On March 18, 2016, USTR published in the Federal Register (81 FR 14716) Establishment of a Petition Process To Review the Eligibility of Countries Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
SUMMARY: The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (TPEA) requires the President to establish a petition process to review the eligibility of countries for the benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). This authority has been delegated to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).
DATES: The interim final rule is effective on March 18, 2016. USTR will accept comments on the interim final rule in writing on or before April 18, 2016.