AGOA 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).
Mauritius 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 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. 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.
Export 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.