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November 11, 2021

Exclusive: AGOA loss will return Ethiopia to famine-state, warns supplier

The African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) which has allowed Ethiopia duty-free access to the US market, access which would not be achievable otherwise, has contributed to the creation of more than 50,000 apparel and textile jobs. But one clothing supplier in the country warns that those jobs go away once the US pulls the benefit in January – and the workers are returned to dire straits once more.

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