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AGOA Updates

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into law on May 18, 2000 as Title 1 of The Trade and Development Act of 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets.
The annual Forum allows public sector leaders and private sector and civil society participants to discuss issues pertaining to long-term development, sustainable economic growth, and good governance policies.
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On January 28, 2015, Rep. Karen Bass (D-California) in collaboration with the US Trade Representative Amb. Michael Froman and representatives from Brookings Institution, the African Union, US Chamber of Commerce and Shea Yeleen co-hosted a Congressional panel discussion on AGOA Today and Beyond: The Future of the US-Africa Commercial Relationship. You can read more here.