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Lesotho lobbies for AGOA's renewal - official

Lesotho lobbies for AGOA's renewal - official
Lesotho's garment sector, a key beneficiary under AGOA
Published date:
Wednesday, 06 May 2015

Lesotho’s Minister of Trade and Industry (MTI Joshua Setipa, said his Ministry is in the mission to lobby for Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) extension beyond expiration on 30th September this year.The minister has announced on Wednesday in Maseru highlighting that they have recently returned from the United States of America with the same mission.

He said Lesotho has contracted a consultant who is working tirelessly in collaboration with the Lesotho Mission in Washington to organize appointments and schedule meeting with the Senate and members of the House of Representatives of the United States, including the United State Trade Representative, the World Bank and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Contracting a consultant is one of the efforts to fast-track the lobbying and the actual renewal but securing appointment members of the House and Representatives and Senate, he said.

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