African Growth and Opportunity Act

Apparel and Textile Preferences The Act : Lifts all existing quotas on textiles and apparel products from sub - Saharan ... Extends duty / quota free U.S. market access for sub - Saharan African apparel made from yarns and fabrics not ...


Author: United States. Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600213898

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 131

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The African Growth and Opportunity Act offers a wide variety of benefits to businesses, workers, manufacturers, and farmers in eligible countries. It is important to remember that the Act can only offer opportunities. African countries are encouraged to seize the opportunities provided in the Act and to create enabling environments to strengthen prospects for expanded trade and investment. This new book focuses on the Act's trade preference benefits. The Guide is divided into 10 Chapters. Chapter 2 provides answers to frequently asked questions such as 'How can I determine whether the products I manufacture and want to export could benefit from the Act?'. Other chapters contain information on the specific trade benefits available and on the eligibility criteria that must be met for a country to receive these benefits. Chapter 8 provides a brief summary of other provisions of the Act and Chapter 10 provides a time line of key dates. Information on general US agricultural market access is provided in Chapter 9.

African Growth and Opportunity Act

Lesotho and Swaziland each lie entirely within South Africa's borders . They are small countries and each is considerably poorer than South Africa . Each country has an apparel and textile industry , and in each country workers ' rights ...


Author: United States


ISBN: PSU:000043074129

Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 124

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AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004

Thus , the three - year provision in H.R. 4103 is designed to provide a pragmatic approach that balances the needs of the sub - Saharan African countries , both fabric and apparel makers . Section 7 ( b ) ( 3 ) clarifies the use of ...


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means


ISBN: PURD:32754075440846

Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 33

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The African Growth and Opportunity Act

What would the effect be on African apparel production if the third country fabric provision is not extended in this bill ? Ms. LISER . Well , I think we are all afraid to even think about it . We have already started to see some of the ...


Author: United States


ISBN: PURD:32754076881188

Category: Africa

Page: 41

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2003 comprehensive report on U S trade and investment policy toward Sub Saharan Africa

Original AGOA Apparel and Textile Benefits * Lifts all existing quotas on eligible textile and apparel articles from ... Extends duty - free and quota - free U.S. market access for sub - Saharan African apparel made in eligible sub ...


Author: United States. President (2001-2009 : Bush)


ISBN: PURD:32754077071672

Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 134

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Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2009 Global

The apparel industry is another sector in which production is increasingly distributed across low-income countries by buyers searching for cheaper labor. As a result of Africa's preferential access to foreign markets, a significant ...


Author: Justin Yifu Lin

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821380591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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'ABCDE 2009 Global' presents selected papers from the ABCDE meetings, held June 9-11, 2008 in Cape Town South Africa. This volume presents papers on Trade and Investment; Migration, Remittances, and Transition from Foreign Aid; Higher Education and High-tech Industries; Human Development; and Political Economy.

African Apparel

Director's foreword / Ena Heller -- Curator's acknowledgements / MacKenzie Moon Ryan -- Conversation between collector and curator / Norma Canelas Roth '65 and MacKenzie Moon Ryan -- African apparel : threaded transformations across the ...


Author: Mackenzie Moon Ryan

Publisher: Scala Arts Publishers Incorporated

ISBN: 1785512633

Category: Africa

Page: 112

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Published in conjunction with the exhibition at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, January 18 - May 15, 2020.

U S Africa Trade

Options for Congressional Consideration to Improve Textile and Apparel Sector Competitiveness Under the African Growth and Opportunities Act Loren Yager. structures but that working with the private sector also was important.


Author: Loren Yager

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437920772


Page: 47

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Sub-Saharan Africa's (SSA) textile and apparel industry has not achieved the growth anticipated under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). This report identifies changes to U.S. trade preference programs "to provide incentives to increase investment and other measures necessary to improve the competitiveness of [SSA] beneficiary countries in the production of yarns, fabric, and other textile and apparel inputs." This report provides Congress a range of options put forward by experts for: (1) possible changes to AGOA or other U.S. trade preference programs; and (2) other measures the U.S. gov¿t. could take to help increase investment in and improve competitiveness of SSA textile and apparel inputs production. Charts and tables.

Making Foreign Direct Investment Work for Sub Saharan Africa

table 7.4 top 10 sub-saharan African Apparel exporters to the United states by Year Value ($US, millions) Share of SSA total (percent) Exporter 2000 2002 2004 2007 2010 2011 2000 2002 2004 2007 2010 2011 SSA total 748 1,098 1,757 1,293 ...


