Agoa fo­rum to dis­cuss trade

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THE US AND Togo will co-host the African Growth and Op­por­tu­nity Act (Agoa) Fo­rum in Lomé, Togo, from Au­gust 8 to 10. The fo­rum will bring to­gether se­nior gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials from the US and 38 sub-Sa­ha­ran African coun­tries to dis­cuss ways to boost eco­nomic co-op­er­a­tion and trade be­tween the US and Africa. Re­gional eco­nomic com­mu­ni­ties will also be rep­re­sented, the US State De­part­ment said in a press re­lease yes­ter­day. The theme for this year’s fo­rum will be to ex­plore how coun­tries can con­tinue to max­imise the ben­e­fits of Agoa in a rapidly chang­ing eco­nomic land­scape. The Agoa law en­hances mar­ket ac­cess to the US for qual­i­fy­ing sub-Sa­ha­ran African coun­tries. – ANA

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