African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA)

AGOA for NEPC NigeriaThe African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a United States Trade Act enacted on 18th May 2000 to create market access for products of sub Saharan origin to the USA.

AGOA is currently in force until 2025. The products covered by the legislation include:

  • Agricultural products
  • Apparel and footwear
  • Motor vehicle components
  • Chemicals
  • Wine
  • Steel

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AGOA benefits

Benefits derived from AGOA include:

  • Duty-free access for eligible products to USA
  • Significant competitive tariff advantages over non-AGOA countries
  • Encouragement of regional integration and production sharing among beneficiary countries


Documentation requirements

To be eligible under AGOA, US Customs requires a Certificate of Origin and an AGOA stamp on a commercial invoice. These documents are needed in addition to the required documentation for imports into the US. AGOA certification can only be obtained in the country of origin. To benefit from AGOA, please contact us or send an  E-mail to

African Growth and Opportunity Act

If you want to learn more details about AGOA, including:

  • economic performances of member states
  • trade and investment agreements
  • lists of products and eligibility principles
  • rules of origin 

please visit the website.