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Trade Missions

Are you interested in developing new foreign markets for your products, software or technology? In order to develop business in most foreign countries, you need to first develop a personal relationship with your partner(s). Do not assume that you will be able to enter into business without having met and developed a personal relationship with your foreign customers.  Why is that the case? In essence we in the “West” often take for granted that our legal system serves to insure that business can take place at arms length, void of personal trust. If a contract is violated in the United States it can be enforced through the court system. In […]


African Growth and Opportunity Act: Notice and Request for Comment (USTR)

The African Growth and Opportunity Act Implementation Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (“Subcommittee”) of the Office of the U.S. Trade Reprentative (“USTR”) is requesting written public comments for the annual review of the eligibility of sub-Saharan African countries to receive the benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The Subcommittee will consider these comments in developing recommendations on AGOA country eligibility for calendar year 2014. The AGOA (Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000,Public Law 106-200) (19 U.S.C. 3721 et seq.), as amended, authorizes the President to designate sub-Saharan African countries as beneficiaries eligible for duty-free treatment for certain additional products under the […]