Africa Trade Development Center (ATDC): The AfrICA Trade Development Center (ATDC) promotes, and facilitates trade between Africa, the United States and the Americas. Located in the Miami Free Zone, ATDC is a 850,000 square foot facility that serves as a fully functioning trade hub to the Americas. ATDC provides distribution support for export ready micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from AGOA eligible countries; and serves as a trade resource center for businesses interested in expanding trade between the United States and emerging markets in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.
ATDC is dedicated to creating demand for micro, small, and medium enterprises’ (MSMEs’) products in the US and the Americas and expanding US – Africa trade. ATDC accomplishes this task by providing: a presence for MSME’s products in the ATDC, and on-line in our virtual shopping mall (AfrICATDC.com); marketing and promoting MSMEs’ products in the Americas; and offering MSMEs training and technical assistance, logistical support and access to distribution networks in markets in the:
● United States
● Latin America
● The Caribbean
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information
AGOA CSO Network Secretariat: http://democracy-africa.org/agoa-civil-society-network.html
AGOA Tool Kit: https://agoa.info/toolkit.html
AGOA Trade Statistics: http://www.agoa.info/index.php?view=trade_stats&story=all_trade
East Africa Trade and Investment Hub: http://www.eatradehub.org/
West Africa and Investment Hub: http://www.watradehub.com/
Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub: http://www.satradehub.org/
Trade Africa: https://www.usaid.gov/tradeafrica
http://www.ita.doc.gov -The International Trade Administration (ITA) strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements. ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad. ITA supports President Obama’s recovery agenda and the National Export Initiative to sustain economic growth and support American jobs.
Office of the US Trade Representative: https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/trade-development/preference-programs/african-growth-and-opportunity-act-agoa
African Union (AU): Launched in 2002, as a result of the dissolution of its predecessor, the Organization of African Unity, the African Union (AU) is one of the world's most important intergovernmental organizations and is charged with spearheading Africa’s development and integration into the global economy. AU is comprised of 53 of the 54 countries in Africa (Morocco is not a member). These African countries work with each other despite differences in history, race, language, and religion in an effort to improve the political, economic, and social circumstances for the approximately one billion people that live on the African continent.
Vision of the AU
The vision of the AU is that of: “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.”
The Objectives of the AU are as follows:
For additional information on the AU, please visit: http:/www.au.int/