[House Document 116-77] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] 116th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 116-77 TERMINATION OF THE DESIGNATION OF CAMEROON AS A BENEFICIARY SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN COUNTRY UNDER THE AFRICAN GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY ACT __________ MESSAGE from THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES transmitting NOTIFICATION OF THE INTENT TO TERMINATE THE DESIGNATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON AS A BENEFICIARY SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN COUNTRY UNDER THE AFRICAN GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY ACT AS OF JANUARY 1, 2020, PURSUANT TO 19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)(3)(B); PUBLIC LAW 93-618, SEC. 506A(a)(3)(B) (AS ADDED BY PUBLIC LAW 114-27, SEC. 105(a)(2)); (129 STAT. 365) [GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT] October 31, 2019.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed ______ U.S. GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE 99-011 WASHINGTON : 2019 To the Congress of the United States: In accordance with section 506A(a)(3)(B) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)(3)(B)), I am providing notice of my intent to terminate the designation of the Republic of Cameroon (Cameroon) as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). I am taking this step because I have determined that the Government of Cameroon currently engages in gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, contravening the eligibility requirements of section 104 of the AGOA. Despite intensive engagement between the United States and the Government of Cameroon, Cameroon has failed to address concerns regarding persistent human rights violations being committed by Cameroonian security forces. These violations include extrajudicial killings, arbitrary and unlawful detention, and torture. Accordingly, I intend to terminate the designation of Cameroon as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country under the AGOA as of January 1, 2020. I will continue to assess whether the Government of Cameroon engages in gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, in accordance with the AGOA eligibility requirements. Donald J. Trump. The White House, October 31, 2019.