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US exports of worn clothing to AGOA countries: a selection of DATA

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

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 led the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), in consultation with the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), recently announcing the initiation of an out-of-cycle review of the eligibility of the Republic of Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania, and Republic of Uganda to receive benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in response to a petition.

The text of the announcement, along with relevant dates of hearings and the filing of submissions, can be viewed at the following link

In this feature, data for the United States' 'total exports' of 'worn clothing' is provided. The last chart shows, for comparative purposes, apparel exports by AGOA beneficiary countries to the United States. 

The data is sourced from the United States International Trade Commission. 

To view individual countries' data in the charts, please activate/de-activate the data by clicking on the country name in the respective legend below each chart. 

 

 

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