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US Says AGOA Much More Than Simple Economic Agreement

The African Growth and Opportunities Act is much more than a simple trade agreement, top US officials said this week as they prepare to meet later this month in Gabon for a summit on the US-Africa agreement. AGOA was recently renewed for 10 years by the U.S. Congress. The act, which was originally signed in 2000, provides 39 sub-Saharan African nations with liberal access to the U.S. market. But, says Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield, it also...

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