This panel will examine strategies for increasing non-oil exports to the U.S. under AGOA and highlight best practices learned from successful AGOA exporters. The panel will also discuss how governments and industry can position themselves to take advantage of the remaining years of AGOA trade preferences under current AGOA legislation (AGOA benefits are scheduled to end on September 30, 2025).
Sector Spotlight: Textiles
Though the textile and apparel sectors have greatly benefited under AGOA, some regions have been more successful than others. This panel will explore how some African countries took full advantage of the AGOA apparel opportunities and best practices that other countries and regions can implement to grow their textile export to the U.S. market.
Key issues and trends will be explored, including moving beyond AGOA, how Prosper Africa seeks to expand two-way trade and investment, why the private sector should be focused on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and its progression and potential impact on trade between the US and Africa. Speakers will also discuss how the USG, African governments, and private sector stakeholders can work together to build on AGOA towards a mutually beneficial trade and investment relationship that goes beyond AGOA’s unilateral trade preferences.