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U.S. Department of Commerce’s Africa trade mission visits Ethiopia

Published on September 18, 2015

The U.S. government-led trade mission - Trade Winds Africa- offers participating U.S. businesses the opportunity to conduct customized business-to-business meetings with pre-screened firms in Africa's fastest growing economies. This week, 10 U.S. companies met with Ethiopian government leaders and potential business partners. In total, more than 100 U.S. companies will visit eight sub-Saharan African markets. On September 20 and 21, Trade Winds Africa will visit Kenya.

According to the U.S. government website

Africa is also the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent making it rife with opportunities for U.S exporters. More than 20 African states form the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement making trade within Africa much easier and more efficient.

Between 2011-2015, 7 of the 10 fastest growing economies are expected to be in Sub-Saharan Africa. The graph below highlights areas of opportunity within Africa, based on several key energy industry sectors. Learn about opportunities for your industry in Africa with our one-page market overviews!

Find out more about the U.S. Department of Commerce's Trade Winds Africa program by visiting