U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Investment: Programs and Policy Direction [Updated June 20, 2001] [open pdf - 60KB]
"U.S. trade with sub-Saharan Africa, like investment, is a small share of U.S. world totals. Several government programs promote U.S. trade and investment through loan guarantees, preferential tariffs for foreign products, credit insurance, and other means, and although these programs assist commercial transactions with sub-Saharan Africa, they are not exclusive to the region. The Clinton Administration took several major initiatives to improve U.S. economic relations with sub-Saharan Africa. In May 2000, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Title I of P.L. 106-200, the Trade and Development Act of 2000), which offers economic benefits to sub-Saharan countries, was enacted. This report will be updated periodically."
CRS Report for Congress, RS20063
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