Ebrahim Patel, the minister of trade, industry & competition, is confident South Africa has demonstrated to the US that the continuation of the African Growth & Opportunity Act (Agoa) must include as many African countries as possible if it is to succeed.

“We were able to illustrate the connections between African countries, the way in which our supply chains are connected,” he said, in reference to the 20th Agoa Forum held in Johannesburg at the beginning of November...

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