US lobbying: Ethiopia fights to reverse AGOA trade suspension

In depth
This article is part of the dossier: Africa’s Top 10 lobbying operations in Washington, D.C

By Julian Pecquet
Posted on Monday, 7 February 2022 15:27, updated on Thursday, 21 April 2022 21:38

Protesters hold Ethiopian flags during a demonstration against U.S. sanctions in front of the White House in Washington
Protesters hold Ethiopian flags during a demonstration against U.S. sanctions in front of the White House in Washington, U.S., December 5, 2021. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

In the third instalment of our series on the Top 10 lobbying operations by African actors in the United States, we look at the Ethiopian lobby's push to preserve duty-free access to the US market.

With the US President Joe Biden administration sensing an ‘opportune’ time for peace negotiations to end the conflict in northern Ethiopia, the Addis Ababa government and its diaspora supporters are doubling down on their lobbying campaign to restore trade benefits.

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