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US Cuts Cameroon Trade Privileges Over Rights Abuses

Expand United States President Donald Trump (L) and Cameroon President Paul Biya. Cameroon has lost privileged access to the US market offered under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Last week, the Trump administration announced it intends to cut trade benefits for Cameroon by January 1, 2020, citing persistent human rights violations in the country. AGOA allows sub-Saharan African countries to export to the US without a customs duty, provided the country’s government has established or is making progress toward establishing, rule of law, political pluralism, fair trial and due…

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