Understanding the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) + How It Can Benefit Your Business with US Trade

Join ABV and FITT’s event on the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act featuring a panel discussion with CITPs, international trade lawyers and business experts.

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July 7, 2021 - 10:00am Virtual (Zoom) Webinar FREE

Understanding the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) + How It Can Benefit Your Business with US Trade

Event details

About this event

Date: Wednesday, July 7th

Time: 10 am-11 am EDT / 3 pm - 4 pm BST

Intro

Join FITT, Africa Business Venture, International Trade Lawyers Rob Howard and CITP and James Hurst, in addition to two seasoned business experts, Karl Miville de Chêne, CITP, and Nilesh Mistry, Trade Consultant, for a wide-reaching discussion on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Learn how it can be part of a successful supply chain strategy for those looking to sell into US markets.

About the event

The African Growth and Opportunity Act gives qualified sub-Saharan African countries duty-free access to the US market. For international businesses looking to sell into the US, it can be a lucrative trade act that makes trade on thousands of products easier and more cost-effective—while bolstering Africa's burgeoning industries—many of which are leading the way for technology and goods.

Businesses who are looking into new markets can look to Africa for a smart supply chain strategy, especially when selling into the US. Learn the ins and outs of AGOA and business in Africa in this far-reaching event with international trade lawyers, business experts and CITPs (Certified International Trade Professionals), hosted by FITT and Africa Business Venture. Together, these experts will explain AGOA and how it can benefit growing companies with their supply chain strategy.

What you can expect to learn

  • For businesses looking to sell into the US, learn why AGOA can be a beneficial trade act that makes trade on thousands of products easier and more cost-effective
  • Why AGOA exists and how it gives preferential treatment to eligible companies in Africa when selling into the US
  • What is required from companies to qualify
  • First-hand accounts from business experts who have worked with AGOA
  • An introduction to transshipment and anticircumvention rules

Speakers:

Host: Sonia Galat, Director, Africa Business Venture

Moderator: Rob Howard, CITP, Of Counsel, Canada, Givens & Johnston PLLC

James (Gar) Hurst: Partner, Givens & Johnston

Karl Miville de Chêne: CITP. MBA, PACI, Associé Formation de formateurs en ligne - développement de l'accès à l'exportation - Influenceur économique 

Nilesh Mistry: Customs & Trade Consultant at The Institute of Export & International Trade

 

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