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Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa

Under a formal agreement with the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Commercial Service maintains a “Partner Post” program in markets where USCS does not have its own operations. Through this program, CS South Africa and CS Kenya provide guidance and support to State Department economic/commercial section at Sub-Saharan Africa Partner Posts to provide market information and deliver standard Commercial Service products and services (e.g. Gold Key Service, International Company Profile) in the market.

Please find below the contact information for CS “partner post” markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. To request information or services, please contact the economic/commercial officers and specialists and copy the advising Commercial Service trade specialist located in either South Africa or Kenya.


Jon Magsaysay, Economic & Commercial Officer

U.S. Embassy Luanda

Phone: +244 222 641000

Email: MagsaysayJJ@state.gov

Website: http://angola.usembassy.gov/business.html

Luis Fernandes, Economic and Commercial Specialist

U.S. Embassy Luanda

Phone: +244 222 641000 ext.1646

Email: LuisF@state.gov

Website: http://angola.usembassy.gov/business.html

Luiza Duarte-Hay, Senior Commercial Specialist

Commercial Service South Africa

Phone: +27 11 290 3103

Email: Luiza.DuarteHay@trade.gov

For more information on the Angola market, please visit: http://angola.usembassy.gov/business.html