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Namibia advocates for the combination of AGOA and AFCFTA
The Minister of Industrialisation and Trade, Lucia Iipumbu said Namibia is advocating for the establishment of a nexus between the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA)
Termination of African countries from AGOA agreement: A threat or opportunity for the African economy?
On January 2024, President Joe Biden of the U.S. announced the termination of Uganda, the Central African Republic, Gabon, and Niger as the beneficiaries of the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).
Kenya keen on trade deal with US before elections, AGOA lapse
Agriculture, environment and workers’ rights took centre stage in the Kenya-US trade talks , with the former seen to push for a deal before November.
US senators introduce bill to renew AGOA through 2041
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill to renew the US trade pact with Sub-Saharan Africa ahead of its expiration next year, an aide to one of the senators said on Thursday.
SA’s AGOA deal in jeopardy after US Congressmen call for review of SA-US bilateral relationship
South Africa’s trade benefits under the African Growth Opportunity Act (Agoa) are in jeopardy after US Congressmen last week sought a full review of the bilateral relationship with South Africa.
US invests $160 million to support AfCFTA, trade facilitation
The United States (U.S.) government said it has contributed $160 million to support the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and expand trade in goods and services between the U.S. and Africa.
The USA’s removal of Uganda, Niger, Gabon and the Central Africa Republic from the AGOA has only a limited impact
The USA’s removal of Uganda, Niger, Gabon and the Central African Republic from the AGOA has only a limited impact.
US agrees preliminary deal with Africa on extending AGOA by 10 years, says Patel
The US has reached preliminary agreement with African nations to extend their preferential trade access by another decade, pending approval by Congress, South Africa’s trade minister said.
How Uganda AGOA ban impacts East Africa investments
The decision by the Biden administration to kick out Uganda from its African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) programme could have far-reaching consequences on the investment climate in the East African region.
AGOA trade program adjustments: what they could mean for US-Africa relations amid global power shifts
The United States’ recent modifications to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) signal a significant shift in its trade relations with Africa, intertwined with broader geopolitical implications and the emerging contest for influence on the continent. Experts weigh in.
US formally removes Uganda from AGOA
The United States has officially struck off Uganda and three other African countries as beneficiaries of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), effectively ending Kampala’s ability to export certain commodities to the US duty-free.
Ugandan delegation meet US gov’t officials over AGOA trade termination
Odrek Rwabwogo, Chairperson of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Exports and Industrial Development (PACEID) and Rwabwogo has urged the US government not use disproportionate force against Uganda whose values and relationship have stayed firm on multiple fronts over the years.
Biden administration to remove four African nations from AGOA
In a significant policy shift, the Biden administration has announced the removal of Niger, Gabon, the Central African Republic (CAR), and Uganda from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) effective January 2024.
AGOA – time to lock in a long-term renewal for the benefit of Africa and the US
Since May 2000, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has provided duty-free access for a broad range of products from eligible African countries to markets in the United States (US). Since the current arrangement expires in September 2025, we take this opportunity to provide an update on AGOA.
AGOA isn’t the political leverage Washington thinks it is
AGOA is not a big enough economic carrot, as Washington would have the world believe, and that poses major challenges to US foreign policy going forward.
US-Africa trade program must be more than ’symbolic,’ US trade chief says
The United States is looking for a "more useful and effective" trade programme with Africa, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Saturday, as talks are underway to update a two decade-old duty free initiative.
AGOA must not undermine African free trade, says AfCFTA secretary general
The secretary general of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Wamkele Mene, has cautioned that trade ties with the United States should not infringe on efforts to boost regional trade on the continent.
AGOA has not addressed structural issues
IN A GLOBALLY competitive post-Covid world, fractured by geopolitics and multiple wars, the Global South and Africa face increased interest from global powers.
Biden commits to making Kenya an investment beacon for Africa
The Biden administration has committed to enhancing Kenya’s investment environment to serve as a blueprint for other African nations under the ongoing bilateral trade negotiations.