Tag Archives: African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA)

Top 5 Trade Policies to Follow in 2015: An Update

In January, I highlighted five key U.S. trade policies to watch this year. A little more than half way through the year, there have been a number of significant advancements. In other policies mentioned, progress has been slow. These trade … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, European Union, Free Trade Agreements, International Trade, Latin America and the Caribbean, White House | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dr. Jackson Pushes for AGOA Renewal at Summit on Africa

The African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) is an important U.S. law signed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in 2000. AGOA is set to expire in 2015. At the African Growth and Economic Development Summit at USC earlier this month, I encouraged everyone interested in … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, International Trade | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

African market assists U.S. businesses, more can be done in US trade policy

On Monday, the Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis said in an interview with Reuters, Trade and investment is a critical component of the president’s vision for the next five years of US policy towards sub-Saharan Africa. President Barack Obama … Continue reading

More Galleries | 3 Comments

U.S. Congress renews important legislation governing U.S. trade with African countries

Last week, a significant piece of legislation was passed in both the House and Senate that governs U.S. trade with the Sub-Saharan African region. However, it received minimal media attention, especially when compared to news within the past year emphasizing … Continue reading

More Galleries | 1 Comment

From AGOA to FTA?

The 10th annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum is scheduled for this week, June 9-10, in Zambia. The forum will emphasize enhancing Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) trade competitiveness and deepening regional integration. Additionally, AGOA, a unilateral initiative, is set to expire … Continue reading

More Galleries | 1 Comment