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USTR Public Hearing: Trade and Investment in Africa - Jim Kolbe Testimony

Published on February 03, 2016

Mr. Ambassador, Mr. Chairman, Members of the Committee:

It is a great pleasure to appear today for this public hearing on the topic of trade and investment opportunities in Africa.  The subject is very timely.  Africa, at long last, is getting some of the attention it deserves from economists, policy makers and—most importantly—from the commercial and investment sectors in the developed world.

Six of the ten fastest growing economies in the world are to be found in Africa.  The explosion of technology in communications, while occurring world-wide has been more pronounced and rapid in Africa than any other part of the globe. Read more. Source |German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)