Made-in-Liberia Products to Feature at AGOA Expo & Trade Fair

first_imgThe AGOA Expo is a Cultural and Business Platform committed to celebrate U.S – Africa Cooperation, Strengthen Bilateral Trade Relations, and to also promote AGOA Key Export Products and Investment opportunities through African Growth and Opportunity Act.The Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) is urgently inviting all exporters and potential exporters of products made in Liberia to a “Pitch Your Product” meeting on today, Friday, August 17th at 3pm at the Liberia Chamber of Commerce.LCC will join the rest of the world in the upcoming African Growth & Opportunity Act or (AGOA) Expo & Trade Fair scheduled to be held in New York, the United States on September 25th – 30th, 2018, and the Liberia Chamber of Commerce is inviting local producers of Liberian-made products to form part of this unique opportunity. According to AGOA, local producers from 40 African countries are expected at the Expo.The AGOA Expo is a Cultural and Business Platform committed to celebrate U.S – Africa Cooperation, Strengthen Bilateral Trade Relations, and to also promote AGOA Key Export Products and Investment opportunities through African Growth and Opportunity Act.The Liberia Chamber of Commerce – AGOA Trade & Resource Center (ATRC)The Chamber currently works with Export Ready Companies, providing technical and practical assistance relating to exporting under AGOA.  We are looking for companies that has the following characteristics:  Quality, Quantity, and Frequency.According to the Chamber, despite AGOA eligibility, Liberia has arguably not taken full advantage of the duty-free preferences. Liberia’s exports to the U.S. in 2016 were just over $100 million or approximately 3% of total exports. Further, exports under the AGOA program were just over $1 million which is less than 2% of total exports to the U.S. This low value of export under AGOA is composed of just 5 products out of the 80 product lines that Liberia exported to the U.S. in 2016.Finally, of the small export to the U.S., multiple product categories that would otherwise qualify for duty-free import under AGOA did not claim such preferences. In spite of the low volume of export to the U.S. and low utilization of AGOA, Liberia does have a viable export sector with at least 20 product lines that would be eligible for AGOA if exported to the U.S. Of these goods, several are highly demanded in the U.S. suggesting ample opportunity for Liberia to export to the U.S.How to participate: Bring A Sample of Your Product on Friday August 17, 2018 at 3p at the Chamber of Commerce.Do a five (5) minutes pitch on the products, and you might win a chance to display your product at the AGOA Expo & Trade Fair in New York (sponsored by Members of LCC).*Rule of Origin applies Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL PRAYS FOR PAUL AS LITTLE FIGHTER HAS HIS OPERATION TO WALK TODAY

first_imgAnne-Marie admits she is spoiling her son Paul a little before his operation today – and why not?The young Donegal boy who is battling to walk for the very first time is to have his make-or-break operation tonight.Paul Doherty, 5, will go under the surgeon’s knife at 3pm local time in Missouri, America and 9pm Irish time.The brave Killygordon lad was born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy which left him in a wheelchair. The operation is called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) and involves cutting some of the nerves in Paul’s spinal cord that are misfiring the muscles in his leg.But Paul’s mum had heard of a pioneering surgery, Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), which involves cutting some of the nerves in Paul’s spinal cord that are misfiring the muscles in his leg.Now Anne-Marie Doherty has asked people to pray for her little boy in the hope that the operation is a success and that he will have a chance to walk one day.The Doherty family, who were supported by the people of Donegal in raising 60,000 euro, yesterday met with Dr Park, the man who will perform Paul’s surgery. Anne-Marie told Donegal Daily “We were at the children’s hospital today and met with Dr. Park and his team. We got on great and the surgery is scheduled for 3pm local time (9pm at home).“They are going to perform a slightly bigger procedure than they anticipated but this will help Paul to walk better later.“Also, Paul might need a second operation in 10 days on his heel cords and hamstrings. It’s not the best situation now but it will be for the best in the future,” she revealed.At the start of her campaign last year, Anne-Marie told Donegal Daily how she would love nothing more than to see her son walk into school.   DONEGAL PRAYS FOR PAUL AS LITTLE FIGHTER HAS HIS OPERATION TO WALK TODAY was last modified: March 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalKillygordonoperationpaul dohertyWALKlast_img read more

Harvey’s Point win All-Ireland Customer Service Award

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-loved hotels has picked up an All-Ireland title at this week’s Irish Restaurant Awards, also known as the Food Oscars. The team at the four-star hotel have earned the Best Customer Service Award for their outstanding work within the industry over the last 12 months.General Manager Noel Cunningham shared his delight with the win, saying: “We are totally chuffed! Thanks go to our excellent team who go the extra mile in pursuing Guest Service excellence.” Best Customer Service – All Ireland – Harvey’s PointHarvey’s Point is well known for going above and beyond to make customers feel welcome with quality service, which has earned the hotel a top place on the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice list for many years. The hotel is currently number two out of the Top 25 Hotels in Ireland, according to TripAdvisor traveller reviews.Harvey’s were counted among the premier restaurant and hospitality establishments in Ireland for 2018 at the Restaurants Association of Ireland All-Ireland Finals on May 14th. Over 1,000 restaurateurs and staff attended the sold out, black tie event at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road which celebrated the achievements and perseverance within the industry over the last 12 months.Now in its tenth year, the Awards have continued the trend of growing in both attendee numbers and industry esteem. Over 90,000 online nominations were received for Irish restaurants and hospitality businesses this year.Awards were received from 21 categories that included all areas of the sector and keeping with recent movements, the awards introduced their newest category this year, Best ‘Free From’, which received an impressive response from nominees and the general public. On the night, Liam Edwards, President of the Restaurants Association of Ireland spoke about the resilience of the industry saying, “As an industry, the restaurateurs, pub-owners and entrepreneurs of Ireland, continue to defy the odds. You strive to create jobs, expand upon Ireland’s understanding of food standards and world cuisine, all while maintaining exemplary customer service. Your support of Irish produce has never been greater and for this you should be wholeheartedly applauded.”Harvey’s Point win All-Ireland Customer Service Award was last modified: May 18th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:harvey’s pointhospitalityhotelirish restaurant awardsTripAdvisorlast_img read more