Trade relations between the United States of America and Africa, post-African growth and opportunity act:briefing note
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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In trade parlance, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is an Act of the United States Congress that provides unilateral access – that is, access that is non-reciprocal, preferential and, essentially, duty-free – to the market of the United States of America for qualifying goods originating in eligible African countries south of the Sahara. Because the beneficiary African countries are not required to give comparable duty-free treatment to similar goods coming to their markets from the United States, AGOA is typical of the so-called unilateral non-reciprocal preferential schemes. The comparable instrument in Europe would be the legislation since 2001 of the European Union known as Everything but Arms (EBA), which grants similar duty-free access to the European Union single market for all products, except arms, originating from least developed countries (LDCs).
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (2019-06). Trade relations between the United States of America and Africa, post-African growth and opportunity act:briefing note. Addis Ababa. © UN. ECA. ”
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