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Underutilization of AGOA

Published on September 05, 2016

Can you please share any info /surveys, you have undertaken to identify why Kenya has only utilized AGOA on a few products/tariff lines?”

Answer:

We are pleased to share with you information on utilization of AGOA by Kenya. The link below will provide you with information on the preferential market access granted to Kenya and other African countries through AGOA. Please read on…

http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/eatradehub/pages/71/attachments/original/1378297851/Kenya_AGOA_Strategy_Final_June_2012.pdf?1378297851

For highlights on constraints that hinder Kenya’s higher utilization rates please visit http://www.ieakenya.or.ke/publications/bulletins/the-africa-growth-and-opportunity-act-analysis-and-post-2015-scenarios

For more information on the fact that tangible gains have emanated from AGOA, though the potential of AGOA remains largely unexploited; please visit http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/reports/2011/6/01-improving-agoa/0601_improving_agoa.pdf