TRALAC - Trade Law Centre

Zambia's Agro Products still out of AGOA

Tuesday, 21 September 2004

Source: Business Day (Johannesburg)

New data to June show significant year-on-year gains in African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) exports from African countries to the US, states the Trade Law Centre of Southern Africa (Tralac).

The 75% increase is due largely to strong growth in the energy sector.

Significant export growth was also recorded in the minerals and metals sector (48%) and textiles (36%), while transport sector exports are down 12%.

The proportion of agricultural exports (in relation to total agricultural exports from beneficiary countries) to enter the US market under Agoa has risen only marginally to 14,9%, while the proportion in the textiles and apparel sector now stands at 88,7% of total sector exports.

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