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Eighth AGOA Forum

8th AGOA Forum logoThe eighth AGOA Forum (African Growth and Opportunity Act) was held in Nairobi, Kenya , August 4-6, 2009. The theme of this year’s Forum was “Realizing the Full Potential of AGOA through Expansion of Trade and Investment.” The Forum focused on a number of crucial trade and economic issues, including but not limited to how countries can take full advantage of the range of export opportunities that AGOA offers. The Ministerial discussions were held on August 5-6, and the private sector and civil society groups held related events on August 4.

AGOA Website
U.S.-African Trade Profile
ITA Testimony before Congress at a hearing entitled: "U.S.-Africa Trade Relations: Creating a Platform for Economic Growth"

Tradeology: noun: an ongoing dialogue about issues that impact international trade

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U.S. Metropolitan Area Export Data

What metropolitan area in the United States contributed the largest percentage of its state's export value in the first half of 2008? ITA's Office of Trade and Industry Information has the answer.

U.S. Metro Area Exports

Travel and Tourism Research Programs

The Office of Travel & Tourism Industries (OTTI) functions as the U.S. federal tourism office. A core responsibility is to collect, analyze and disseminate international travel and tourism statisics for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statisitcal System.

Selected OTTI Research Programs:

Forecast of International Arrivals to the U.S. Program
International Travel Receipts And Payments Program
Travel and Toursim Satellite Account Program


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