Guide to investing in South Africa
International Trade Agreements: Agreements with the USA

AGOA extended the duty-free treatment under the US’s Generalised System of Preference (GSP) programme. AGOA eliminated most of the limitations of the GSP programme for sub-Saharan African countries, and expanded the product coverage of the GSP programme exclusively for products in sub-Saharan Africa. It has also made way for duty-free and quota-free access to the US market for apparel manufactured in sub-Saharan countries, of which the fabric, yarn and thread were of US origin. AGOA is set to expire in 2015.