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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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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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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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Notice of Joint Subcommittee Hearing

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection and the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health will hold a joint hearing on “U.S. – Africa Trade Relations: Creating a Platform for Economic Growth” on Wednesday June 24, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C.

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