The United States is pondering suspending Ethiopia's duty-free market status due to abuses in the Tigray region, a decision that would threaten Ethiopia's aspirations to become a light manufacturing hub.
U.S. President Donald Trump has suspended Rwanda’s ability to ship apparel products duty-free to the United States due to a trade dispute over Rwanda’s increased tariffs on American used clothing and footwear.
Early last year, a little known American trade association filed a petition with the U.S. Trade Representative -- pitting the world’s largest economy against Rwanda over an unlikely U.S. export: cast-off clothes.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will suspend duty-free treatment of clothing imports from Rwanda because the African country has imposed barriers to U.S. exports of used apparel and footwear.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has entered into a partnership agreement with the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (Hub) on manufacturing of goods destined for the US from East Africa.