Trade officials from U.S. and Africa head to Ivory Coast for AGOA Forum 2019 Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 1, 2021

WASHINGTON – Two senior American officials, Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, and Constance Hamilton, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa, will on July 23 preview the United States and Ivory Coast co-hosting the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Abidjan, August 4-6. 

According to an official statement, the Forum will bring together senior government officials from the United States and 39 sub-Saharan African AGOA-eligible countries to discuss ways to deepen economic cooperation and increase trade between the United States and Africa. The African Union and regional economic communities will also participate.

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The theme of this year’s Forum is “AGOA and the Future: Developing a New Trade Paradigm to Guide U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment.” 

The 2019 Forum will explore how countries can maximize the benefits of AGOA in a rapidly changing economic landscape, and can deepen our trade and investment ties in parallel with the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

Representatives from the private sector, civil society, and the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) will participate in Forum activities August 4-6.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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