Made In Madagascar

Speeches Shim

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Malagasy children
Photo: East Africa Trade & Investment Hub

Madagascar’s textile and apparel industry is the largest formal employer outside of agriculture. It has the capacity to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs if the industry can regain U.S. buyer confidence and take advantage of duty-free exports to the U.S. through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

The USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub helps Madagascar-based apparel companies to improve their efficiency and institutionalize the best practices and standards that American apparel companies require. The end result is formal employment for Malagasy workers and quality product for U.S. businesses.

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