Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Last Published: 6/26/2017
Niger is a member of multilateral, regional, and sub-regional organizations whose rules govern its trade.  In addition to the WTO, Niger belongs to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).  Both organizations seek to increase cooperation in trade, investment, and financial flows among countries in the region.  ECOWAS also seeks to harmonize business practices and tariffs among member states.  Niger is also part of the WAEMU customs union, which has eliminated trade barriers between all eight member states on authorized goods.  A common external tariff of 20 percent maximum has been established on all imported goods from non-member states of the union. 
Moreover, Niger receives non-reciprocal preferential treatment from the European Union, the United States, and other WTO Members under their generalized systems of preferences.  Niger also benefit from trade-related technical assistance.  Niger is a beneficiary country of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), and as of 2016 met all requirements for eligibility.

 

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Niger Trade Development and Promotion Trade Agreements