Increase African Exports Using AGOA

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 | 0 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email In an earlier post, we reported on investigations to be conducted to support the increase in African exports using the African Growth & Opportunities Act (AGOA).  In support of the commitment by the Obama Administration to renew AGOA the US International Trade Commission (USITC) had been requested to examine the impact of AGOA for African exporters and US...

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Food Importers — Educate US Customs About Your Products!

Posted by on May 8, 2014 | 0 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email At a recent conference frequented by many food importers, one of the audience members shared, “Our food smells different and that causes problems with US Customs.” To avoid such problems, food importers — educate US Customs about your products! “Problems” can mean having your shipment detained, opened and inspected, and re-exported or destroyed. The US Food...

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Global Business Opportunities

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 | 0 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email In an earlier post, we discussed this reality – In today’s globalized economy your next business opportunity could be located anywhere in the world. Trade Agreements, Trade Financing, and Technology provide the doors for small businesses to take advantage of these global business opportunities. In this post, I’d like to highlight the role of technology, and in...

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WTO Introduces New Trade Rules

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 | 0 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email The WTO 9th Ministerial in Bali concluded on December 6th, 2013 with the first-ever global Agreement on Trade Facilitation. This Agreement introduces new trade rules to streamline customs and port procedures for the world’s traders. Other key decisions implemented prior commitments to improve market access for the world’s least developed countries and on...

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Investigations & Discussions to Support AGOA Renewal for African Exporters

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 | 0 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email At the request of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has launched four investigations that will examine the impact of African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) on African exporters and for U.S. businesses. AGOA is the U.S. trade preference program that provides duty-free access for products of sub-Saharan African...

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Resources for African Exporters to the United States

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 | 0 comments

If you liked this post, please share or recommend! Email In a recent post, we shared information about opportunities that exist for African exporters to access the US market. Using the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programs, African exporters can have their products enter the US market duty-free. This gives them a cost advantage over competitors who may have had to pay the...

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