January 25, 2018

With investment, poultry farm offers new protein supply in Niger

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December 07, 2017

Trade Hub brings AGOA standards and requirements training to Liberia

On December 7, and in cooperation with the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Mohamed  Abou iiana, the Trade Hub’s Senior AGOA specialist, conducted an AGOA promotion workshop for more than 30 participants representing businesses, the private sector, art and crafts producers, agriculture development agencies, SMEs, exporters, and horticulture producers. Dr. Abou iiana led an interactive discussion on AGOA benefits, rules of origin, value addition, certificate of origin, documentation required to export, and market information with the trainees.

December 05, 2017

Business relationship lifts Ivorian cashew farmer incomes

In northern Côte d’Ivoire, M’bengue’s bountiful cashew harvests have made it a strategic production center for the Société Coopérative d’Anacarde du Kafigue (SCAK), which buys raw cashews from 1,400 producers spread over 3,000 hectares there and in surrounding villages. 

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Liberia National Trade Policy

The Liberia National Trade Policy (LNTP) is the country’s first policy document to holistically address policy issues which are related to trade. It therefore fills an important gap in Liberia’s policy framework for economic transformation, which has so far relied on a horizontal treatment of trade issues coupled with some selected trade-specific measures.


The World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible. Liberia joined the WTO as its 163rd member on July 14, 2016, after nearly 10 years of negotiating its accession terms with WTO members.


Liberia is the eighth least-developed country (LDC) to accede to the WTO through negotiations.


The ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS) adopted in 1979 with an agreement on agricultural, artisanal handicrafts and unprocessed products, and extended to industrial products in 1990, is the main framework for trade and market integration in ECOWAS as it addresses protocols on the free movement of goods, persons and transportation.


The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into law by President Clinton in May 2000 with the objective of expanding U.S. trade and investment with sub-Saharan Africa, to stimulate economic growth, to encourage economic integration, and to facilitate sub-Saharan Africa's integration into the global economy.  After completing its initial 15-year period of validity, the AGOA legislation was extended on June 29, 2015 by a further 10 years, to 2025. 

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