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The U.S.-Africa Business Forum Begins New Chapter in U.S.-Africa Commercial Relations

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This week, the U.S.-Africa Business Forum welcomed over 40 heads of state, 50 African delegations, and 250 African and American companies to explore ways to deepen our trade and investment partnership. The U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Corporate Council on Africa, in partnership with the U.S. government’s Prosper Africa initiative, co-hosted the first U.S.-Africa...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Appoints New Members of the President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

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Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo has appointed 24 members to the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) to serve a two-year term. The PAC-DBIA was established in 2014 to provide recommendations and analysis to the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa. Over the next two years, the...

Deputy Secretary Graves Concludes Trip to West Africa: Addresses Increasing Economic Empowerment of Women and Bilateral Commercial Engagement Across Continent

On Saturday, June 19, Deputy Secretary Don Graves concluded his trip to West Africa, where he met with representatives from the governments of Côte d'Ivoire & Ghana, participated in key commercial forums to drive investment and create opportunities for U.S. businesses across Africa, and engaged with private sector and NGO representatives. Deputy Secretary Graves is the highest-ranking official to...