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TBT-11-003 Liberia Textile Visa Arrangement

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REFERENCE:

  • TBT-04-024-01 AGOA III Amendments
  • TBT-07-007 Amendments to AGOA for Textile and Apparel Products
  • TBT-08-016 Amendment to AGOA Visa Arrangement for Textile and Apparel

BACKGROUND:

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 the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).  Apparel articles that qualify for benefits under the AGOA 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 of the Act.  Amendments to the AGOA were made in the Trade Act of 2002, the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004, and in Title VI of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006.  On December 29, 2006, President Bush declared Liberia as AGOA eligible. 

Per the Federal Register (76 FR 26), published February 8, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative has determined that Liberia has adopted an effective visa system and made significant progress towards implementing customs procedures in line with AGOA requirements.   Qualifying merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after February 7, 2011, may be claimed for preferential tariff treatment described in section 112(a) of the Act if all requirements have been met.

To view TBT-11-003 in its entirety, click on PDF file.

INFORMATION:

For additional information, please contact HQ Textile Policy and Enforcement Branch.

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Last Modified: January 11, 2016