House votes to extend Africa trade preferences

"AGOA has succeeded in deepening trade and investment ties with sub-Saharan Africa and underscoring U.S. commitment to the region," House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) said. "The apparel industry has been a major driver of employment growth in Africa under AGOA."

The bill also makes a technical fix to the Dominican Republican-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, and allows for extended sanctions against Burma.

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