Burkina Faso - Country Commercial Guide
Selling to the Public Sector
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Selling to the Government

U.S. companies bidding on government tenders may also qualify for U.S. Government advocacy. A unit of the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration, the Advocacy Center coordinates U.S. Government interagency advocacy efforts on behalf of U.S. exporters bidding on public sector contracts with international governments and government agencies. The Advocacy Center works closely with our network of the U.S. Commercial Service worldwide and inter-agency partners to ensure that exporters of U.S. products and services have the best possible chance of winning government contracts. Advocacy assistance can take many forms but often involves the U.S. Embassy or other U.S. Government agencies expressing support for the U.S. bidders directly to the foreign government. Consult Advocacy for Foreign Government Contracts for additional information.

Project Financing

Several U.S. government agencies offer financing and insurance options to assist U.S. exporters with business relations in Burkina Faso.

The most notable is the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), the official export credit agency of the United States.  Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.

Financing Web Resources

The Government of Burkina Faso

The World Bank—Burkina Faso

Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

Burkina Faso Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Chambre des Mines de Burkina Faso

La Maison de l’Entreprise au Burkina Faso

U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso

USAID West Africa Trade Hub

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)