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AGOA Preparedness Workshop Uganda Presentation - By Margaret Waithaka, Value Chain Development Specialist

Apparel.JPGAGOA Preparedness Workshop  Uganda Presentation -  By Margaret Waithaka, Value Chain Development Specialist. The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is the one-stop shop in the East African region for businesses and national governments seeking to take advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). 

AGOA Preparedness Workshop Uganda Presentation - By Finn Holm-Olsen, Director Trade Promotion and AGOA

Presentation.PNGAGOA Preparedness Workshop Uganda Presentation -  By Finn Holm-Olsen, Director Trade Promotion and AGOA. The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is the one-stop shop in the East African region for businesses and national governments seeking to take advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). 

Uganda Guidelines for AGOA Visa Application and Processing (Textiles and Apparels)

UGANDA_Guideline.PNGUganda Guidelines for AGOA Visa Application and Processing (Textiles and Apparels). The guidelines outline the procedure a textile and apparel exporter should follow to acquire the AGOA Visa to be able to export to the U.S.A through AGOA.

Rwanda Guidelines for AGOA Visa Application and Processing (Textiles and Apparels)

rwanda_guidelines.JPGRwanda Guidelines for AGOA Visa Application and Processing (Textiles and Apparels). The guidelines outline the procedure a textile and apparel exporter should follow to acquire the AGOA Visa to be able to export to the U.S.A through AGOA.

Mauritius AGOA Strategy

mauritius-Agoa-STRATEGY.jpgMauritius National AGOA Strategy - According to this report published by the East Africa Trade Hub the preferential market access granted to Mauritius and other African countries through the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has played a critical role in spurring Mauritius’ exports with the U.S.

Kenya National AGOA Strategy

KENYA-AGOA-NATIONAL-STRATEGY.jpgKenya National AGOA Strategy published by the East Africa Trade Hub shows that there has been a dramatic improvement in the case of the textiles and apparel sector, which grew at 44% a year in the few years after AGOA’s passage. In effect, AGOA has created an apparel industry in Kenya on a scale that the country would unlikely have achieved without preferential access to the US market.

Madagascar National AGOA Strategy

madagascar_national_agoa_stategy.JPGMadagascar National AGOA Strategy. The objective of the AGOA strategy is to support the ability of Madagascar’s firms to successfully sell into the U.S. market, leveraging every opportunity that AGOA provides.

AGOA has had a clear impact in stimulating Africa-U.S. trade. All exports, including energy-related products, from AGOA-eligible countries have grown over 300 percent, from $21.5 billion in 2000 to $86.1 billion in 2008. It has created more than 300,000 jobs, many of which are in the apparel sector, an industry that provides employment opportunities for women.

Burundi National AGOA Strategy

Burundi.JPGBurundi National AGOA Strategy. Please note that Burundi is currently not eligible under AGOA. 

Kenya Guidelines for AGOA Visa Application and Processing (Textiles and Apparels)

AGOA_Guidelines.JPGKenya Guidelines for AGOA Visa Application and Processing (Textiles and Apparels). The guidelines outline the procedure a textile and apparel exporter should follow to acquire the AGOA Visa to be able to export to the U.S.A through AGOA.

Export Handbook

Export-Handbook-low-res-version-FINAL.JPGExport Handbook. This Export Handbook was developed by the Kigali-based research firm, Laterite. This handbook provides information on the most essential topics one needs to consider when exporting. Some steps and processes will vary depending on your industry, type of product and export market. This handbook provides general guidance for six types of industries: (i) tea, (ii) coffee, (iii) minerals, (iv) manufactured foodstuff, (v) manufactured goods (non-food) and (vi) unprocessed plant and animal products.

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