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Sub-Saharan Africa
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Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa consists of 49 countries and is in the process of integrating into the world’s largest free trade area. The region presents real opportunity for American businesses, encompassing combined market population of over 1 billion people and GDP of more than $1.5 trillion. Rapid population and GDP growth will only increase this opportunity in the future, as the region is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world. The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS) is present in nine Sub-Saharan African countries, has a network of U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) across the United States, and has a team of country experts located at Commerce Department headquarters in Washington, DC.


Aerospace Africa
Aerospace and Defense show will take place in September 2022 in South Africa at AFB Waterkloof, in Pretoria,
The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa
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.
Success Stories in Sub-Saharan Africa
Learn how the U.S. Commercial Service is helping companies achieve success in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Sign up for Sub-Saharan Africa Market Updates
Receive updates on webinars, virtual events, and coffee chats pertaining to countries within the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Prosper Africa
Prosper Africa is a U.S. Government initiative that brings together the full range of government resources to connect U.S. and African businesses with new buyers, suppliers, and investment opportunities.