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.
More about AGOA
- AGOA at a Glance, article by Michael Carr and Christopher Wood.
- Hubs without Spokes: Building a more inclusive AGOA, article by Christopher Wood.
- Making AGOA Work for Africa, SAIIA policy briefing by Christopher Wood.
- Three Scenarios for the Future of AGOA, article by Christopher Wood.