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AGOA Exporter of the Year Awards 2022

2022-05-13

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For Immediate Release 

 

Invitation to participate in the South Africa AGOA Exporter of the Year Awards 2022

Pretoria, 9 May 2022

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 South Africa AGOA Exporter of the Year Awards

Hosted by the International Trade Institute of Southern Africa (ITRISA) with the support of the USAID Southern African Trade and Investment Hub (USAID TradeHub), the awards aim to recognise and reward outstanding performance and noteworthy efforts of exporters in overcoming market entry hurdles and achieving successful and consistent trade with the U.S. under the US African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Award Categories:

  • Small-sized exporter to the U.S. under AGOA (annual turnover < ZAR40M)
  • Medium-sized exporter to the U.S. under AGOA (annual turnover ZAR40M - ZAR150M)
  • Large-sized exporter to the U.S. under AGOA (annual turnover > ZAR150M)
  • Black-owned enterprise exporter to the U.S. under AGOA
  • Youth-owned exporter to the U.S. under AGOA
  • Female-owned exporter to the U.S. under AGOA
  • Overall Winner

Eligibility:

  • Participating businesses must be privately owned and ultimately held by citizens / residents of South Africa.
  • Participating businesses must actively be exporting to the U.S. under AGOA.

Nomination Criteria:

  • Extent of exports to the U.S. under AGOA (as a percentage of total exports)
  • Innovation, i.e., any innovative practices used to achieve export success in the US
  • Market Development, i.e., the effectiveness of the company’s U.S. market entry and/or expansion strategies
  • People and Culture, i.e., the company’s internal achievements in terms of job creation and skills development
  • Strategic Business Practices, i.e., evidence of good management practices, adherence to recognised quality standards, and commitment to social responsibility initiatives
  • AGOA eligibility of the products being exported

How to Participate:

Link to nomination form and awards/event information

Nomination Submission Deadline:

31 May 2022

Awards Ceremony & Prizegiving:

Hybrid event to take place on 29 June 2022. Physical attendees by RSVP only.

Venue:  

TBA and Virtual YouTube livestream.

Enquiries:

Corban Thomson - corbanthomson@itrisa.co.za 

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