The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into law on May 18, 2000 as Title 1 of The Trade and Development Act of 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets. [according to site editor's information]
COMPETE is a regional program that is working to improve trade in 15 countries in East and Central Africa by harmonizing regional trade and transit policies and procedures, developing financial markets, supporting private sector trade associations, developing value chains in staple foods, cotton/textiles, and coffee and building capacity of regional businesses to take advantage of preferential trade opportunities.
Funded by USAID/East Africa COMPETE pursues an African, private-sector led reform agenda. ... [according to site editor's information]