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2005: African Growth and Opportunity Act
 - Biography: Applegarth, Paul V.; Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Challenge Corporation
 - Biography: Johanns, Mike; Secretary of Agriculture
 - Biography: Natsios, Andrew S.; Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
 - Biography: Rice, Condoleezza; Secretary of State
 - Biography: Roth, Richard; U.S. Ambassador to Senegal
 - Biography: Sampson, David A.; Acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Commerce Department
 - Biography: Tobias, Randall L.; Global AIDS Coordinator
 - Website: AGOA Civil Society Network/Forum
 - Website: AGOA Ministerial Forum
 - Website: AGOA Private Sector Forum
 - Website: Africa Regional Services, Paris - AGOA
 - Website: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  

2005: African Growth and Opportunity Act

AGAO Banner with world design.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice participated in the 2005 U.S. Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum held under the auspices of the Africa Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) in Dakar, Senegal. AGOA aims to spur economic development, alleviate poverty and encourage trade between the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa countries. [Media Kit 456 KB pdf and Brochure 988 KB pdf]


Expanding and Diversifying Trade to Promote Growth and Competitiveness

African Growth and Opportunity Act
AGOA is a program that seeks to spur economic development and expedite the integration of African economies into the world trading system. AGOA expands dutyfree access for more than 6,400 products to U.S. markets. AGOA also provides a framework for U.S. technical assistance to build trade capacity and to expand business links. Africans are taking advantage of these benefits by diversifying their exports and enhancing their external competitiveness.  The AGOA Forum facilitates cooperation between governments, the private sector, and the civil society on both sides of the ocean.

Working Together:

Government-to-Government
The AGOA ministerial provides a framework for ministers from all AGOA-eligible countries and the United States to discuss how to promote mutually beneficial trade and economic development.
Private Sector
The AGOA Private Sector Forum is dedicated to turning the promise of AGOA into reality by helping participating companies and entrepreneurs find new markets, new partners, and increased profits.
Civil Society
The AGOA Civil Society Forum empowers Africans and Americans through their non-governmental organizations (e.g. nonprofit organizations, chambers of commerce, and other groups) to work with governments and businesses to take maximum advantage of AGOA benefits.

For Success:

Reaping the Benefits

  • In 2004, AGOA imports* to the United States totaled $26.6 billion, up 88% over 2003.
  • Non-oil AGOA imports* to the United States totaled $3.5 billion in 2004, up 22% over 2003.

* includes imports under the Generalized System of Preferences


--12/22/05  Proclamation by the President: To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, 2005
--09/12/05  The U.S. Approach to International Development; Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
--07/20/05  Secretary of State Rice Announces New AGOA Fund To Promote African Economic Growth; Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
--07/20/05  Interview With Jonathan Beale of BBC; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Dakar, Senegal
--07/20/05  Interview With Ngathie Diop of Senegal TV; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Dakar, Senegal
--07/20/05  Press Availability With Senegalese Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Dakar, Senegal
--07/20/05  AGOA Forum: A New Vision for Growth and Competitiveness; Andrew S. Natsios, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development; Dakar Senegal
--07/20/05  Remarks at the AGOA Forum; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; As Prepared for Delivery; Dakar, Senegal
--07/17/05  AGOA Frequently Asked Questions
--07/15/05  2005 U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum "AGOA Civil Society Forum"
--07/15/05  2005 U.S.-Sub-Saharan African Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum "AGOA Ministerial Forum"
--07/15/05  2005 U.S> - Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum "AGOA Private Sector Forum"
--07/15/05  Press Release: 2005 AGOA Forum in Dakar from July 18-20
--07/11/05  Key U.S. Government Assistance Programs for Africa; Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
--06/30/05  President Discusses G8 Summit, Progress in Africa ; President George W. Bush; Meyer Auditorium at Freer Gallery; Washington, DC
--06/13/05  President Discusses Democracy, AGOA With African Leaders ; President George W. Bush;  ; Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, DC
--06/13/05  U.S. Efforts To Combat the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Africa; Randall Tobias, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator; Special Briefing; Washington, DC
--06/07/05  Addressing Hunger and Humanitarian Emergencies in Africa
--05/19/05  2005 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa and Implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act
--05/19/05  2005 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa and Implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act

  
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