June 15, 2017


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center today hosted President of the Republic of Mozambique H.E. Filipe Nyusi for a roundtable discussion with American business leaders. President Nyusi is the first Head of State from the African continent to visit the U.S. Chamber since the beginning of the Trump administration.

“Mozambique is an important partner for American businesses. Natural resources help to diversify its economy, and exports to the country support American jobs and economic growth,” said Scott Eisner, president of the U.S.-Africa Business Center and senior vice president for African Affairs at the Chamber. “Today’s conversation focused on enhancing trade facilitation and strengthening the bilateral investment relationship between the U.S. and Mozambique, and President Nyuis has made it clear that he hopes to support and improve the country’s business climate.”

Since embarking on its initial Africa program in May 2009, the Chamber has worked to bridge the gap between U.S. business and Africa. This week, the U.S.-Africa Business Center released its Investor Confidence Indicator for Africa (ICIFA) to inform and support business investment and government policy decision making in Africa.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Its International Affairs division includes more than 70 regional and policy experts and 25 country- and region-specific business councils and initiatives. The U.S. Chamber also works closely with 117 American Chambers of Commerce abroad. The U.S.-Africa Business Center is the preeminent voice in the global business community advocating for increased trade between the United States and Africa.