Beyond AGOA Compliance: Strategies for Successful Trading & Doing Business in Africa

  • January 29, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar

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Beyond AGOA Compliance: Strategies for Successful Trading & Doing Business in Africa


Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST 





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The U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was enacted with the objective of increasing the volume of trade between the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa. It aims to achieve this by significantly reducing and eliminating tariffs and quotas for certain goods exported from qualifying African countries to the United States.


This webinar will discuss the intentions and current state of affairs for the African Growth Opportunity Act as well as the successes and challenges that have been encountered by the participating countries.  The webinar will focus on strategies to help U.S. entrepreneurs, companies, and organizations take advantage of what AGOA currently has to offer when trading with sub-Saharan African countries.  


Join OWIT on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 12 NOON EST, for this webinar which is specially targeted to women engaged in trade and business.



Sabina T. Zunzuge is the founder and owner of Beautiful Options USA (dba A Gift To Africa), Basa Body LLC and Muchero LLC - USA-based companies that educate, promote and market high-end crafts, coconut-oil skin-care , and products from indigenous African plants to women in nine African countries. Sabina partners with artisans (especially women) in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Morocco, Uganda, Ghana, Madagascar, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. She provides artisan partners with managerial support, production assistance and practical business training and sourcing. Sabina is also co-owner of One World Gifts Store in Sugar House, a store that sells local and international fair trade handmade gifts and also provides workshops to the community.


Sabina is the Chair of the of Board of Directors of Whale Center (Wellness Health And Lifestyle Education) International - Global Healing. She is also the chair of the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission and also its Commission's Committee on Women. She is currently the President of the African Chamber of Commerce of Utah, Chair of the Utah chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT), Board member of the Community Development Finance Alliance Advisory Board and a member of the Utah Women's Forum and International Women's Forum.


Sabina holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and Statistics from India and a Master's degree in Economic and Social Statistics from George Washington University, Washington DC. She has previously worked as an economic and agricultural statistician in Zimbabwe, Kenya and the USA and also in senior managerial positions in Ohio, Georgia and Utah in Behavioral Health research and information systems. She has also consulted extensively with the US Federal government on Substance Abuse and Mental Health information systems.


In 2006, Sabina was awarded a Pathfinder Award by the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce and in 2011 she also received an award as a woman of global change for the work she does with women around the world.


Sabina was the 2013 ZimExpo Business Person of the year in Dallas Texas. She has also written numerous articles and presented at numerous local and national conferences on doing business with Africa.


Sabina is a Zimbabwean native who has resided in USA for over 25 years








Members:  $25


Non-Members:  $40




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