Trade and Investment

With unparalleled expertise in fostering trade and investment ties between the U.S. and Africa, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) stands as a unique force in promoting economic integration and cooperation. Our dedicated team has played a pivotal role in shaping key U.S. policies, such as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Prosper Africa, and supporting the development of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). This monumental agreement is set to revolutionize Africa's market landscape, creating a unified commercial space that presents vast opportunities for American and African enterprises alike. CCA acts as a crucial conduit, uniting government leaders and businesses to navigate and capitalize on these emerging opportunities in diverse sectors and markets.

Over three decades, CCA has cemented its legacy as a catalyst for enhancing U.S.-Africa commercial relationships, evidenced by our pivotal role in convening 15 U.S.-Africa Business Summits, co-hosting the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, and facilitating AGOA Private Sector Dialogues. These platforms have not only fostered direct dialogue between senior officials and business leaders but have also spotlighted specific opportunities across critical sectors and countries. Our efforts extend to organizing trade missions, providing thought leadership, and influencing policy through strategic advocacy. Currently, CCA is championing initiatives to broaden U.S.-Africa trade and investment ties further, including supporting AGOA's renewal and contributing to AfCFTA negotiations. These endeavors aim to sculpt a strategic U.S.-African trade and investment partnership that leverages Africa's burgeoning market potential and fosters regional value chains.