Ethiopia, Guinea, and Mali Lose AGOA Eligibility

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 1/6/22 5:00 PM

On January 3, 2022, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #50574517, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the termination of eligibility under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for Ethiopia, Guinea, and Mali in accordance with Presidential Proclamation to Modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States and for Other Purposes. AGOA grants trade preference benefits to the eligible countries. The President cited Guinea and Mali’s unconstitutional changes in government, and Ethiopia’s noncompliance with AGOA requirements, specifically regarding human rights violations in northern Ethiopia.

Goods from Ethiopia, Guinea, and Mali entered or withdrawn from a warehouse on or after January 1, 2022, are not eligible for preferential treatment under AGOA.

The Presidential Proclamation can be found here:

CSMS #50574517 can be found here:

Topics: CBP, AGOA, Mali, Ethiopia, Guinea

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