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.





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




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



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