On November 23, 2013, President Obama announced the interim deal concluded with Iran’s recently-elected President Rouhani by six world leaders. Iran has agreed to stop expanding its nuclear enrichment program and to give access to inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In return Iran is to receive “modest relief” from the sanctions. What business can I now do with Iran? Read More
At the request of the USTR, four investigations will examine the impact that African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has had for African exporters and for U.S. businesses. The results of these investigations will be used to support AGOA renewal and such issues as: expanding country eligibility for African exporters; expanding product eligibility for African exporters; provision of technical assistance to facilitate export diversification under AGOA; and simplifying the rules of origin. Contact us for assistance in preparing your submission. Read More
As a result of the AGOA program for African exporters, US-Africa trade has increased ten-fold in the last ten years. To continue this trend, several resources are available to assist African exporters to improve their ability to use the AGOA and GSP programs to increase their exports to the United States. Read More
For African exporters interested in getting a cost-advantage over their competitors, the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) and the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programs provide the means to do so. Exporters and importers also have the opportunity to comment on country eligibility criteria for AGOA by October 25th, 2013. Read More
In today’s globalized economy your company’s next business opportunity could be located anywhere in the world. The three T’s – Trade Agreements, Trade Financing, and Technology -- provide the doors for small businesses to take advantage of these international business opportunities. Read More
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