Join us for our 8th Annual AGOA CSO Network Spring Conference. The event will take place on April 13, 2023, in Washington, DC, from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm and online. This year’s Spring Conference will focus on Extending AGOA to 2035: Using Trade to Strengthen U.S.-Africa Strategic Alliances. 

Since its signing into law in 2000, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has been the foundation of U.S. economic policy and business-related engagement with the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). AGOA provides eligible sub-Saharan African countries with duty-free access to the U.S. market for over 1,800 products, in addition to the more than 5,000 products that are eligible for duty-free entry under the Generalized System of Preferences(GSP) program.

COVID-19’s economic impact presents a threat to US-Africa trade and investment, US- Africa strategic alliances, and gains made over the last two decades using the benefits of AGOA.

The hybrid event features high-level speakers from civil society organizations, private sector companies, government institutions, and more from the U.S. and across Africa committed to expanding U.S. – Africa trade and economic cooperation. The conference will address the following topics:

·      Extending AGOA to 2035

·      AGOA Eligibility and Inclusive Economic Growth

·      Expanding Number of AGOA-Eligible Countries

·      Expansion of U.S. Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation

Help Extend AGOA to 2035

Advocacy Campaign for the Extension of AGOA

We appreciate your interest in AGOA! We invite you to join our petition to the 118th Congress of the United States and the Biden-Harris Administration for the extension of AGOA by signing our request to extend AGOA to 2035.


The 24th Annual U.S. -Africa Trade and Investment Conference/Expo takes place October 25-27, 2023, in Miami, Florida, USA


AGOA CSO Network

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About the AGOA CSO Network

The AGOA Civil Society Network is a consortium of non-governmental organizations, (NGOs) and other groups in the United States and Africa working to facilitate the successful application of the AGOA trade bill for the benefit of small business in the US, and Africa. The Network was established by the 102 member organizations from the United States, Mauritius, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Namibia, Mali, Lesotho and the Democratic Republic of Congo that were in attendance during the AGOA Civil Society Forum on January 17, 2003, in Phoenix, Mauritius. 

The AGOA CSO Network’s focus is on increasing the volume and quality of African exports under AGOA and educating stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean on this trade policy and its advantages.  Become part of the solution by joining, today! click here!!!  Our heartfelt thanks to those of you that have already joined and or renewed yourmembership!!!  We appreciate you and your support


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