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U.S. cuts off Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea from Africa duty-free trade program

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Saturday blocked Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from access to a duty-free trade program, following through on President Joe Biden’s threat to do so over human rights violations and recent coups. “The United States today terminated Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from the AGOA trade preference program due to actions taken by each of their governments in violation of the AGOA Statute,” the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said in a statement. President Joe Biden warned in November that Ethiopia would be cut off from the AGOA duty-free trading regime due to all…

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