Statement From Ambassador Katherine Tai on the African Growth and Opportunity Act Eligibility Review

November 02, 2022

 WASHINGTON – Ambassador Katherine Tai today released the following statement on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA):

“Today, President Biden announced his intent to terminate Burkina Faso from the AGOA trade preference program as of January 1, 2023. Our Administration is deeply concerned by the unconstitutional changes in government in Burkina Faso.  The country is set to be removed from this program for failing to meet the requirements of AGOA.  The United States urges Burkina Faso to take necessary actions to meet the statutory criteria and return to elective democracy.  I will provide Burkina Faso with clear benchmarks for a pathway toward reinstatement and our Administration will work with them to achieve that objective.”