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Are cosmetics AGOA-eligible?

Published on August 04, 2015

Hi, I am looking to start a fair trade cosmetic company in Madagascar. I will be exporting the products to the United States. I have a few questions, under AGOA are there any breaks for essential oil export? I would be shipping the already mixed cosmetics for packaging in United States, is there anything that I should know before attempting to ship? Also, is there anyone I can contact that could help me learn more about the shipping process from Madagascar to the U.S. Thank you so much!


Cosmetics are AGOA-eligible so duty-free. Cosmetics are covered by the Food and Drug Administration, please refer to for any applicable regulations for entry.

American Chamber of Commerce, Madagascar, added:

Greetings from Madagascar! Several shipping firms exist here - from FEDEX/DHL  (for small trial shipments) to Africa Bollore Logistics (complete solution including packaging advice etc) and MSC Group (Madagascar to Baltimore  -  49 days) and Maersk Group which have the best coverage to East Coast US.