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United States – African Growth And Opportunity Act: Report of the government of the United States for the year 2018 under the decision of 30 november 2015

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WTO | 19 November 2019

United States – African Growth And Opportunity Act: Report of the government of the United States for the year 2018 under the decision of 30 november 2015

1 INTRODUCTION

1.1. On 30 November 2015, the United States was granted a waiver (WT/L/970) of its obligations under paragraph 1 of Article I and paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article XIII of the GATT 1994 to the extent necessary to permit the United States Government to provide duty-free treatment to eligible products of certain sub-Saharan African countries as authorized by the provisions of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) without being required to extend the same duty-free treatment to like products of any other Member. This waiver expires 30 September 2025.

1.2. Under the terms of this waiver, the United States is required to submit to the General Council an annual report on the implementation of the trade-related provisions of AGOA with a view to facilitating the annual review provided for in paragraph 4 of Article IX of the WTO Agreement. This report covers calendar year 2018.

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 source: WTO