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US assures Africa Agoa pact is here to stay

Published on August 17, 2017

The United States is determined to deepen trade with sub-Sahara Africa following assurances that the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) deal is safe under the Trump administration.

While a dark cloud has been hanging over Agoa since Donald Trump became US president over six months ago, a top US trade representative has assured African countries that the US is committed to a stronger and more sustainable relationship with Africa through free, fair and reciprocal trade.

Soon after taking over, Trump sent shock waves across Africa when he said that Agoa was benefiting corrupt regimes because most imports under the trade pact are petroleum products. Read more. Source | The East Africa