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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. Sign up today to:

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President Obama speaking in Ghana


“Through the DBIA campaign, we are responding to the emergence of African regional economic communities, and working with our partners to deepen integration, reduce barriers to trade and investment, and support existing and new investments by American businesses. By doing so, we continue the work of creating jobs and expanding economic opportunity that will help drive our economy and support the growth of our African trading partners...”

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Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker West Africa Energy Mission

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead an Energy Business Development Mission to West Africa with stops in Ghana and Nigeria from May 18-23, 2014. This mission will promote U.S. exports to Africa by helping U.S. companies launch or increase their business in the energy sector in West Africa.  It will also help the African region develop and manage energy resources and systems, build out power generation and transmission, and distribution.  

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Flags of the Four Featured African Countries

Featured Opportunities

Sectoral investment opportunities in Senegal, Cape Verde, Sierra Leone, and Malawi. These four countries are looking to improve their Agriculture sector and are looking for American companies in a variety of Agribusiness areas.

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Doing Business in Africa

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President Obama believes that sub-Saharan Africa can be the world’s next major economic success story.  In June 2012, the President issued the “U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa,” committing the United States to elevate our efforts to spur economic growth, trade, and investment in sub-Saharan Africa.

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