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    Is AGOA the Next Trade Deal to Go?

    He’s always said it was “America First.” President Trump began his trade legacy by abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Then he gave notice on NAFTA. Now advocates worry his attention will turn to the lesser known Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). It’s popular with Congress on both sides of the aisle and supports an estimated 120,000 U.S. jobs — though some contend it favors certain African nations over others. Yet experts worry AGOA, designed to develop impoverished African economies, not America’s, will fail to meet Trump’s trade policy standards.

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