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Guide to Export Duty-free from Tanzania to the United States of America under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

The USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub helps East African businesses trade with the United States and take advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). AGOA allows for duty-free export of products covered by over 6,400 tariff lines to the U.S. market. A major challenge facing exporters under AGOA, is the lack of information on export steps and documentary requirements to selling to the U.S. under AGOA.

This guide outlines the step-by-step process that Tanzanian businesses should take to export to the United States of America (U.S.A.) duty-free through AGOA and gives a general overview for the export of all AGOA products from Tanzania. It provides additional information on the export of four high-demand, highvalue sectors, namely textiles and apparel; coffee; nuts and oil crops; and cut flowers.

Although exporting can be a challenging process, it can also be profitable for the individual or company that successfully complies with the steps. Exporters must follow two sets of requirements:

  • Tanzanian laws and regulations that govern the export process, and
  • Laws and regulations that govern the destination country’s imports, in this case, the U.S.A

For more detail information please click attached guideline document.