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AGOA Forum 2019 Preview Briefing - July 23, 2019

AGOA Forum 2019 Preview Briefing - July 23, 2019

Media Advisory | July 23 Briefing with Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs and Constance Hamilton Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa. EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, July 23...

19 July 2019
US to deepen partnership with Namibia

US to deepen partnership with Namibia

The United States is working closely with Namibia to realise further growth in trade and investment between the two countries. United States (US) ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson at a media briefing on Friday said her government is...

15 July 2019 | Charmaine Ngatjiheue
African Union high-powered delegation to attend US-Africa business conference in the US

African Union high-powered delegation to attend US-Africa...

Following a successful launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at the 12th Extraordinary Summit in Naimey, Niger, the African Union (AU) is set to send a high-powered delegation to the 2nd edition of...

10 July 2019 | Olukorede Yishau
Ghana: AMCHAM commended for contribution to economy, celebrates 30 years of existence

Ghana: AMCHAM commended for contribution to economy,...

The American Chamber of Commerce-Ghana (AMCHAM) has received commendation for the good work it is doing for its members and for the economy. In an interview, as part of a special supplement to commemorate the 30th anniversary of AMCHAM,...

04 July 2019
US begins AGOA eligibility review

US begins AGOA eligibility review

The annual review of the eligibility of sub-Saharan African countries to receive benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is now underway. In a notice published to the Federal Register last week, the Office of the US...

02 July 2019
Reason for optimism in Trump's 'Prosper Africa' policy

Reason for optimism in Trump's 'Prosper Africa' policy

When I entered the Joaquim Chissano International Conference center in Maputo, Mozambique, on 19 June for the opening of the Corporate Council on Africa’s (CCA) summit and the roll-out of the Trump administration’s Prosper Africa...

01 July 2019 | K. RIVA LEVINSON
How US’s Prosper Africa plan can benefit businesses on the continent

How US’s Prosper Africa plan can benefit businesses on...

In my visit to Mozambique and SA last week I stressed with government and business leaders that the US wants to be Africa’s trade and investment partner. Together with my colleagues from across the US government, including the commerce...

28 June 2019 | Tibor Nagy
Annual review of country eligibility for benefits under the AGOA for 2020

Annual review of country eligibility for benefits under...

Notice of initiation of review, public hearing, and request for comments. Download the Notice HERE. Summary: The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is announcing the initiation of the annual review of the eligibility of the...

27 June 2019 | United States Trade Representative
Opinion: US economic intervention into Africa

Opinion: US economic intervention into Africa

US deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen on Wednesday announced at the opening ceremony of the U.S.-Africa Business Summit on Wednesday in Maputo, that the Trump administration message to Africa is simple and blunt:” Choose the United...

27 June 2019 | CHRIS HARMSE
Prosper Africa’s partial answer to promoting US trade and investment

Prosper Africa’s partial answer to promoting US trade...

Commerce Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley last week unveiled the Trump administration's signature initiative “Prosper Africa.” Building on National Security Adviser John Bolton’s remarks in December 2018, she outlined...

26 June 2019 | Judd Devermont
Can Trump’s Prosper Africa make America greater than China and other partners in Africa?

Can Trump’s Prosper Africa make America greater than...

The official launch of the Trump Administration’s Prosper Africa program at the Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Mozambique on June 19 comes after months of policy talk about ramping up trade and...

26 June 2019 | Landry Signé and Eric Olander
Remarks: The enduring partnership between the United States and South Africa

Remarks: The enduring partnership between the United...

REMARKS by TIBOR P. NAGY, JR., ASSISTANT SECRETARY, BUREAU OF AFRICAN AFFAIRS, UNIVERSITY OF THE WITSWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA As Prepared Thank you Deputy Vice Chancellor Vilakazi for the introduction.  I’m...

21 June 2019
USAID Mark Green's remarks on Prosper Africa at the CCA conference

USAID Mark Green's remarks on Prosper Africa at the CCA...

For Immediate Release, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Office of Press Relations, Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center, Maputo, Mozambique ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Thank...

