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African Growth and Opportunity Act

A Congressional Briefing on African Agrifood Exports to the US:

Facing Challenges of Sanitary & Phyto-Stanitary Standars and Tariff-Rate Quotas

July 28, 2010

10:00 am - 12:00

US Capitol Visitors Center

The African Growth and Opportunity Act has strengthened U.S.-Africa trade ties, but the $1.2.-1.4 billion in food and agricultural goods the U.S. purchases from Africa each year are only a small fraction of the total value of U.S. imports from the continent.  Please join the International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council and the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa for the release and discussion of two policy briefs, which analyze and seek to improve upon the disappointing performance of African food and agricultural exports to the U.S.

Agenda & Presentations:

Moderator: Charlotte Hebebrand, Chief Executive, IPC

Welcome: James Kiiru, Commercial Attache, Embassy of Kenya, and Chair, African Diplomatic AGOA Technical Committee

Panel Discussion:


  • Implications for Farmers & Rural Women - Lawrencia Adams-Simpson, Team Leader, Ghana Research and Advocacy Program and First Ray Almeida Fellow

  • Moving Forward and Implications for the U.S. and Africa - Steve Lande, President, Manchester Trade LTD



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