Options for Congressional Consideration to Improve Textile and Apparel Sector Competitiveness under the African Growth and Opportunity Act

Yager, Loren
August 2009
GAO Reports;8/12/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article reports on a study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) under the 2008 Andean Trade Preference Extension legislation to identify changes to trade preference programs. This comes after the African textile industry did not achieved the growth anticipated under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). It aims to provide Congress options for possible changes to AGOA or other trade preference programs using the findings of the U.S. International Trade Commission.


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