In opening Origin Africa’s Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Wednesday, the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach highlighted the country’s manufacturing potential and the apparel sector’s role in fueling export growth.
“The United States government is proud to support Ethiopia and other African countries as they work to change perceptions about investing in Africa in order to attract the domestic and foreign investment needed to continue driving this growth,” the ambassador said.
In the last year, through the USAID’s East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, the U.S. government helped facilitate $12 million in footwear exports alone under AGOA and Ambassador Haslach said she expects the government’s ongoing support to drive that growth even further. Read more. Source | Sourcing Journal