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)

Certificate of Origin

Announcement of Eligibility:

Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Cape Verde Chad Cote d'Ivoire
Eswatini (Swaziland) Ghana Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar
Malawi Mauritius Mozambique Namibia Nigeria Senegal
Sierre Leone South Africa Tanzania Togo Uganda Zambia

AGOA Visa Requirements (Federal Register Notice, January 2001)

Category 9 Preferential treatment for Folklore articles, handloomed/handmade articles, and ethnic printed fabrics that are produced in and exported from:
Benin Botswana Burkina Faso (Handloomed/Handmade Articles) Burkina Faso (Folklore Articles and Ethnic Printed Fabrics)
Ghana Kenya Lesotho Madagascar
Malawi Mozambique Nambia Nigeria
Senegal Sierra Leone South Africa Tanzania (Handloomed/Handmade and Folklore Articles) 
Tanzania (Ethnic Printed Fabrics) Zambia    

Instructions for eligible AGOA governments to apply for Category 9 Benefits

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