The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a United States Trade Act, enacted on 18 May 2000 as Public Law 106 of the 200th Congress and renewed in 2015 until 2025. The legislation significantly enhances market access to the U.S. for qualifying Sub-Saharan African countries.
In order to qualify and remain eligible for AGOA, each country must be working to improve its rule of law, human rights, and respect for core labor standards. The AGOA eligibility requirements are listed in more detail on the AGOA site: (https://agoa.info/about-agoa/country-eligibility.html).
AGOA builds on existing U.S. trade programs by expanding the (duty-free) benefits previously available only under the country’s Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) program.For more information on AGOA, please visit the AGOA website (https://agoa.info/).