© 2022 KMUW
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

African Nation Benefits from Free-Trade Program

Eleven new clothing factories open in Lesotho, making the kingdom Africa's largest exporter of textiles to the United States. The African Growth and Opportunity Act -- U.S. trade legislation lifting tariffs on hundreds of products from sub-Saharan Africa -- is credited with transforming Lesotho's economy. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.