Press Release

Under Secretary Lago Statement on Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Commercial Development between the United States and Zambia

Contact: Office of Public Affairs
April 3, 2023

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce and Zambia’s Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on commercial development aimed to uplift trade between the two countries. As announced by Vice President Kamala Harris during her recent visit, key initiatives in the MOU include developing a shared roadmap for an improved business climate and undertaking strategic projects aimed to facilitate increased trade in key sectors and create jobs in both countries.

“Today’s signing marks the beginning of a new chapter for commercial ties between the United States and Zambia,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago. “By partnering to strengthen the business enabling environment, together we are poised to lay the groundwork for enhanced trade and investment opportunities that will benefit businesses, workers and communities in both of our nations. Now is the time to capitalize on the momentum in our bilateral relationship to deepen our commercial partnership and advance inclusive economic growth and prosperity in the United States and Zambia.”


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