Trade Preference Program Changes Include Termination of Mauritania’s AGOA Designation

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Trade Preference Program Changes Include Termination of Mauritania’s AGOA Designation

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27-Dec-18

Trade Preference Program Changes Include Termination of Mauritania’s AGOA Designation

President Trump has issued a proclamation modifying the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. to make the following changes to U.S. free trade agreements, trade preference programs, and certain other provisions. Some of the changes are:

  • terminates Mauritania’s designation as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country under the

AGOA effective Jan. 1

  • extends through Dec. 31, 2019, a 2004 agreement with Israel that provides duty-free access to specified quantities of certain agricultural products of that country

  • reflects more clearly the tariff preferences provided to certain products from Nepal

  • reflects an agreement to modify certain specific textile and apparel origin rules under the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement