National AGOA Response Strategy Launch & Forum on Trade and Private Sector

The Sierra Leone Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) in collaboration with the IGC are launching the National African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Response Strategy at an event on Tuesday, 12th February 2019 at the Golden Tulip (formerly Kimbima) Hotel, Aberdeen, starting at 8:30 am.

Hon. Peter B. Konteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, will launch the AGOA Strategy, which will be followed by a Forum on New Directions for Trade and Private Sector Expansion in Sierra Leone.

AGOA, an initiative of the US Government, allows low-income countries to access the US market on very favourable trade terms. Implementation of the new AGOA Strategy will allow Sierra Leone to benefit from duty free access to US markets when exporting products produced in the country.

After the strategy launch, a panel of policymakers and private sector representatives will discuss the findings of some of the studies that influenced the design of the strategy. The IGC aims for these studies, among others, to inform a new direction in the development of the private sector in Sierra Leone.

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