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National AGOA Strategies

Find various national AGOA strategies here. How are countries planning to better utilise the market preferences provided under AGOA? 

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Zambia - National AGOA Strategy 2018-2025

Zambia - National AGOA Strategy 2018-2025

This AGOA Response Strategy and Work Plan for Zambia has been prepared to assist policy makers and the private sector to take advantage of opportunities offered by the AGOA facility, while consolidating export capacities at the regional level.

Author Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry - Zambia
Organisation Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry - Zambia
Publish Date 14 June 2018
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Mozambique - National AGOA Strategy

Mozambique - National AGOA Strategy

Currently Mozambique has a low level of trade with the U.S. relative to other trading partners. is Strategy is therefore designed to: a.) identify AGOA-eligible sectors and products which Mozambique could export or increase export to the U.S., b.) to provide guidance on increasing the awareness and expertise of AGOA among Mozambique’s relevant public and private stakeholders and c.) to elaborate a set of strategic actions into short-term,...

Author Speed+
Organisation Speed+
Publish Date 16 May 2018
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Togo - AGOA Strategy

Togo - AGOA Strategy

Operational action plan for the short and medium term use of AGOA 

Author Ministry of Trade and Private Sector Development
Organisation Ministry of Trade and Private Sector Development
Publish Date 31 August 2017
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Botswana - National AGOA Strategy

Botswana - National AGOA Strategy

This document was prepared following a multiple stakeholder consultation process facilitated by the Botswana Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry with assistance from the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub. The author’s views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Agency for International Development or the United States Government.

Organisation Government of Botswana
Publish Date 01 September 2017
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Mozambique - National AGOA Strategy (DRAFT)

Mozambique - National AGOA Strategy (DRAFT)

This AGOA Utilization Strategy includes 21 recommendations on improving awareness of AGOA, competitiveness of specific sectors, and exploiting the benefits granted to goods made in Mozambique for the U.S. market. Each recommendation includes identification of implementing entities as well as a recommended timeframe. As readers will note, there are a range timeframes from immediate to long term for Mozambique to better utilize AGOA and grow...

Author SPEED+
Publish Date 15 June 2017
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Ghana - National AGOA Strategy

Ghana - National AGOA Strategy

The Ghana Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) has taken the opportunity to develop a new strategic approach for utilizing Ghana’s preferential market access to the United States markets, extended by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which was renewed last year through 2025 by an act of the United States Congress. The approach has taken on board the advice offered by Brookings Institute, and the United States General...

Author Dexis Consulting Group
Publish Date 04 November 2016
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Lesotho - National AGOA Strategy

Lesotho - National AGOA Strategy

The Government of Lesotho (GoL) has decided to prepare a National AGOA Response Strategy with the overarching objective of improving and up-scaling the implementation of AGOA and establishing a diversified manufacturing sector in response to the anticipated extension of the existing AGOA agreement. After 13 years of implementation of AGOA, Lesotho has managed to establish one of the largest textile and garment manufacturing industry in...

Author Peete Molapo
Organisation UNECA / Ministry of Trade
Publish Date 01 June 2016
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Mali - National AGOA Strategy

Mali - National AGOA Strategy

La République du Mali est située au coeur de l’Afrique de l’Ouest. Avec une superficie de 1.241.238 km2, c’est un pays continental, qui partage environ 7.000 kilomètres avec 7 pays voisins. Les principaux ports d’approvisionnement du pays sont : Dakar (à 1 400 km environ de Bamako), Abidjan (à 1 200 km), Nouakchott (à 1 600 km), Conakry (à 900 km), de Lomé et de Tema (à 1973 km). L’économie malienne est essentiellement...

Author H. NIANG-Consulting and Associates
Publish Date 15 June 2016
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Tanzania - National AGOA Strategy

Tanzania - National AGOA Strategy

This strategy has identified four sectors that can be developed rapidly for the purpose of increasing Tanzanian participation in AGOA market access opportunities. First, the garments and textiles sector where harvesting low-hanging fruits in the garments subsector can generate the resources for subsequent investment in the textiles segment of the value chain. Second, the agro-processing sector, which includes horticultural products, spices and...

Author Development Alternatives Incorporated, DAI
Organisation East African Trade and Investment Hub
Publish Date 10 May 2016
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Rwanda - National AGOA Strategy

Rwanda - National AGOA Strategy

The Ministry of Trade and Industry is pleased to present the AGOA Action Plan for Rwanda, which was prepared thanks to the valuable support of the United States Agency for International Development, through the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. The document, produced in close collaboration with the MINICOM, constitutes the road map that will allow Rwanda to harness the benefits brought about by the African Growth...

Author Rwanda Ministry of Trade and Industry
Publish Date 15 April 2016
View details D Size: 13 MB
Zambia - National AGOA Strategy

Zambia - National AGOA Strategy

The team identified four areas for consideration that would assist Zambia in implementing the AGOA strategy. Governance: Zambia would benefit from establishing an AGOA Steering Committee consisting of key stakeholders from specific private sector organisations, industry associations, and government agencies. Education and Outreach: Zambia should promote opportunities for educating businesses about AGOA. With that intent, a...

