US Extends Trade Programs With African Nations

Law360, Los Angeles (December 14, 2011, 3:48 PM EST) -- The U.S. on Wednesday announced a series of trade initiatives that will eliminate duties on certain cotton and apparel exports from sub-Saharan African countries, a move trade officials say will help bolster commerce in the region.

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said it would work with Congress to extend until 2015 a provision in the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which nixes duties on apparel exports from sub-Saharan African countries. Additionally, the U.S. is looking to cancel tariffs on upland cotton fiber exports from certain developing...
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