May 14, 2015 / 4:31 PM / 2 years ago

U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passes African trade bill

WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - Legislation to extend duty-free access to the United States for African countries and other developing nations passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday.

The Senate voted 97-1 to extend trade preferences as part of a package of trade legislation. (Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Bill Trott)

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