Author UCLA
Organisation For: The Zambia Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry
Publish Date 04 March 2016
View details D Size: 8 MB
Madagascar - National AGOA Strategy

Madagascar - National AGOA Strategy

The objective of the AGOA strategy is to support the ability of Madagascar’s firms to successfully sell into the U.S. market, leveraging every opportunity that AGOA provides. AGOA has had a clear impact in stimulating Africa-U.S. trade. All exports, including energy-related products, from AGOA-eligible countries have grown over 300 percent, from $21.5 billion in 2000 to $86.1 billion in 2008. It has created more than 300,000 jobs, many of...

Organisation USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub
Publish Date 09 April 2015
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Burundi - National AGOA Strategy

Burundi - National AGOA Strategy

The preferential market access granted to Burundi and other African countries through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has yet to benefit to Burundi. In Sub Saharan African AGOA eligible countries, the textiles and apparel sector grew annually at an average rate of five percent since AGOA’s adoption and leading non-textile/apparel exports grew annually at as much as 23 percent between 2001-2006 and an overall rate of 12 percent...

Organisation USAID / East Africa Trade Hub
Publish Date 19 February 2014
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Ethiopia - National AGOA Strategy (DRAFT)

Ethiopia - National AGOA Strategy (DRAFT)

The Ethiopian Ministry of Trade, in cooperation with the African Trade Policy Center of the UNECA, has undertaken a grand initiative to develop a National AGOA Response Strategy to identify key supply side constraints that impede the performance of the export sector and suggest possible interventions to help overcome these constraints. 

Organisation Ethiopia Ministry of Trade / UNECA
Publish Date 25 November 2015
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Mauritius - National AGOA Strategy

Mauritius - National AGOA Strategy

The preferential market access granted to Mauritius and other African countries through the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has played a critical role in spurring Mauritius’ exports with the U.S. The textiles and apparel sector grew annually at a steady rate of 5 percent since AGOA’s adoption and leading non-textile/ apparel exports grew annually at as much as 23 percent between 2001 and 2006 and an overall rate of 12 percent...

Organisation USAID / East Africa Trade Hub
Publish Date 30 May 2013
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Kenya - National AGOA Strategy

Kenya - National AGOA Strategy

The preferential market access granted to Kenya and other African countries through the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has played a critical role in spurring Kenya’s exports with the US. This has been most dramatic in the case of the textiles and apparel sector, which grew at 44% a year in the few years after AGOA’s passage. In effect, AGOA has created an apparel industry in Kenya on a scale that the country would unlikely have...

Organisation USAID / Chemonics International
Publish Date 28 June 2012
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Guidelines on developing a national AGOA strategy

Guidelines on developing a national AGOA strategy

This report provides guidelines for developing a National AGOA Response Strategy for African countries that are designated as eligible under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). AGOA is a U.S. development effort that was promulgated into law in May 2000 and provides eligible countries in sub‐Saharan Africa with more liberal access to the U.S. market. Initially set to expire in 2008, AGOA was extended to 2015 in 2006, and efforts...

Author AU / UNECA / Africa Trade Policy Centre
Publish Date 15 June 2012
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Kenya develops new AGOA strategy

Kenya develops new AGOA strategy

Kenya will have an advantage of increasing its exports to the United States when direct flights between the two countries begin in October this year. Principal Secretary State Department of Trade Dr. Chris Kiptoo said that Kenya, which is leading in Sub-Sahara exports, considers the US as a strategic market that it is ranked number three in terms of an export destination...

19 January, 2018
Kenya: TradeHub conducts national AGOA Strategy review workshops

Kenya: TradeHub conducts national AGOA Strategy review workshops

From November 22-23, the Hub collaborated with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives to conduct stakeholder workshops on home décor and fashion accessories, textile and apparel, and coffee. Participants discussed the supply constraints that can hinder exports and developed sector action plans to mitigate those constraints. They also refined the Hub-supported...

23 November, 2017
Botswana: Government launches strategy to benefit more from AGOA

Botswana: Government launches strategy to benefit more from AGOA

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) National Response Strategy, which was developed through the assistance of the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub, will be launched at the beginning of next month. The strategy would help local businesses grow by taking advantage of AGOA provision of duty-free exports to the United States of America (USA) with the...

25 August, 2017
Ghana: Strategy document on AGOA in the offing

Ghana: Strategy document on AGOA in the offing

A strategy document aimed at helping local companies to take advantage of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is being developed.   Link to other AGOA beneficiaries' AGOA strategies AGOA is a trade preference which allows countries in Sub-Saharan Africa liberal access to the United States (US) market. The strategy, which builds on Ghana’s National...

29 July, 2017
Remarks by US Ambassador Jackson at the Ghana AGOA utilization strategy event

Remarks by US Ambassador Jackson at the Ghana AGOA utilization strategy event

Honorable Minister of Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen, Honorable Deputy Ministers,  Heads of Private Sector Associations, Media representatives, Colleagues, Distinguished guests: Good morning.  I am pleased to be here today with business leaders who are working to forge connections and strengthen commercial ties between the United States and Ghana, and...

27 July, 2017
Uganda maps out plan to raise exports

Uganda maps out plan to raise exports

The Uganda Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives last week unveiled its latest blueprint to increase exports and make locally made goods more competitive outside the country. According to a ministerial briefing paper, ‘The ultimate objective of the Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector is to significantly contribute to wealth and employment creation as well as to...

04 September, 2016