On our Wednesday, September 02, 2015 Program:
"AGOA at 15: Charting a Course for a Sustainable U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Partnership"
The U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum, commonly known as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was held last week in Gabon. AGOA is the centerpiece of the United States government's trade policy with Sub-Saharan Africa. It 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. The 2015 forum marks the 14th year that government officials, business leaders, and civil society from African countries and the United States have convened to promote trade, business, and investment opportunities that sustain economic development in Africa.
Join us on the next edition of Straight Talk Africa for our live, one-hour television and radio call-in simulcast, when host Shaka Ssali and his guests discuss the latest developments from the AGOA meetings held in Libreville, Gabon.
Question of the Week:
AGOA has been extended for ten years, what more can be done so the program can help African businesses reach their full trade potential?
Hashtag: #VOAAGOA2015 #AGOA2015
Newsmaker One on One:
Ambassador Michael Froman
U.S. Trade Representative
Washington Studio Guests:
Chairman, U.S. based AGOA Civil Society Organization Network
c/o The Foundation for Democracy in Africa
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