U.S. Trade Chief Plans Summit to Discuss Africa Duty-Free Access

July 27, 2021, 4:00 PM

The U.S.’s trade chief plans to convene a meeting with African ministers before the end of the year to strengthen partnerships and discuss a law that provides duty-free access to the U.S. for thousands of goods from sub-Saharan nations.

“It is important that we meet despite the pandemic to discuss how we can build on the successes of the African Growth and Opportunity Act,” U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said in remarks prepared for delivery at the Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit Tuesday. She added the U.S. wants to collaborate on labor and environment standards, anti-corruption, and good ...

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