TRADE PREFERENCE PROGRAMS
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
If you have any questions about this program, please contact Becky Geiger at the U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Textiles and Apparel at 202-482-3117 .
Summary of AGOA Apparel, Footwear, and Non-Textile Travel Goods Provisions
Quick Reference Chart of AGOA Provisions
AGOA Preferences: Country Eligibility, Apparel Eligibility, and Textile Eligibility (Category 0 and Category 9)
** Eswatini's apparel benefits were reinstated on July 3, 2018 however the country has not yet requested consultations with the USG to reinstate Category 9 benefits.
Instructions for eligible AGOA governments to apply for Category 9 Benefits
U.S. Trade Data
● Utilization of Certain Tariff Rate Quotas
● Limitations on Duty and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary Sub-Saharan African Countries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The new AGOA caps are for the one-year period from October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020.
● The Trade Act of 2000 Title I (AGOA I)
● Presidential Proclamation 7350 of October 4, 2000 to Implement AGOA I
● AGOA Interim Regulations, 2000
● Delegation of Authority (Executive Order 13191 of January 22, 2001) to Implement AGOA I
● The Trade Act of 2002 SEC. 3108 (AGOA II)
● Presidential Proclamation 7626 of November 18, 2002 (AGOA II)
● AGOA Interim Regulations, March 2003
● AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004 (AGOA III); Public Law 108-274
● Africa Investment Incentive Act of 2006 Title VI (AGOA IV); Public Law 109-432
● Andean Trade Preference Extension (H.R. 7222: Public Law 110-436, Oct. 16, 2008) -- Section 3. African Growth and Opportunity Act
● Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (PL 114-27) – Title I, AGOA.
Announcement of Eligibility:
**Countries have not reapplied for their visa arrangements following reinstatement of AGOA benefits. Therefore, countries are ineligible for textile and apparel benefits.
*** Apparel benefits suspended on July 31, 2018.