East Africa Trade Promotion and AGOA

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The U.S. Government is committed to supporting East Africa regional economic integration and strengthening mutually beneficial two-way trade and investment between the U.S. and Africa.  The East Africa Trade Promotion and African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) project supports the goals of the AGOA, a U.S. Trade Act that was enacted in 2000 and renewed until 2025, to provide exporters from eligible African countries with preferential access to the U.S. market.  The project also advances the U.S. Government’s Prosper Africa initiative, which seeks to unlock opportunities that increase trade and business opportunities between the U.S. and Africa, benefiting U.S. and African companies, investors, and workers.

USAID supports these goals by enhancing business-to-business linkages, standards, market access, and policy reforms coupled with removal of barriers to trade to enable a fair business enabling environment, and trade relations.  The project advances these objectives in five East African countries: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.  It also builds on activities undertaken under the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, a five-year USAID project that facilitated $599.9 million in exports to the U.S. under AGOA and $173.6 million of investment and trade finance.  The project works in partnership with over 20 private and public sector organizations that have a mandate to promote trade, targeting sectors that have high export volumes and higher growth rates. 


U.S. End Market Analysis for Footwear From East Africa

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 1:45am

Last updated: June 04, 2021