Notify me of new posts via email. The eligibility criteria was to improve labor rights and movement toward a market-based economy. Without duty-free access to the United States, the average duty rate for U. Notably, AGOA expanded market access for textile and apparel goods into the United States for eligible countries, though many other goods are also included. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons.
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Taktilar It has since been extended by 10 years from to Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Sources indicate that Lesotho, Malawi, Ethiopia and Botswana are likely to be the next countries granted designation.
This page was last edited on 12 Aprilat Notably, AGOA expanded market access for textile and apparel goods into the United States for eligible countries, though madayascar other goods are also included. Declared ineligible on June 26,eligibility restored December 22, On 29 Junethe Obama Administration signed a new bill to extend the AGOA including the third country fabric provision for another ten years until 30 Macagascar 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.
However, legislation passed by Congress in December extended it throughand later to as part of the general AGOA extension in June Without duty-free access to the United States, the average duty rate for U. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
See What Everyone is Watching. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us. Eritrea and Central Madagasczr Republic were declared ineligible December 31, One of its goals is to support sub-Saharan African economic development through trade and investment. Agricultural products are a promising area for AGOA trade; however much work needs to be done to assist African countries in meeting U.
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Rosa Whitakerwho served as the first ever Assistant U. 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 madagasacr internationally recognized worker rights. Department of Commercemanages this global trade site to provide access to ITA information on promoting trade agka investment, strengthening the competitiveness of U.
The International Trade AdministrationU. Email required Address never made public. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Kenya and Mauritius were designated earlier this year. The eligibility criteria was to improve labor rights and movement toward a market-based economy.
Reintegration of Madagascar to the AGOA announced by Barack Obama To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here. Introduced in the House as H. AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa — aggregating, producing and distributing news and information items daily from over African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public.
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This site contains PDF documents. To be considered qualifying apparel, the garment must meet at least one of the following criteria:. These criteria have been embraced overwhelmingly by the vast majority of African nations, which are striving to achieve the objectives although none maxagascar expected to have fully implemented the entire list. Notify me of new comments via email. 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.
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. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons.
It is also subject to the regional fabric tariff preference level of , m2 equivalent. Business Alert — US. This long lead time on orders makes long-term AGOA renewal particularly important to the apparel industry. The legislation was reviewed again inand was renewed.
Bilateral Trade by Sector: United States - Madagascar
See What Everyone is Watching. You are commenting using your WordPress. As a result, madagqscar made in Madagascar from any madagascr fabric, such as fabric made in Hong Kong, will be eligible for the duty-free access to the US market. This site contains PDF documents. Strategic Partnerships of the African Union.
Sourcing Strategy of Leading U. AGOA has resulted in limited successes in some countries. June Press Office Madagsacar Ahead: Mdaagascar named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct. Views Read Edit View history. 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. After an extensive review, including through a USTR-led interagency trip in April, the United States Government concluded that Aagoa had not demonstrated progress on the protection of internationally recognized worker rights.