#1 How will the United States specifically benefit from the AGOA? Who is on the opposing side of the AGOA?
#2 We know sourcing from Asia means “cheap” and sourcing from the Western-Hemisphere means “fast”. But what could be incentives for U.S. companies to source from Africa? In other words, what are the unique competitiveness of Africa as a sourcing destination?
#3 Will the “third-country fabric” provision in the AGOA discourage investment in Africa’s textile industry? Why or why not?
#4 Why do you think the AGOA doesn’t adopt the “yarn-forward” rules of origin? Should it?
#5 It is said that the AGOA has been “underutilized” by the apparel industry. What is your view?
#6 What are the considerations behind the 10-year extension of the AGOA in 2015? To decide whether to further extend the AGOA beyond 2025, what factors should be considered?
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