IMF Working Paper Series
Выпуск N02/158 за 2002 год
Опубликовано на портале: 16-12-2003Aaditya Mattoo, Devesh Roy, Arvind Subramanian IMF Working Paper Series. 2002. No. 02/158 .
This paper describes the United States recently enacted Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and assesses its quantitative impact on African exports. The AGOA expands the scope of preferential access of Africa's exports to the United States in key areas such as clothing. However, its medium term benefits estimated at about US$100-$140 million, an 8 11 percent addition to current non-oil exports would have been nearly five times greater (US$540 million) if no restrictive conditions had been imposed on the terms of market access. The most important of these conditions are the rules of origin with which African exporters of clothing must comply to benefit from duty-free access.