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U.S. Secretary Pritzker completed her fact-finding mission to Africa with the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) in Kigali, Rwanda. The goal of the trip for the PAC-DBIA members was to listen and learn, and in the near future, provide recommendations to President Obama and Secretary Pritzker that will guide the Administration’s policy choices with respect to enhancing commercial ties between the U.S. and countries across Africa. Secretary Pritzker and the Council also visited Nigeria from January 25-26 and Rwanda from January 27-28.
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In Nigeria, Pritzker discusses economic opportunities and challenges with U.S. and African business leaders and local entrepreneurs.
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After a decade as one of the fastest growing regions in the world, Africa has become a new frontier for business, and U.S. exports to sub-Saharan Africa now top $21 billion a year. Although external shocks may periodically temper growth, Africa’s long-term potential remains strong.
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