Policy Advocacy

With the goal of championing the role of the private sector in Africa’s economic development, CCA works to stimulate dialogue on key African affairs issues and to strengthen the voice of its members with important U.S. and African policy makers. CCA works closely with the White House, State and Commerce Departments to convey issues of importance to members and closely monitor initiatives that impact African commercial relations. CCA played an integral role in the passage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act and continues to lead the private sector component of the biennial AGOA conference.
CCA recently published “Promoting Shared Interests: Policy Recommendations for the Second Term of the Obama Administration.” The goal of the paper is to promote better collaboration between the U.S. government and the U.S. private sector in order to expand exports to, and investment in, Africa. The report’s opening statement expresses the central theme of the recommendations:

The paper makes detailed recommendations in the following sectors:  trade policy, finance, information and communication technology, agricultural development and agribusiness, energy (oil and gas and power), health, infrastructure, capacity building and security. The paper draws on the knowledge and expertise of CCA members to provide a comprehensive and detailed set of recommendations that are well-founded in the real world work of promoting economic partnership with Africa and expanding U.S. exports and investment. 

This paper is a follow up to a similar paper published in 2009: The United States and Africa: Policy Recommendations from the American Private Sector for the Obama Administration”.

For more information on our policy work or to request a copy of the Policy Recommendations, contact our Policy Advisor.