Resources

AGOA tool kit online exporter’s toolkit : The exporter toolkit component is a resource for African companies to learn about fundamental US regulations, US government policies, and general business strategies such as trade exhibiting tips and strategies and US market entry strategies as well as sector-specific information and studies.

AGOA extension legislation

Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) : U.S. trade preference programs such as the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) provide opportunities for many of the world’s poorest countries to use trade to grow their economies and climb out of poverty.

General information on customs procedures : The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) provides duty-free treatment to goods of designated beneficiary countries and territories. The program was authorized by the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2461 et seq.) as a means of promoting economic growth in the developing countries and was instituted on January 1, 1976.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation : OPIC, the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, provides debt financing, political risk insurance and support for private equity investment funds. OPIC requires that its projects have a meaningful connection to the U.S. private sector.

Innovative Finance Intermediary Program : OPIC Financing provides medium- to long-term funding through direct loans and loan guaranties to eligible investment projects in developing countries and emerging markets