TRALAC - Trade Law Centre

Industry Sectors

AGOA provides trade preferences to over 7,000 tariff lines, allowing these goods to be exported to the United States duty-free, provided that the local-processing (Rules of Origin) and other import requirements are complied with.  Some industry sectors have successfully increased exports to the United States since the inception of AGOA. This section provides a collection of industry-specific resources and research.
Apparel manufacturing

Apparel manufacturing

The African apparel manufacturing sector received a major boost in 2001 when the United States included garments in the list of products eligible for duty-free access to the United States market under AGOA. This provided not only a...

Cashew

Cashew

According to the African Cashew Initiative, 'nearly 40 % of the global cashew crop is produced by about 1.5 million small farmers in Africa'. However, cashew farmers in Africa are considered not to be well organized into associations,...

Coffee

Coffee

Coffee production is spread widely throughout Africa, with leading exporters to the United States being Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. While most African countries have experienced lower US exports in the first half of...

Foodstuff and related

Foodstuff and related

Toolkit resources relating to the export of foodstuffs and related products. Also find a link to AGOA trade data in the agriculture sector.

Textiles - 'Category 9' articles

Textiles - 'Category 9' articles

AGOA (or GSP) preferences do not ordinarily apply to textiles. However, and exception has been carved out under AGOA's textiles provisions, which allows handmade / hand loomed, ethnic printed and folklore articles to qualify for...