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U.S. - African Trade: AGOA 11 Years Out, 4 to Go

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) became law in May, 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives (tariff exemptions, e.g.) for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets. AGOA, which has been amended three times, expires in 2015 and a key provision on fabric imports expires next year unless extended by Congress.

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Nov. 30, 2011
12:00pm – 1:30pm
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U.S. - African Trade: AGOA 11 Years Out, 4 to Go

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) became law in May, 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives (tariff exemptions, e.g.) for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets. AGOA, which has been amended three times, expires in 2015 and a key provision on fabric imports expires next year unless extended by Congress.

Please join the SID-Washington Africa Workgroup for a discussion that will examine the results of AGOA to date in achieving its objectives and the prospects for continued growth of trade between the U.S. and Africa. Panelists will include representatives from the Corporate Council for Africa, USTDA, USTA, the private sector and USAID.

 

 

Speakers:

 

Jeff Malick, Senior Program Officer, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau of Africa, USAID

 

Paul Alvaro Marin, Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, USTDA

 

Tim McCoy, Vice President, Business Development; Director, U.S.-Africa Business Center, Corporate Council on Africa

 

Moderator:

 

Steve McDonald, Director, Africa Program, The Wilson Center for International Scholars

Workgroup Co-Chairs:

 

Jocelyn Rowe, Principal, Rowe Global Consulting; Co-Chair, SID-Washington Africa Workgroup

 

Steve Giddings, International Development Consulting Services

 

 

When: November 30, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: InterAction, 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 210, Washington, D.C.

 

For more information:

Contact: Jordana Fraider

Phone: (202) 884-8590

Email:  events@sidw.org

 

Register for this event: RSVP for the Africa Workgroup Event, November 30, 2011

 

 

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Africa Program

The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.–Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our blog Africa Up Close, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations.    Read more

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