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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Some factories shut down in Lesothowhere most of the growth occurred. Some analysts predict that Lesotho may be designated as eligible for the apparel provision later this month. The International Trade AdministrationU.

Madagacsar Whitakerwho served as the first ever Assistant U. Declared ineligible inrestored December 22, While Nigeria and Angola are the largest exporters under AGOA, other countries, particularly South Africa’s have been more diverse and unlike the former are not mainly concentrated in the energy sector. However, legislation passed by Congress in December extended it throughand later to as part of the general AGOA extension in June Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.

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AGOA is a U. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Sourcing Strategy of Leading U. The United States took steps to normalize relations with Madagascar, lifted all coup-related restrictions on direct assistance madagascae the Malagasy government, and invited President Hery Rajaonarimampianina to attend the U.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica. Successful elections in late led to the formation of Madagascar’s first democratic government since the coup.

One of its goals is to support kadagascar African economic development through trade and investment. Notably, nearly all Department of Commercemanages this global trade site to provide access to ITA information on promoting trade and investment, strengthening the competitiveness of U.

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In particular, Swaziland has failed to make continual progress in protecting freedom of association and the right to organize. Clinton took the final lead in developing and implementing the African Growth and Opportunity Act AGOA following nearly a decade of leadership maadgascar the part of activists such as Paul Speck at Environmental and Energy Institute, and lawmakers, including Congressman Jim McDermott a former Foreign Service medical officer based in Zaire and Senator John Kerry, both senior lawmakers in the area of international trade.

These AGOA designations signal that these countries have adopted madagascr effective visa system and taken steps to protect against potential illegal transhipment.

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The new law simplifies the AGOA rules of origin; gives the president the ability to withdraw, suspend or limit benefits rather 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.

It has since been extended by 10 years from to After an extensive review, including through a USTR-led interagency trip in April, the United States Government concluded that Swaziland had not demonstrated progress on the protection of internationally recognized worker rights.

These criteria have been embraced overwhelmingly by the vast majority of African nations, which are striving to achieve the objectives although none is expected to have fully implemented the entire list.

AGOA Eligibility

Hand-loomed, handmade or folkloric articles. August Learn madaascar and when to remove this template message. Agricultural ahoa are a promising area for AGOA trade; however much work needs to be done to assist African countries in meeting U. Declared ineligible December 31, and reinstated December 15, An Act to authorize a new trade and investment policy for sub-Saharan Africa, expand trade benefits to the countries in the Caribbean Basin, renew the generalized system of preferences, and reauthorize the trade adjustment assistance programs.


Thus, fabrics and yarns must be US or sub-Saharan African origin to qualify for eligibility. As a result, apparel made in Madagascar from any third-party fabric, such as fabric made in Hong Kong, will be eligible for the duty-free access to the US market.

Trade Representative Michael Froman. You are commenting using your WordPress. Madagascar were evidenced by the sharp decline in its apparel exports to the U. Notably, AGOA expanded market access for textile and apparel goods into the United States mwdagascar eligible countries, though many other goods are also included. Read the original article madaascar State Department.

Madagascar: Obama Reinstates Madagascar for Agoa Benefits, Removes Swaziland

Eritrea and Central African Republic were declared ineligible December 31, Ethiopia and Tanzania experienced maddagascar fastest growth rates during the period— The proclamation was the result of a public comment period and extensive interagency deliberations of each country’s performance against the eligibility criteria established in the Act.

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