The U.S Embassy host a Roundtable on AGOA
Yaounde June 13, 2012
On Thursday, June 14 the United States Embassy will host a high-level roundtable discussion in conjunction with Global Economic Statecraft Day. It will be a learning event aimed at educating local business leaders on how to take advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Ambassador Robert P. Jackson will offer opening remarks in the Embassy’s Multi-Purpose room, starting at 9:00 am. The roundtable is expected to finish by 12:30 pm. The attendees will be high-level Cameroon government officials, business leaders and corporate associations. The theme of the roundtable will be: “turning U.S. development programs into trade opportunities and taking advantage of AGOA.”
The event is simultaneous with the opening day of the African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum in Washington, D.C., which will be hosted by Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The purpose of the forum is to mount a serious and sustained commitment to placing economic statecraft and trade at the center of United States foreign policy.
Cameroonian exports to the U.S. rose almost eight percent over the last year. AGOA success stories, while rare, are increasingly common. The roundtable will also be in conjunction with the West Africa Trade Hub’s Enhanced AGOA Resource Center (EARC).
For more information, please contact the United States Embassy in Yaounde, Press section Tel 22 20 15 00, ext 4162 or 4273.