United States withdraws four African countries from AGOA

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Niger, Gabon, Uganda and the Central African Republic (CAR) are the four African countries that will no longer have access to the commercial facilities system for their exports to the United States (AGOA), as per guidance from the administration North American, JA Online learned today.

Gabon and Niger are two West African countries with which the United States had announced the suspension of its cooperation.

Both had experienced coups d’état. According to President Joe Biden, they would not have made any progress towards political pluralism and respect for the rule of law.

Washington alleges that, in the case of CAR, there were flagrant violations of human rights and workers’ rights, while Uganda is accused of flagrant violations of international human rights, according to Radio France International.

The US administration stipulates that none of the four countries in question followed up on the multiple requests made due to the concerns raised.

AGOA is the acronym in English for the Law on the Growth of Economic Possibilities in Africa.

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