African Growth and Opportunity: Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

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Date Published:
April 3, 2014

Women are a driving force behind Africa’s economy. Nearly a third of firms in Sub-Saharan Africa are female-owned and women grow and estimated 80 percent of the food.

The East Africa Trade Hub (EATH) provides technical assistance to African firms and governments to enhance their competitiveness in global markets and helps African businesses take advantage of trade opportunities available under AGOA via an East and Central Africa Global Competitiveness Hub (EATH). The Trade Hub has built strong working relationships with its regional partners to expand export opportunities and to promote increased inter-regional trade.

Since 2000, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has provided incentives for African countries to become more globally competitive by making economic and commercial reforms. The main incentive is the opportunity to export goods to the U.S. without paying import duties.

Read more about EATH’s work with the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

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