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Doing Business in Africa
Africa is home to 6 of the top 10 fastest growing countries in the world and U.S. exports to sub-Saharan Africa now top $21 billion a year. We want to help you tap into those markets.
October 2015: ITA Under Secretary Stefan Selig recently launched the United States-Africa Institutional Investor Roadshow, an important move towards strengthening the United States’ commercial engagement with Africa. He was honored to join Prime Minister Hailemariam, Prime Minister Jugnauth and President Kenyatta, not to mention the dozens of delegation members representing Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Cote d’ Ivoire and the African Union. The presence and participation of these delegations was absolutely critical to the success of this inaugural roadshow. more
U/S Selig joins delegation members in NYC to kick off the US-Africa Investor Roadshow
September 2015: In Ethiopia and in four other growing African markets, 10 U.S. companies explored opportunities to do business in Africa. These five simultaneous trade missions were all part of Trade Winds—Africa, the largest-ever U.S. government-led trade mission to the continent, ultimately bringing more than 100 U.S. companies to eight growing African markets. more
Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach says Ethiopia is a leader in economic development in Africa
Infrastructure MOU: Paradigm Shift in U.S.-Kenya Relations
|In July, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled with President Obama for a historic visit to Kenya to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. While there, Secretary Pritzker signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of the United States and the Government of Kenya Concerning the Development and Implementation of Strategic Infrastructure Priority Projects in Kenya. This MOU is the product of an unprecedented level of collaboration and coordination among the U.S. Government, the Kenyan Government and the private sector. It builds on last year’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, during which|
|President Obama turned a new chapter in our trade and investment relationship with Sub-Saharan Africa. This MOU positions the United States and Kenya to catalyze on their bilateral relationship by promoting greater U.S. commercial participation and investment in Kenya’s infrastructure sector, including strategic infrastructure priority projects. The MOU helps to position U.S. companies to more effectively pursue and secure government tenders for ambitious projects that the Kenyan government is undertaking under a national plan to become a regional trade hub by building state of the art - port, rail, road, oil and gas, power generation and digital infrastructure. The MOU marks a significant paradigm shift in the way major infrastructure initiatives on the African continent are approached. Complete MOU|
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