Ethiopia to host 2013 AGOA Forum

AGOAPress Release

Washington D.C. – The Government of Ethiopia in collaboration with the US Government will host the 2013 US-sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum, also known as the AGOA Forum, August 12-13, 2013 in here in Addis.

A joint statement from representatives of the two governments said the theme of this year’s AGOA Forum is: “Sustainable Transformation through Trade and Technology.” The Ministerial-level event will include a high level dialogue on the future of US -Africa trade and economic cooperation.

The Forum will be preceded by private sector and civil society programmes as well as African Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP) to be held in Ethiopia August 10-11,2013. The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) in collaboration with the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA) will also organize a US -sub-Saharan Africa Trade Exhibition concurrently with the Forum events.

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is the U.S. Government’s signature trade initiative with sub-Saharan Africa, with the aim of expanding trade and investment between the US and sub-Saharan Africa.

Source: U.S. Department of State