TRADE PREFERENCE PROGRAMS
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
If you have any questions about this program, please contact Homer Boyer at the U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Textiles and Apparel at 202-482-5156 or by e-mail.
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)
Instructions for eligible AGOA governments to apply for Category 9 Benefits
ITC Federal Register Notice Relating to Abundant Supply under AGOA (FR Feb. 2007)
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 From Regional and Third- Country Fabric. The new AGOA caps for duty-free, quota-free imports are for the one-year period from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.
● 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
● Presidential Proclamation 7912 of June 29, 2005 To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences and Certain Rules of Origin Under the North American Free Trade Agreement, and for Other Purposes
● Presidential Proclamation 8157 of June 29 2007 To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences, Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, and for Other Purposes
● Andean Tade Preference Extension (H.R. 7222: Public Law 110-436, Oct. 16, 2008) -- Section 3. African Growth and Opportunity Act
● Presidential Proclamation 8323, November 25, 2008--To Provide for Duty-free Treatment Under the Earned Import Allowance Program, And for Other Purposes (including amendments to AGOA)
● Presidential Proclamation 8468 of December 23, 2009--To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
● Presidential Proclamation 8618 of December 21, 2010 – To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, and for Other Purposes
● Presidential Proclamation 8741 of October 25, 2011–To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
● Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (PL 114-27) – Title I, AGOA.
Announcement of Eligibility:
** These countries have not yet reapplied for their visa arrangement following their reinstatement of AGOA benefits on October 25, 2011. Therefore, they cannot claim apparel benefits under AGOA.
*** Swaziland's AGOA benefits were terminated on January 1, 2015.