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US removal of Ethiopia from free trade deal likely to worsen crisis: Ethiopian envoy

Washington, Nov 15 (UNI/Sputnik) Washington’s decision to remove Ethiopia from the list of beneficiaries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which gives access to duty-free trade, could adversely affect the livelihood of 200,000 workers, mostly women, Ambassador to the United States Fitsum Arega told Sputnik.
"Ethiopia is grateful for the AGOA privilege. We have been really attracting foreign investors from the US, Europe and Asia. Because of AGOA, some 200,000 plus people, mostly women, have got direct and indirect jobs for the first time in their lives. These rural women who have kids, and taking away this meager income will put them in a life and death situation. So, this will never help at all. It will worsen the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia," he said.
When asked whether he had a chance to discuss the issue with anyone in the American administration, Arega said that the US had just informed the country of the decision.
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