SAIIA #CoffeeAmbush 1: What’s the deal with AGOA?

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Negotiations for an extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) have been in the headlines recently, as the Act’s September 2015 expiration deadline looms. This non-reciprocal trade preference programme provides duty-free access to the US market for certain products from eligible sub-Saharan African countries.

We ambushed SAIIA researcher Chris Wood in the SAIIA kitchen, and asked him for a 90-second breakdown of the deal negotiations and their impact on Africa.

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17 Mar 2015

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USA

SAIIA Programme

Economic Diplomacy

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AGOA, Christopher Wood

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