19 U.S. Code § 3702 - Statement of policy

§ 3702.
Statement of policy
Congress supports—
encouraging increased trade and investment between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa;
reducing tariff and nontariff barriers and other obstacles to sub-Saharan African and United States trade;
expanding United States assistance to sub-Saharan Africa’s regional integration efforts;
negotiating reciprocal and mutually beneficial trade agreements, including the possibility of establishing free trade areas that serve the interests of both the United States and the countries of sub-Saharan Africa;
focusing on countries committed to the rule of law, economic reform, and the eradication of poverty;
strengthening and expanding the private sector in sub-Saharan Africa, especially enterprises owned by women and small businesses;
facilitating the development of civil societies and political freedom in sub-Saharan Africa;
establishing a United States-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum;
the accession of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions; and
promoting the role of women in social, political, and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa.
(Pub. L. 106–200, title I, § 103, May 18, 2000, 114 Stat. 253; Pub. L. 114–27, title I, § 106(a), June 29, 2015, 129 Stat. 368.)

2015—Par. (10). Pub. L. 114–27 added par. (10).


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