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8th Annual AGOA CSO Network Spring Conference

  • Thursday, April 13, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Washington, DC, USA


  • On-line participation


Please join us for our 8th Annual AGOA CSO Network Spring Conference. The event will take place on April 13, 2023, in Washington, DC from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm and online.  The theme for this year’s Spring Conference is Extending AGOA to 2035: Using Trade to Strengthen U.S.-Africa Strategic Alliances. 

Since its signing into law in 2000, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has been the foundation of U.S. economic policy and business-related engagement with the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). AGOA provides eligible sub-Saharan African countries with duty-free access to the U.S. market for over 1,800 products, in addition to the more than 5,000 products that are eligible for duty-free entry under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program.

AGOA is a long-term commitment with broad bipartisan support. In 2002, 2004, and 2006, Congress passed, and the executive branch implemented legislative enhancements of AGOA. And in 2015, Congress passed the Trade Preferences Extension Act (TPEA), updating and extending the program to 2025.   

COVID-19’s economic impact presents a threat to US-Africa trade and investment, US- Africa strategic alliances, and gains made over the last two decades using the benefits of AGOA.

The hybrid event features high-level speakers from civil society organizations, private sector companies, government institutions, and more from the U.S. and  across Africa committed to expanding U.S. - Africa trade and economic cooperation. The conference will address the following topics:

  • Extending AGOA to 2035
  • AGOA Eligibility and Inclusive Economic Growth
  • Expanding Number of  AGOA-Eligible Countries
  • Expansion of U.S. Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation

      You are invited to participate virtually or in-person.  In person seating is limited and is on a first-come-first-served basis. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND! 

    Thursday, April 13, 2022

    In Person Registration: 8:30 am

    Conference: 8:30 am - 3:30pm EDT

    LOCATION:  Washington, DC, USA

                 Donate to Support  the AGOA Spring Conference
     Make a tax-deductible contribution so thousands can attend the conference and access our programs on AGOA

    Sponsorship Opportunities 

    The AGOA CSO Network is an Initiative of The Foundation for Democracy in Africa (FDA)

    FDA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Address: 1200 G Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC  20005

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