Washington, DC – Deputy United States Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney will lead the U.S. delegation at the 2019 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, held August 5-6, 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
The annual forum provides a platform for promoting stronger economic ties between the United States and qualifying sub-Saharan African countries that receive enhanced U.S. market access under AGOA.
The theme of this year’s Forum is “AGOA and the Future: Developing a New Paradigm to Guide U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment.” The 2019 AGOA Forum brings together African and American government officials, civil society representatives, and private sector leaders to discuss current trade and investment relations and possibilities for future engagement. The two-day ministerial forum will be preceded by meetings on August 4 that will include representatives from the private sector and civil society.
Led by Ambassador Mahoney, the U.S. delegation will include senior officials from the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Labor, and Treasury, as well as other U.S. government agencies, Members of Congress and staff.