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PAC-DBIA
The President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) advises the President on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa.

President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

About the PAC-DBIA 

The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) advises the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on ways to strengthen commercial engagement between the United States and African countries. Members are selected from small, medium, and large U.S. companies across the United States representing a diverse range of industries and economic sectors to serve two-year terms.   

On July 14, 2022, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the appointment of 24 members to the 2022-2024 term of the PAC-DBIA. 

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In this term of the PAC-DBIA, the fourth since it was established in 2014, members may be asked to provide insights to inform the implementation of a wide range of Biden-Harris Administration priorities for expanding and deepening U.S. commercial partnerships in Africa, including the Prosper Africa initiative, the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, other sector-specific initiatives as necessary, supporting implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area, and advancing bilateral memoranda of understanding led by the U.S. Department of Commerce focused on enhancing U.S. commercial cooperation with African countries.

APPLY for Membership on the PAC-DBIA


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Qualified executives from U.S. companies may submit an application anytime during the 2022-2024 PAC-DBIA term.

The Department of Commerce accepts applications to the PAC-DBIA on an ongoing basis to fill any vacancies that may arise over the course of the term. For more information, contact Giancarlo Cavallo at giancarlo.cavallo@trade.gov.