USTR - African Growth and Opportunity Act
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African Growth and Opportunity Act
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is the cornerstone of the Bush Administration’s trade and investment policy toward sub-Saharan Africa, which is promoting free markets, expanding U.S.-African trade and investment, stimulating economic growth, and facilitating sub-Saharan Africa’s integration into the global economy.  As a result of AGOA, substantially all imports from sub-Saharan Africa are eligible to enter the United States duty-free. In 2003, over 95 percent of U.S. imports from AGOA eligible countries entered duty-free.

The United States is sub-Saharan Africa’s largest single country export market, accounting for 20 percent of the region’s total exports in 2002. AGOA has helped to bolster U.S.-sub-Saharan trade and investment. Total trade between the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa was just under $33 billion in 2003, with U.S. exports of almost $7 billion and imports of $25.6 billion.

President Bush Signs AGOA on July 13, 2004
Selection Remarks by President Bush
Selection View President's Press Conference
Selection Text of H.R. 4103
Selection USTR Statement on AGOA Extension
Selection Transcript of AUSTR Florie B. Liser's Online Chat with the White House
Selection Successes of AGOA
Selection AGOA Extension
Selection 06/17/2004 Transcript with Kenyan Minister Kituyi
 
Items in the Document Library
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AGOA Reports
Selection AGOA 2008 Report
Selection AGOA 2007 Report
Selection AGOA 2006 Report
Selection 2005 African Growth and Opportunity Act Competitiveness Report
Selection AGOA 2005 Report
Selection AGOA 2004 Report
Selection AGOA 2003 Report
Selection AGOA 2002 Report
Selection AGOA 2001 Report
Selection AGOA Implementation Guide