December 13, 2018


Strategy Will Develop “Prosper Africa” Initiative to Strengthen Economic Ties

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Scott Eisner, president of the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Africa Business Center, today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s announcement of a new Africa strategy:

“The U.S.-Africa Business Center welcomes the Trump administration’s renewed focus on supporting the competitiveness of American business on the African continent. As the leading organization promoting American trade and investment in Africa, we recognize the need for U.S. business to seize the many opportunities that exist. If the U.S. doesn’t, our competitors will.

“Working with the administration, we look forward to offering business insights to shape the Prosper Africa initiative as well as free, fair, and rules-based trade between Africa and the United States.”

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 80 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.