ANNOUNCEMENT 22 Aug 2017
These benefits are contingent upon a country taking action to prevent transshipment of goods from other countries outside of Africa.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
In a Federal Register notice published on August 22, 2017 (Volume 82, Number 161) and effective immediately, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative determined that Togo has adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent the unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with the shipment of such articles, and has implemented and follows, or is making substantial progress towards implementing and following, necessary custom procedures. As a result, imports of eligible products from Togo qualify for the textile and apparel benefits provided under the African Growth and Opportunity Act.