U.S.-Africa Business Center is a 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.
Since 2009, the U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) has been the preeminent voice advocating for increased trade between the U.S. and Africa, with a focus on leading the U.S. business community into deeper engagement with Africa’s regional economic communities, the established African private sector, and small and medium enterprises from Africa and the U.S. Its relationships with key members of Congress, the administration, and foreign governments open doors for strategic dialogues that advance private sector involvement in Africa.
Leadership and staff
- President, U.S.-Africa Business Center, Sr. Vice President
- Vice President, U.S.-Africa Business Center
- Executive Director, U.S.-Africa Business Center
- Manager, U.S.-Africa Business Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Associate Manager and Sustainability Lead, U.S.-Africa Business Center
- Senior Advisor, U.S.-Africa Business Center
U.S.-Africa Business Forum: December 14
On December 14, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Corporate Council on Africa will host the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a major step in strengthening the U.S. and Africa’s commercial ties.
Join the conversation to #AdvanceWithAfrica at the #USAfricaBizForum.
The U.S.-South Africa Business Council represents U.S. companies from virtually every sector participating in or looking to interact with the Southern African market, aiming to energize both governments and serving as a platform for companies to form lasting partnerships.
Research and reports
This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the Nomination of Grant Harris to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis at the Department of Commerce.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-South Africa Business Council (US-SABC) named Nyimpini Mabunda, Chief Executive Officer of Southern Africa for General Electric (GE), as its new chair.
A trade agreement between the two countries would be the first of its kind between the U.S. and a sub-Saharan African country.
Implications for the Future of the U.S.-Africa Trade Relationship
WASHINGTON, DC, - Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC), in partnership with Covington and the American Chamber of Commerce Kenya, released a new in-depth analysis “U.S.-Kenya Trade Negotiations: Implications for the Future of the U.S.-Africa Trade Relationship,” examining the challenges and benefits of a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the U.S. and Kenya.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) named Eugene Willemsen, Chief Executive Officer for Africa, Middle East, South Asia at PepsiCo, as its new chair, effective March 2021.
The U.S. Chamber recently shared a slate of Recommendations to the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress on Africa. Read them here.
The future of the U.S. export-driven economy lies in Africa. Sound investment and regulatory policies, coupled with strategic bilateral and multilateral engagements between business and government, represent the most significant opportunity to halt reversals and unlock potential growth in emerging and frontier economies across the continent. The U.S.–Africa Business Center encourages the Biden-Harris administration to move quickly to engage Africa's political and business leadership, opening new doors for U.S. and African workers and enhancing shared prosperity. Please find the Chamber's Recommendations to the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress on U.S. Policy towards Africa, attached.
Here are the key takeaways from the U.S. Chamber's Policy Power Hour: America's Global Competitiveness on Jan. 13, 2021.