Businesses advised to take advantage of AGOA

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SELEBI-PHIKWE: Business owners in the SPEDU Region have been advised to take advantage of the 6 500 African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) product lines and items that are similar to those on the USA market.

Speaking at the first-ever buyer/seller forum held here this week, the Director of the Department of Industrial Affairs, Violet Mosele, said the USA has given all African countries an opportunity to sell their products but they are failing to meet the quotas. 

Mosele said two Asian countries are producing more quantity than all African countries put together and selling to America. She advised businesses in the region to produce items that use raw materials from within the country on order, to reduce costs of production.

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