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U.S. Trade Policy and Global Development in the 21st Century: Africa

POTUS-AFRICAThe Obama Administration is committed to the advancement of global trade and development, and strengthening ties between the U.S. and one of the world's fastest growing regions, Africa. Learn more below.

The U.S.-Africa Leader’s Summit

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  From August 4 – 6, President Obama will welcome leaders for across the African continent for the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The Summit will advance the Administration’s  focus on trade and investment in Africa, highlight the    U.S. commitment to the security and democratic development of the African continent, and foster stronger and deeper ties between the United States and Africa.

  For a complete list of events during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, please click here.



African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum

  On Monday, August 4, Ambassador Michael Froman hosted the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) at the World Bank. The Forum demonstrates the U.S. commitment to the sustainable economic growth and development in Africa,    and provides a platform for African and U.S. trade officials to discuss the future of the AGOA program and U.S. plans to pursue renewal of AGOA legislation.

  To read Ambassador Froman's remarks, please click here. To view a video of the AGOA Ministerial opening ceremony, click here.

  You can view the remarks by Ambassador Froman at the Senate Finance Committee on the path for AGOA here

  For more information on the African Growth and Opportunity Act, please click here.

Growing the Development Dividend: U.S. Trade Policy and Global Development in the 21st Century

On Tuesday, July 29, Ambassador Michael Froman gave a speech about the role of U.S. trade policy in broad-based global development. You can view his remarks here, and watch his full speech below.