On November 2, 2021, President Joe Biden announced the termination of eligibility under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for Ethiopia, Guinea, and Mali. 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.
Ethiopia, Guinea, and Mali will lose eligibility as of January 1, 2022.
The press release can be found here: