African Growth and Opportunity Act creates jobs, benefits entrepreneurs

The African Growth and Opportunity Act is responsible for the creation of about 350,000 direct jobs for Africa and another million or so indirect jobs.

Congress renews landmark U.S.-Africa trade legislation

The AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015 would extend the landmark law, originally enacted in May 2000, for another 10 years.
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The world counts on the dollar

The world has 180 currencies, but the U.S. dollar is used in more international transactions than any other thanks to its stability.
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U.S. initiative strengthens economic growth in the Americas

Learn more about the U.S. government's plan to bring jobs and economic growth to North, Central and South America through energy and infrastructure.
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Here’s how the coronavirus could change supply chains

The novel coronavirus is making business owners rethink logistics. The pandemic drives home the need for changes in supply chains.

Building better ties through trade

The United States is eager to improve connections among producers and consumers in the United States and East Asia to benefit all trading partners. That...
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International investors find plenty of opportunities in the U.S.

No country attracts more foreign direct investment than the U.S. That's good for U.S. workers, but also for overseas investors' profits.

U.S. and other Pacific Rim countries reach ‘very big deal’

In a landmark agreement, countries accounting for nearly half of the world's economy have committed to cut trade barriers and set common standards.
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Clothing giant looks to Ethiopia as start-to-finish supplier

Clothing company PVH has added Ethiopia to its supply chain in a big way with an environmentally friendly industrial park employing thousands of women.