South Africa’s future as part of AGOA uncertain

South Africa’s future as part of the Africa Growth and Opportunities Act still remains uncertain.

Debate around chicken exports from the US has become a sticking point between the two countries and could be the hinge that’s broken if an agreement is not reached soon.

Agricultural and automotive trade between the two countries has grown substantially in the last 14 years, most notably in the automotives sector.

Should South Africa be exempt under the renewed AGOA, the motor manufacturing industry may be severely affected.