, an institution that really has...

13 December 2018
President Trump’s Africa strategy advances prosperity, security, and stability [incl. Factsheet]

President Trump’s Africa strategy advances prosperity,...

Remarks by National Security Advisor Ambassador John R. Bolton on the Trump Administration’s New Africa Strategy I’m delighted again to be here at the Heritage, an institution that really has contributed so much to the public policy...

13 December 2018
'Here's why the used clothing trade deserves more attention'

'Here's why the used clothing trade deserves more attention'

While friction over the ban of used clothing exports from the US to East Africa seems to have come to an end, some fundamental issues still remain, according to Shannon Brady and Sheng Lu from the University of Delaware. Their latest...

11 December 2018 | Shannon Brady and Dr Sheng Lu
Telephonic press briefing with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs

Telephonic press briefing with Assistant Secretary of...

MEDIA ADVISORY | December 6, 2018  Telephonic Press Briefing with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. EVENT Please join us on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 11:30 UTC|...

03 December 2018
Uganda's plan for more trade under AGOA

Uganda's plan for more trade under AGOA

Uganda is working on a plan to increase its exports to the US through the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) in the next five years. Under Agoa, a US trade legislation enacted in May 2000, sub-Saharan African countries export more...

28 November 2018
Nigeria: Federal government unfolds AGOA strategy on exporting products – official

Nigeria: Federal government unfolds AGOA strategy on...

The Federal Government has begun the implementation strategy to ensure that non-oil products are duly accepted in the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. The products that are being considered for export under AGOA include...

23 November 2018
Nigeria: How exporters can benefit from AGOA

Nigeria: How exporters can benefit from AGOA

Mr. Babatunde Faleke is the Regional Coordinator, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Lagos. In this interview with ABIBAT AMINU he speaks on opportunities open to Nigerian exporters, especially under the African Growth and...

09 November 2018 | ABIBAT AMINU
US to end trade benefits for Mauritania over forced labour

US to end trade benefits for Mauritania over forced labour

President Donald Trump said the United States will revoke Mauritania’s preferred trade status in January because of its failure to make progress on human rights – namely, slavery. The West African nation will no longer be eligible...

03 November 2018
South Africa's champion in the US, Congressman Ed Royce, takes a bow

South Africa's champion in the US, Congressman Ed Royce,...

The outgoing chairman of the US House Foreign Relations Committee is doing South Africa one more favour before he lays down the gavel.   US Congressman Ed Royce has been South Africa’s champion in America since he met Madiba...

01 November 2018 | Peter Fabricius
Kenya: US Ambassador Godec’s remarks on direct flight launch between Nairobi and New York

Kenya: US Ambassador Godec’s remarks on direct flight...

Waheshimiwa, mabibi na mabwana, hamjambo! Habari za jioni? This is an historic day for Kenya and the United States!  And I am very glad to be here to share it with you.  If there’s one phrase that sums up today, it has to...

28 October 2018
Ghana Chamber to build capacity of businesses to utilise opportunities in AGOA

Ghana Chamber to build capacity of businesses to utilise...

The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its partners are working together to increase Ghana's utilisation of African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). AGOA accords sub Saharan African countries the opportunity to export...

24 October 2018