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In their own words: The U.S.-Africa trade relationship

Published on July 18, 2017

From coffee and chocolate to airplanes and oil, two-way trade between the United States and Africa is booming. That’s due largely to a reciprocal free trade agreement called the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Since that law went into effect in 2001, non-oil trade between the U.S. and Africa has tripled.

The theme of the 16th AGOA Forum, to be held in Lomé, Togo, August 8–10, is “The U.S. and Africa: Partnering for Prosperity through Trade. Of particular interest is the importance of women, civil society and the private sector in powering economic growth. Read more. Source | Share America