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Zambia: Tourism Infrastructure Opportunities for US Companies

Zambia is a politically stable, multi-party democracy, rich in natural resources. Its relatively open economy has averaged more than six percent real GDP growth over the past five years and was ranked one of the fastest growing economies in the world in a recent report by The Economist magazine. Through market liberalization, fiscal discipline, [...]

Going Global Webinars for US Firms

The following is a list of free webinars from a variety of resources on going global. Go Global Webinar Series (US Census Bureau) Where to Get Started Preparing Your Business for Export Picking Your Market - Trade Research Find Buyers and Making Contact - US Commercial Services Can Help Find Buyers and Making Contact - Foreign [...]

Uganda: Market Opportunities for US Companies

Strong macroeconomic management and general political stability have helped this fast-growing country of 31 million improve its business environment over the past decade. However, high levels of corruption, poor infrastructure, a shortage of human capital and a dearth of affordable financing remain significant hurdles for businesses in all [...]

Tunisia: Market Opportunities for US Firms

Tunisia is strategically located in the heart of the southern Mediterranean coast and is an ideal platform for business with Europe, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. It has the most diversified economy in the region and with a population of slightly over 10 million, it has one of the highest standards of living on the continent. The country [...]

Tanzania: Market Opportunities for US Firms

Tanzania returned to strong 7% GDP growth in 2010, helped by consistent stable macroeconomic policies. Inflation declined below the double digits of 2009, though increased again in early 2011 due to growing fuel and food prices. Exports performed particularly well in 2010; gold alone brought in 1.4 billion US dollars, overtaking the tourism sector [...]

Morocco: Market Opportunities for US Firms

The U.S.-Moroccan Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which went into effect in 2006, is one of the most comprehensive free trade agreements that the U.S. has ever negotiated. Morocco is the second Arab and first African nation to have an FTA with the U.S. The FTA provides U.S. exporters increased access to the Moroccan market by eliminating tariffs on [...]

Swaziland: Transport Sector Opportunities for US Firms

Swaziland is a small country (slightly smaller than New Jersey), with a population of 1.1 million. It is bordered by South Africa and Mozambique. According to official estimates, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 1.3 percent in 2011 compared to 2 percent in 2010. The weak economic performance observed in 2011 can be explained by a [...]

Nigeria: Power and Agriculture Sector Opportunities in Nigeria

Nigeria accounts for over 40 percent of imports in West Africa and ranks among Africa’s largest consumer markets, third after Egypt and South Africa. It offers growth opportunities in many industry sectors for U.S. exports such as aerospace (aircraft and parts); agricultural products (wheat, dairy, poultry and packaged food) and equipment; [...]

Sao Tome and Principe: Infrastructure Sector Opportunities for US Firms

Sao Tome and Principe (STP) is located in the Gulf of Guinea and has a population of approximately 161,000 people.  It gained independence from Portugal in 1975. The two countries maintain strong economic, political, and cultural ties. On August 7, 2011, former President Manuel Pinto da Costa won the presidential election and was sworn in to [...]

Senegal: Market Opportunities for US Firms

With its capital city of Dakar located on the westernmost point of Africa, Senegal is a gateway to the continent. This semi-arid country slightly smaller than South Dakota has some of the best transportation, telecommunications and communication infrastructure in West Africa. Dakar, Senegal’s capital city has become the transportation hub of [...]

Rwanda: Market Opportunities for US Firms

Rwanda is a small market, with a population of 10.7 million people and a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of roughly $6 billion. Economic growth was 8.2 percent in 2011, a 1.7 percent increase over the 2010 growth rate. In 2011 the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Indicators report ranked Rwanda 45 in the world and third in Africa, building [...]

Mozambique: Infrastructure Opportunities for US Firms

Mozambique‟s economy, benefiting from macroeconomic reforms and large foreign investment projects, grew an average of 8% per year during 1994-2009 – one of the best growth records for any non-petroleum economy in sub-Saharan Africa over this period. Foreign direct investment, exports and revenue collection all increased markedly during this [...]

South Africa: Green Sector Opportunities for US Firms

South Africa is a country of 50 million people rich in diverse cultures and natural heritage. Enjoying remarkable macroeconomic stability and a largely pro-business environment, South Africa is a logical and attractive choice for U.S. companies to enter sub-Saharan Africa. The country covers 1.22 million square kilometers and is the world’s [...]

Mauritius: Market Opportunities for US Firms

Mauritius, a small island of 1.2 million people 500 miles east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, is one of the most economically successful and politically stable countries in Africa, with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $9.5 billion and per capita income of over $7,400 in 2010. Mauritius‟ small size (720 sq. miles) understates its importance [...]

US-Africa Partnership Resources: July 2013

The big news this month is the announcement about Power Africa and Trade Africa that Obama made during his Africa trip. These programs involve large scale projects and initiatives, but there are opportunities embedded in these for middle market, medium, and small businesses. We will keep you abreast of these developments and help you navigate [...]

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