AFRICA BUSINESS LEAGUE – AMERICA

The success of increased US-Africa Trade depends on the success of the American African Diaspora Trade and Investment engagement. The American African Diaspora represents 42 million people with US Congressional representation and over $1 trillion dollars in spending power.

Mission: To increase trade, travel and investment between African SMEs and American Diaspora SMEs

Objectives:
        

1) Promote Joint Ventures between US and African SMEs

2) Promote full utilization of AGOA opportunities

3) Engage full utilization of resources available to American Diaspora SMEs

4) Encourage enactment and implementation of African legislation to support African SMEs on the continent

5) Advocate for African Continental Free Trade Agreement trade agreements between Africa countries

6) Advocate for easing US Visa requirements for African SMEs

Goals:  

a) Increase non-textile/oil Africa-US trade by 500% by 2025

b) Increase number of US-Africa Joint ventures by 1,000% by 2020

c) Increase revenues o f non-textile/oil AGOA exporters by 500% by 2020

d) Create Four agri-processing enterprises by 2020

e) Create Four waste2energy projects by 2020

f) Build 1,000 affordable housing units by 2020
g) Identify and assist 100 US-based AGOA Importers by 2020

Programs:          

I) AfricaBiz/ProBiz  Conference -  July 2019
II) AU Business Digest Radio/TV Program 

III) Africa Travel & Trade Missions – 2018-2019
IV) Manage AGOA  Importers Network – 100 members - 2018-2019
V) ABLA sponsored Joint Ventures –  Ten opportunities – 2019
VI) Provide Information Assistance to: African Embassies, US-Africa Trade Councils
VII) Advocate for Policy Upgrades to: USAID, US Congress, USTDA, AfDB, SBA, etc.Type your paragraph here.

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