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2016 also represents a pivotal election year for #Africa that should not be overlooked by the U.S. (via @politico) https://t.co/1WcpxkqW5G

02/10/2016

President Barack Obama signs Africa electricity initiative into law. https://t.co/NwgFXq7HVE

02/10/2016

.@CocaCola looks to #Africa as its next major consumer market with one of the highest rates of growth in the world. https://t.co/pRXrHmXIw1

02/09/2016

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The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

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Testimony

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

2 weeks 4 hours 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).

1 month 4 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.

3 months 3 weeks 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.

4 months 2 weeks ago