Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) Approved for AGOA

On July 3, 2018, USTR published in the Federal Register (83 FR 31254) Determination, Relating to Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act.

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined that Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) has adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent the 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 towards implementing and following, the custom procedures required by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Therefore, imports of eligible products from Eswatini qualify for the textile and apparel benefits provided under the AGOA.

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