- The US Chamber of Commerce’s Africa Business Initiative (ABI) launched a trade mission to four African countries and the annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum this week in order to meet with senior government and business leaders to explore trade and investment opportunities.
The trade mission includes stops in Johannesburg, South Africa; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Nairobi, Kenya; and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The trip is being anchored by the AGOA Forum which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 4-6 August.
“U.S. companies see Africa as a continent of great opportunity,” said Scott Eisner, executive director of ABI. “With more than one billion people, it is an important market for American products. The Chamber’s members are interested in investing in African markets and employing African workers to produce products to sell throughout the continent.”
The Chamber’s Africa Business Initiative was created to engage the US business community on policies that foster foreign direct investment in Africa and to facilitate new and expanded trading relations between the US and African countries.
The US Chamber is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organisations of every size, sector, and region.
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