Monday, December 15, 2014

Madagascar Okay'd for AGOA Textile and Apparel Benefits

On December 15, 2014, the Office of the United States Trade Representative published in the Federal Register (79 FR 74156) Determinations under the African Growth and Opportunity Act

SUMMARY: The United States Trade Representative ("USTR") has determined that Guinea and Madagascar have each adopted effective visa systems and related procedures to prevent unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with the shipment of such articles and has implemented and follows, or is making substantial progress toward implementing and following, the customs procedures required by the African Growth and Opportunity Act ("AGOA"). Therefore, as specified in this notice, imports of eligible products from Guinea and Madagascar qualify for the textile and apparel benefits provided for under AGOA.

DATES: Effective Date: December 15, 2014.

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