Join U.S. customs lawyer Jan Forest and Cosmas Mamhunze, Portfolio Manager at the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub for a fireside conversation on taking advantage of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

AGOA is a nonreciprocal trade preference program that provides duty-free treatment to U.S. imports of certain products from eligible sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. Jan and Cosmas will unpack the advantages for firms in Southern Africa under AGOA and describe the critical conditions for firms to take advantage of the opportunity.

Jan and Cosmas will also unpack the challenges and approaches to overcoming these to optimize utilization, building off the USAID TradeHub experience of supporting export firms in Southern Africa to export to the U.S.

Jan and Cosmas bring more than 60 years combined experience on the subject and there session will hence include time for interactive Q&A.

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