19 June 2019
Trump administration unveils its new Africa strategy — with wins and snags

Trump administration unveils its new Africa strategy —...

The Trump administration’s message to Africa has been blunt: Choose the United States over China and Russia.  Officials announced the details of that policy challenge Wednesday in the southern African nation of...

19 June 2019 | Danielle Paquette
Africa's growth triggers new US-led initiative: Prosper Africa

Africa's growth triggers new US-led initiative: Prosper...

Prosper Africa, a US Government initiative, was rolled out at the US-Africa Business Summit held in June in the Mozambican capital, Maputo. This new initiative aims to double US-Africa trade and investment through the articulation of a...

19 June 2019 | Raju Jaddoo
Nigeria: Take advantage of AGOA textile visa stamp, NEPC tasks garment manufacturers

Nigeria: Take advantage of AGOA textile visa stamp, NEPC...

Executive Director of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Mr. Olusegun Awolowo has charged garment manufacturers to take full advantage of the recently launched AGOA Visa Stamp in Lagos. According to him, the exporters in the...

18 June 2019
AGOA textile visa stamp will benefit Nigerians

AGOA textile visa stamp will benefit Nigerians

Recently, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) AGOA Trade Resource Centre, Lagos, unveiled the AGOA Textile Visa Stamp. The Textile Visa Stamp, according to the NEPC, would enable garment manufacturers in Nigeria to have tariff...

21 May 2019
Ugandan exporters sensitized on export requirements to benefit from AGOA

Ugandan exporters sensitized on export requirements to...

The USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) partnered with the Uganda Parliament Speaker’s Office, the AGOA Country Response Office and AGOA Exporters Association, to conduct the Uganda Parliamentary AGOA Sensitization...

16 May 2019
Uganda parliamentary speaker rallies public to attend local AGOA expo

Uganda parliamentary speaker rallies public to attend...

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has highlighted that more needs to be done in creating awareness about the opportunities provided by the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA). AGOA is a United States Trade Act, enacted on 18...

11 May 2019 | NIXON SEGAWA
South African firms to showcase their capabilities in the USA

South African firms to showcase their capabilities in the...

A South African delegation from the steel and fabrication; engineering and services; electro technical and services; and oil and gas sectors has arrived in Houston, Texas in the United States of America (USA) where they are showcasing...

08 May 2019
Kenya seeks to forge close security ties with US

Kenya seeks to forge close security ties with US

Kenya and the United States will continue to cooperate on security in the region, even as both sides focus on advancing economic ties. Ahead of the first Bilateral Strategic Dialogue in Washington on Tuesday, Kenyan government officials...

07 May 2019 | AGGREY MUTAMBO
Kenyan EPZ companies make Sh77.2 billion in sales

Kenyan EPZ companies make Sh77.2 billion in sales

Kenya’s Export Processing Zone-based (EPZ) companies raked in Sh77.2 billion in sales last year, being a 14.7 percent growth compared to Sh67.3 billion realised in 2017. Newly released official data shows that exports, which formed...

06 May 2019 | JAMES KARIUKI
Kenyan exports to the US under AGOA rose by 25% in 2018

Kenyan exports to the US under AGOA rose by 25% in 2018

Kenyan exports to the USA in the framework of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) rose by 25.8% in 2018, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) announced in a recent report. In the report, the KNBS indicates that these...

30 April 2019 | Moutiou Adjibi Nourou
Uganda crafts strategy to maximise potential of its apparel sector

Uganda crafts strategy to maximise potential of its...

Uganda is crafting a new strategy to revamp its cotton, textiles and apparel sector as part of efforts to tap into the booming global textiles and apparels market. The plans dovetail with similar efforts to refocus the under-exploited...

29 April 2019 | Michael Wakabi
Liberia Chamber of Commerce, USAID, conduct AGOA awareness seminar for the public sector

Liberia Chamber of Commerce, USAID, conduct AGOA...

The Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID,) West Africa ASSESS Project aimed covering the AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act) benefits, product...

17 April 2019 | David Yates