The African Growth and Opportunity Act : A Preliminary Analysis of the Possible Opportunities and Limitations to Botswana Exporters

"The paper identifies products that have received substantial trade concessions as a result of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which would otherwise carry a tariff rate of 15% or more when exported to the USA. It explores Botswana's exports for the period 1998 - 2000 and identifies AGOA qualified products already being exported to the USA. Main findings are that cheese, footwear and apparel products which cover a wide range of products have the greatest concessions."