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Regional Trade Priorities & Initiatives

Middle East Africa Trade Priorities & Initiatives

Middle East & Africa Regional Trade Priorities & Initiatives 


  • President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) 
  • Strategic, Economic, & Commercial Dialogues:  UAE, Qatar, Nigeria, Kenya 
  • U.S. Free Trade Agreements: Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman  
  • Memorandums of Understanding with Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia, and Mozambique 

U.S. Government Initiatives  

ITA works with other U.S. Government agencies and foreign governments to support the following efforts: 

  • The African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) provides tariff-free access to the U.S. market for compliant African countries 
  • Prosper Africa brings together the interagency, including the Departments of State and Commerce, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) and the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC), to coordinate support of U.S.-Africa business engagement.