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Who makes the determinations regarding AGOA eligibility?


A U.S. government interagency panel chaired by the Office of the United States Trade Representative reviews the eligibility of African countries for AGOA benefits annually, based on the criteria set forth in the AGOA legislation. All U.S. government agencies involved in U.S. trade policymaking take part in this process. The panel relies on information provided by U.S. embassies, SSA governments, U.S. government agencies and comments submitted to the U.S. government by interested parties. Interagency recommendations on eligibility are submitted to the President for final determination.