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AGOA 101 Kenya

AGOA_101_Kenya_cover.PNGAGOA 101 Kenya. The USAID Hub helps East African businesses take advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). AGOA allows for duty-free export of over 6,000 products. This guide outlines the step-by-step process that Kenyan businesses should take to export to the United States of America (U.S.A.) duty-free through AGOA and gives a general overview for the export of all AGOA products from Kenya. It provides additional information on the export of four high-demand, high-value sectors, namely textiles and apparel; coffee; nuts and oil crops; and cut flowers. Although exporting can be a challenging process, it can also be profitable for the individual or company that successfully complies with the steps. Exporters must follow two sets of requirements:
1. Kenyan laws and regulations that govern the export process, and
2. Laws and regulations that govern the destination country’s imports, in this case, the U.S.A.
Regulations also vary according to the product being exported; exporters must research to ensure that their product meets the necessary requirements for export.

This guide assumes that the exporter or potential exporter has already conducted the necessary market research, and is ready to export. Before proceeding, exporters must identify the correct tariff code and its eligibility for dutyfree export under AGOA. This status can be established by referring to https://agoa.info/about-agoa/products. Insert the product name, search for the correct tariff code, and confirm its AGOA status - denoted by the letter “D” in the AGOA indicator column. Exporters should familiarize themselves with U.S.A. industry standards and product specific regulations that may require additional documentation and procedures.

East African SME Export Training Manual- Home Décor and Fashion Accessories

East African SME Export Training Manual- Home Décor and Fashion Accessories. This manual provides detailed export information on how to export home decor and fashion accessories products from the region to the U.S. 

AGOA 101: Uganda

Uganda_101.jpgAGOA provides incentives for African countries to become more globally competitive by making economic and commercial reforms. The main incentive is the opportunity to export goods, from a list of nearly 7,000 qualifying products, to the U.S. without paying import duties.

Exporting can be a challenging process, but it can also be profitable for the individual or company that manages to do it successfully. Exporters must follow two sets of procedures, 1.) The Ugandan laws and regulations that govern the export process, and 2.) The laws and regulations that govern the destination country’s imports, in this case, the U.S.

Regulations vary according to the product being exported, and exporters must conduct research to ensure that their product meets the necessary requirements for export as stipulated under AGOA product eligibility. This toolkit assumes that the exporter or potential exporter has already conducted the necessary market research, and is ready to export. Therefore, this toolkit only highlights the process of exporting goods from Uganda to the U.S. under AGOA.

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Sample AGOA Declaration Form