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Yesterday, the USAfBC was honored to host a luncheon featuring President Geingob, and First Lady Geingos. https://t.co/TbPVqofv15

04/27/2016

.@USChamberAfrica meets with Nigeria's Ministry of ICT to coordinate efforts to promote the growth of its industry. https://t.co/RRKerWbPTN

03/23/2016

South Africa Keeps U.S. Duty-Free Access After Trade Dispute https://t.co/KqSgxQS6bf

03/18/2016

Timeline

The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

E.g., 04/29/2016
E.g., 04/29/2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant will lead a U.S. Chamber delegation to West Africa this week for the first time since the launch of the U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) last December.

Brilliant, along with USAfBC President Scott Eisner, will visit Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria over seven days, meeting with leading private sector and government officials to discuss ways to promote bilateral trade, economic growth, and job creation.

1 month 2 weeks ago
Testimony

Scott Eisner's testimony to the U.S. Trade Representative on January 28, 2016. 

3 months 1 day ago
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced the formation of the U.S.-Africa Business Center (USABC), launching efforts to lead the U.S. business community in a new period of unprecedented engagement with Africa’s regional economic communities, the established African private sector, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

4 months 2 weeks ago
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce partnered with the World Bank Group to unveil a study of more than 75 world economies, titled Benchmarking Public Procurement 2016, which found that most of the countries have at least one major deficiency in transparency, affecting the ability of private companies to do business with governments in bidding and executing public procurement contracts.

6 months 1 week ago
In the News

By LAURENCE ANDERSON

In 2014, US President Barack Obama announced an initiative to help bring 30,000 megawatts of permanent power generation to Africa.

This is a worthy goal that companies like mine support. However, the unfortunate reality is that, to date, Power Africa only has resulted in approximately 2,500 megawatts of new capacity.

Press Release

Initiative Aims to Drive Trade Between U.S. and ECOWAS Community

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched today the U.S.-ECOWAS Business Initiative (USEBI), which will serve as a trade and advocacy coalition created through a partnership between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). USEBI will aim to promote trade and strengthen economic and commercial ties between the United States and ECOWAS.

7 months 2 days ago