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AGOA Reauthorization passes both Houses of Congress

The United States House of Representatives passed legislation to reauthorize the African Growth and Opportunity Act  (AGOA), today.  Now that both houses of Congress have passed the legislation, the bill will go to President Obama for signature, before it becomes law.  The President is supportive of extending AGOA and is expected to sign the legislation. […]

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The 8th AGOA Forum

The 8th African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) forum will be held at Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), Nairobi from 4th to 6th 2009. The government of Kenya has established an organizing committee to help prepare for this event. The Private sector sub committee headed by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has been mandated […]

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AGOA Eligible Countries

The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act authorizes the President to designate countries as eligible to receive the benefits of AGOA if they are determined to have established, or are making continual progress toward establishing the following: market-based economies; the rule of law and political pluralism; elimination of barriers to U.S. trade and investment; protection of […]

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Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a United States Trade Act that significantly enhances U.S. market access for (currently) 39 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. The Act originally covered the 8-year period from October 2000 to September 2008, but amendments signed into law by U.S.President George Bush in July 2004 further extend AGOA to […]

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US Africa Trade on Exhibition at 8th Annual AGOA Forum

US – Africa trade is on exhibition this week at the 8th Annual Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. The Forum will bring  senior level delegations of Government including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsak;  Top US Private Sector Executives including Trevor Robertson – Vice President/Managing Director […]

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Hillary Clinton’s 7 Country Africa Tour

The Obama Administration is sending strong signals to African stakeholders that it will engage Africa and African Governments with more fervor than ever before and as equal partners. In a briefing today, Ambassador Johnnie Carson, who is the Administration’s lead man on Africa policy, said “I hope the United States is not lecturing anyone but […]

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Interview with Congressman Bobby Rush, Co-Chair of the Africa Partnership for Economic Growth Caucus (APEGc)

U. S. Congressman Bobby L. Rush is a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the first congressional district of Illinois and is one of the senior Members of the powerful  Committee on Energy and Commerce.  He is also the Chairman of the Commerce,  Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee.  Given his position and experience, he […]

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