Ghana has been selected as the only sub-Saharan African nation eligible to export Afro-centric, or locally woven, garments to the United States.

The selection, made under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), comes after a batch of Ghanian garment samples sent to the United States by the local textile ministry were successfully verified for export.

Garments in the Afro-centric export category include batik tie and dyes, smocks and kaftans.

According to AGAO adviser Dr Gordon Asare-Kyeremateng, Ghanian garment and textile exports to the US were likely to increase following the selection.