USAfBC Trade Task Force- AfCFTA Update - 3/8/2022

Event Description

The U.S. – Africa Business Center’s Trade Task Force (USAfBC-TTF) was launched in 2020 and leveraged on the previous Retail, Supply Chain & Trade Facilitation Task Force. The USAfBC- TTF is a consultative and exchange platform for U.S. Chamber’s member companies to engage with policymakers on U.S. – Africa trade matters. The task force focuses on bilateral and multilateral trade by addressing regulatory and policy advocacy issues to expand trade between the U.S. and Africa. New U.S. Government trade and investment initiatives (e.g. Prosper Africa), as well as growing interest in increased two-way trade with Africa (e.g. U.S.-Kenya Free Trade Agreement announcement), are also discussed. With the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), the Center is actively engaging with the AfCFTA Secretariat and the African Union Commission (AUC) to provide an opportunity for members of the task force to better understand the implementation process of the agreement and its implication on the U.S. private sector. In addition, the task force discusses the future of the existing preferential trade mechanism – the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) – set to expire in 2025. The USAfBC- TTF meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

For further information about the task force, please contact Ellasandra Walsh at 


Tuesday, March 8, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)