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Trade Facilitation to be Among Topics of Meeting on Doing Business in Africa

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa will hold an open meeting Nov. 29 to deliberate on analysis of the top three obstacles U.S. companies face in approaching African markets, competing for business opportunities, and operating business activities. Topics may include market risk, capital market development, market size, localization requirements, foreign government support to enable competitors, procurement practices, local skilled workforce availability, foreign exchange, trade facilitation, and infrastructure. This meeting will be broadcast via live webcast.

The Council provides information, analysis, and recommendations that address a number of Africa-related issues, including creating jobs in the U.S. and Africa through trade and investment, facilitating U.S. business participation in Africa's infrastructure development, encouraging partnerships to bring innovative agricultural technologies to Africa, developing and strengthening partnerships and other mechanisms to increase U.S. public and private sector financing of trade with and investment in Africa, and identifying other means to expand commercial ties.

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