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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Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica. AGOA has madagascaar in limited successes in some countries. 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.

South Africa, Madagascar AGOA Eligible ()

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. AGOA is a U. Rosa Whitakerwho served as the first ever Assistant U. 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.

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.

Supporting Madagascar to Benefit from African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Exports

Declared ineligible inrestored December 22, The United States took steps to normalize relations with Madagascar, lifted all coup-related restrictions on direct assistance to the Malagasy government, and invited President Hery Rajaonarimampianina to attend the U.


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Kenya and Mauritius were designated earlier this year. Thus, fabrics and yarns must be US or sub-Saharan Madagascae origin to qualify for eligibility. 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 well.

African Growth and Opportunity Act – Wikipedia

The program offers incentives to sub-Saharan African countries for undertaking difficult political and economic reforms that promote long-term growth and development. After an extensive review, including through a USTR-led interagency trip in April, the United Madxgascar Government concluded that Swaziland had not demonstrated progress on the protection of internationally recognized worker rights. Notify me of new posts via email.

Eritrea and Central African Republic were declared ineligible Madwgascar 31, Restored October 25, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In comparison, the regular AGOA rules of origin more restrictively require that apparel qualify for duty-free treatment must meet one of the following conditions: Trade Representative Michael Froman.

President Obama removes Swaziland, reinstates Madagascar for AGOA Benefits

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 afoa US market. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.


Guinea Bissau’s eligibility restored December 23, The purpose of this legislation is to assist the economies of sub-Saharan Africa and to improve economic relations between the United States and the region. However, the dismantling of the Multi Fibre Agreement ‘s world quota regime for textile and apparel trade in January reversed some of the gains made in the African textile industry due to increased competition from developing nations outside of Africa, particularly China.

Imports may exceed this level, but such imports will be subject to the normal applicable duties. Ethiopia and Tanzania experienced the fastest growth rates during the period— We hope to continue our engagement with the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland on steps it can take so that worker and civil society groups can freely associate and assemble and AGOA eligibility can be restored.

This site contains PDF documents. The International Trade AdministrationU. The United States has taken steps to normalize relations with Madagascar, lifted all coup-related restrictions on direct assistance to the Malagasy government, and invited President Rajaonarimampianina to attend the U.

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June Press Office Week Ahead: Retrieved from ” https: The legislation was reviewed again inand was renewed.