Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.


The African Growth and Opportunity Act

The Impact of Its Rules of Origin

On 18 May 2000, The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into American law and has become a major plank of United States’ initiatives toward the African continent. This issue of Trade Hot Topics examines the objectives of AGOA its main provisions and the impact of its rules of origin.


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