Author: Thomas Farole

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464801273

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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This book presents the results of a groundbreaking study on spillovers of knowledge and technology from global value-chain oriented foreign direct investment (FDI) in Sub-Saharan Africa, and discusses implications for policymakers hoping to harness the power of FDI for economic development.

African Institutions

Challenges to Political, Social, and Economic Foundations of Africa's Development Ali A. Mazrui, Francis Wiafe-Amoako ... 22; women and, 62, 65–66; women's organizations in, 66–67 African Americans, 142n33 African apparel, 119 African ...


Author: Ali A. Mazrui

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442239548

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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Written by the leading scholar on African, this comprehensive text examines three key issue areas in Africa: politics, society, and economy. It demonstrates how the lack of consideration for domestic norms and societal realities explain the weaker institutions and lack of development on the African continent. The chapters examine critical issues such as gender, ethnicity and constitution development, legitimacy and the state, the correlation between abundant resources and instability, the dilemmas of political dynasties, international economic regimes and Africa’s economy, and more. Featuring many case studies, including Kenya, South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Morocco, Togo, DRC, Ethiopia, Rwanda, the book provides some explanation of underdevelopment in Africa, linking the historical and colonial realities that hinder democratic consolidation to contemporary African politics, society and economy.

Code of Federal Regulations

... beneficiary subSaharan African fabric or yarn producer identified in each reported order , and ( ii ) for each lesser developed beneficiary sub - Saharan African apparel producer or other user identified in each reported order .




ISBN: OSU:32437123298743

Category: Administrative law


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Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.

The African Growth and Opportunity Act at 14

African apparel manufacturers who benefit from the program often receive orders up to 9 months in advance , but they are not going to get these orders if there is uncertainty about when AGOA expires . Failing to renew and perhaps ...


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance


ISBN: STANFORD:36105050684187

Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 99

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Youth Employment in Sub Saharan Africa

For an African firm to succeed in exporting a manufacturing task, it must be able to import all the complementary upstream ... African apparel exports did rise, but the rise was temporary and has been attributed to Chinese firms that ...


Author: Deon Filmer

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464801082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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This book focuses on how to improve the quality of jobs and meet the aspirations of youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. It finds that a strong foundation for human capital development can be key to boosting earnings, arguing for a balanced approach that builds skills and demand for labor.

The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry

Exports aside, Chinese and other Southeast Asian MNCs are directly developing the African apparel industry. For example, Lesotho's industry is owned primarily by Chinese and South African firms. Madagascar's growth in textile exports ...


Author: Nikolay Anguelov

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498712231

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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When thinking about lowering or changing consumption to lower carbon footprints, the obvious offenders come easily to mind: petroleum and petroleum products, paper and plastic, even food. But not clothes. Although the clothing industry is the second largest polluter after agriculture, most consumers do not think of clothes as a source of environmen

Liberalizing International Trade after Doha

Many African apparel producers can be competitive in the world market only if they are able to obtain their materials from the lowest cost sources possible, usually China or other Asian fabric producers, and qualify under rules of ...


Author: David A. Gantz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107434622

Category: Law

Page: 400

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After ten years the Doha Development Round is effectively dead. Although some have suggested that Doha's demise threatens the continued existence of the GATT/WTO system, even with some risks of increasing protectionism, the United States, the European Union, Japan, Brazil, China and India, among others, have too much to lose to make abandoning the WTO a rational option. There are alternatives to a comprehensive package of new or amended multilateral agreements, including existing and future 'plurilateral' trade agreements, new or revised regional trade agreements covering both goods and services, and liberalized national trade laws and regulations in the WTO member nations. This book discusses these alternatives, which although less than ideal, may provide an impetus for continuing trade liberalization both among willing members and in some instances worldwide.

Africa s Development Dynamics 2018 Growth Jobs and Inequalities

The South African apparel sector benefited from a customs union arrangement (i.e. SACU) for offshore production to Lesotho and Swaziland. Mauritian firms invested in Madagascar, another SADC country, to then access the South African ...


Author: African Union Commission

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264302501


Page: 256

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This first edition explores the dynamics of growth, jobs, and inequalities. It proposes ten decisive actions to promote sustainable economic and social development and to strengthen institutions in Africa.