USA extends meat import privileges for African exporters

AGOA was first approved in 2000USA extends meat import privileges for African exporters

By Ed Zwirn, in New York, 22-Jun-2015

With a compromise over the US-South Africa poultry trade having paved the way, the US House of Representatives’ overwhelming approval of a Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which includes re-authorisation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), means that African exporters of all sorts of goods to the US should enjoy continued duty-free access. That includes meat and livestock products.

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Ed Zwirn is a journalist/editorial professional with a focus on financial trends and practices. He lives out in the woods in Bethel, NY, not far from where the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival was held in 1969. As a financial writer, his work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, CFO Magazine and news services including Dow Jones Newswires and Informa Global Markets. Ed also spent three years in Ukraine, where he ran an English-language news service. He now divides his time between his freelance journalism, song and poetry writing, and barbequing and lawn-mowing on his 2.5 acre property.