President Obama reinstated Madagascar’s AGOA eligibility in June , after nearly five years of AGOA suspension following the coup in. Soamiely Andriamananjara and Amadou Sy study the impact of the suspension of Madagascar’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Impediments to increased AGOA-export and intra-regional trade. .. The Malagasy economy has progressively resumed with growth after the crisis, although.

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President Obama removes Swaziland, reinstates Madagascar for AGOA Benefits

Introduced in the House as H. The new law simplifies the AGOA rules of origin; madagxscar the president the ability to withdraw, suspend or limit benefits madagasacr than just terminate eligibility if designated AGOA countries do not comply with the eligibility criteria; adds notification and reporting requirements; and improves transparency and participation in the AGOA review process.

The Act’s apparel special provision, which permits lesser-developed countries to use foreign fabric for their garment exports, was to expire in September Skip to content A newly released report by the U. We are hopeful that Madagascar will take advantage of AGOA’s potential to create employment, expand bilateral trade and contribute to the economic well-being, security and health of its people,” said U.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Ethiopia and Tanzania experienced the fastest growth rates during the period— In addition to growth in the textile and apparel industry, some AGOA countries have begun to export new products to the United States, such as cut flowershorticultural products, automotive components and steel.

Swaziland began benefiting from the program inwhen the Swazi government voluntarily accepted the AGOA eligibility criteria, which include respect for the rule of law, poverty reduction, combating corruption, respect for worker rights and human rights, child labor protections and market openness.

Without duty-free access to the United States, the average duty rate for U.

You are commenting using your WordPress. June 30 – July 4 Statement by Deputy U. Swaziland and The Gambia’s eligibility status was restored December 22, Maagascar, nearly all Thus, fabrics and yarns must be US or sub-Saharan African origin to qualify for eligibility.

General Country Eligibility Provisions

Bush and William J. Guinea Bissau’s eligibility restored December 23, The International Trade MadagascadU. About Business Alert – US. Department of Commercemanages this global trade site to provide access to ITA information on promoting trade and investment, strengthening the competitiveness of U. Hand-loomed, handmade or folkloric mqdagascar. Strategic Partnerships of the African Union. Sources indicate that Lesotho, Malawi, Ethiopia and Botswana are likely to be the next countries granted designation.

Kenya and Mauritius were designated earlier this year. Below is a table listing AGOA eligible countries, the effective date of their eligibility, and the effective date of their eligibility for AGOA apparel benefits if applicable. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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However, legislation passed by Congress in December extended it throughand later to as part of the general AGOA extension in June Read the original article on State Department. Notify me of new posts via email.

AGOA is a U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is also subject to the aoa fabric tariff preference level of , m2 equivalent. The legislation was reviewed again inand was renewed. After an extensive review that included a USTR-led interagency trip in April, the United States concluded that Swaziland had not demonstrated progress on protecting internationally recognized worker rights. Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from July All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Articles with unsourced statements from August Wikipedia articles with LCCN identifiers Wikipedia articles with VIAF identifiers Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers.

In Decemberfor example, Guinea, Madagascar, and Niger were all removed from the list of eligible countries; by Octoberthough, eligibility was restored to Guinea and Niger, and by Juneto Madagascar as avoa. AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing and distributing news and information items daily from over African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public.

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Last but not the least, the USITC report suggests that Kenya, Madagascar, and Ethiopia may have the most potential for apparel export growth in the future.

This site contains PDF documents. Agricultural products are a promising area for AGOA trade; however much work needs to be done to assist African countries in meeting U. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This designation entitles certain qualifying apparel duty-free access to the US market. AGOA has resulted in limited successes in some countries. Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe. A newly released report by the U. The program offers incentives to sub-Saharan African countries for undertaking difficult political and economic reforms that promote long-term growth and development.

AGOA is a U.

Issue 5, 12 March. Orders from African manufacturers stabilised somewhat after the imposition of certain safeguard measures [ which? AllAfrica publishes around reports a day from more than news organizations and over other institutions and individualsrepresenting a diversity of positions on every topic.