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The mission of the ABI is to engage the U.S. business community on legislative policies that foster foreign direct investment in Africa, to facilitate trade between the United States and African countries, and to introduce U.S. companies to the continent's vast economic opportunities.

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During the past 10 years, GDP of the 11 largest African countries increased 51%, more than twice the world's 23%. https://t.co/2nWi90RHXX



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E.g., 11/25/2015
E.g., 11/25/2015
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.

1 month 6 days ago
In the News


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.

1 month 3 weeks ago
Issue Brief

Revised November 17, 2014

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is monitoring the Ebola outbreak. While we do not anticipate any imminent or significant impacts to businesses due to the virus, it’s smart to be informed and prepared. Similar to the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009, the Chamber will continue to monitor the ongoing situation in Africa and developments in the United States.

Below, you will find some basics about the outbreak and resources, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to help members stay informed as circumstances change.

1 year 1 week ago

We are writing letters to the next president to share our vision for the business community.

See our advice—and share yours—for the 45th president.