The mission of the U.S.-Africa Business Center is to build lasting prosperity for Africans and Americans through job creation and entrepreneurial spirit.

The U.S.-Africa Business Center (U.S.-AfBC) is the preeminent voice in the global business community advocating for increased trade between the United States and Africa. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce created the U.S.-AfBC  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, as well as small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs).

Since embarking on its initial Africa program in May 2009, the Chamber has made great strides in bridging the gap between U.S. business and Africa. The establishment of the Center marks the Chamber’s next step as the leader of the U.S. private sector’s commitment to Africa, with the goal of advancing policies that attract greater investment and support trade with our partners throughout the continent.

The biggest obstacles to economic engagement across Africa are the unknown and perceived risks. The Center helps both American and African companies mitigate these risks through advocacy, access, and the identification of investment opportunities.

Its relationships with key members of Congress, the administration, and foreign governments open doors for strategic dialogues that advance private sector involvement in Africa.

Through its board of directors and task forces, councils, and working groups, the Center advocates for a meaningful African focus in Washington’s trade agenda.

Recent Activity

ReportFeb 22, 2017 - 9:00am

Globally Connected, Locally Delivered: The Economic Impact of Cross-Border ICT Services

This report uses a model to quantify the economic impact of full liberalisation of cross-border ICT services rules globally by creating an open, competitive marketplace. The report examines a group of eight globally important markets from a diverse range of economic development, including Brazil, the European Union, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, Turkey, and Vietnam. Our findings demonstrate across the board benefits.

Press ReleaseFeb 14, 2017 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Hosts Nigerian Trade Minister for Roundtable Discussion with U.S. Business Leaders

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center today hosted Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment H.E. Okechukwu E. Enelamah for a roundtable discussion with U.S. business executives. The conversation focused on enhancing the trade and investment relationship between the U.S. and Nigeria.

Press ReleaseNov 11, 2016 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Honors President of Senegal Macky Sall with U.S.-Africa Business Center Outstanding Leaders' Award

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored H.E. Macky Sall, president of the Republic of Senegal, with the U.S.-Africa Business Center Outstanding Leaders' Award. The U.S.-Africa Business Center presented the award at the U.S. Chamber in recognition of President Sall’s leadership in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

EventNov 11, 2016 - 11:00am

U.S.-Africa Business Center Outstanding Leaders' Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored H.E. Macky Sall, president of the Republic of Senegal, with the U.S.-Africa Business Center Outstanding Leaders' Award.

EventNov 11, 2016 - 11:00am

Governors from the Lake Region in Kenya Visit the Chamber

Governors from the Lake Region in Kenya visited the Chamber to explore opportunities for collaboration

Press ReleaseOct 18, 2016 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber Releases New Report on Trade Facilitation in East Africa

Outlines Transformational Projects and Opportunities for U.S. Investment

ReportOct 14, 2016 - 5:15pm

Building the Future: A Look at the Economic Potential of East Africa

This report highlights the projects that have the potential to transform the future of EAC trade both regionally and globally and the ways in which U.S. firms can engage as investors and service providers.

EventSep 26, 2016 - 10:00am

Global Women’s Issues

Ministerial Breakfast on Women and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

Press ReleaseSep 20, 2016 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Names Aliko Dangote Co-Chair of U.S.-Africa Business Center

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in a show of further commitment to collaboration by the business communities in the United States and across Africa, today named Aliko Dangote, Africa’s most successful businessman, as the co-chair of its U.S.-Africa Business Center.

EventJul 27, 2016 - 10:11am

Africa Business

Africa Business forum to discuss today’s business environment in Africa.