The Trade and Development Act of 2000, which was signed into law on May 18, 2000, authorized a new trade and investment policy for sub-Saharan Africa. Section 112 of the Act outlines the treatment of certain textiles and apparel articles for AGOA. Apparel articles that are imported directly into the CBP territory of the United States from a designated beneficiary sub-Saharan African country shall enter free of duty and free of any quantitative limitations (excluding any tariff preference levels identified in the act) if the country has satisfied the requirements set forth in section 113. Amendments to the AGOA were made in the Trade Act of 2002, which was signed into law by President Bush on August 6, 2002 and the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004, which was signed into law by President Bush on July 13, 2004.
Title VI of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, signed into law by President Bush on December 20, 2006, set forth additional amendments to the AGOA. This administrative notice details these amendments. Please take note to changes within the preference groupings. All other information in TBT-01-008, TBT-02-038 and TBT-04-024-01 remain in effect.
To view TBT-07-007 in its entirety, click on the PDF file.
For additional information, please contact HQ Textile Policy and Enforcement Branch.