U.S. Trade Mission Seeks to Expand Business Opportunities with Zambia

Lusaka. June 1, 2015.

Lusaka — The U.S.-based Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is visiting Zambia June 1-3, as part of a two-country trade mission. CCA is a nonprofit, membership-based organization established in 1993 to promote business and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa. CCA is composed of more than 180 companies, representing nearly 85 percent of total U.S. private sector investments in Africa. CCA regularly leads delegations of major U.S. and international companies seeking to explore trade opportunities and enhance business connections with growing economies throughout Africa.

Companies joining CCA’s trade mission to Zambia include: AGCO Corporation, Development Financial International, Freeport McMoran, IMS Dredges, Mota-Engil, and Sky Power. Representatives from the Zambian Embassy in Washington, DC will also accompany the delegation, along with CCA staff.

CCA’s delegation will be focusing on opportunities in agribusiness, energy, manufacturing and technology, but will meet with leaders in Zambia’s business community across a broad spectrum of sectors. The delegation also plans to meet with various Zambian government officials, the Zambia Association of Manufacturers, the Commonwealth of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Business Council, the U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and the American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia.

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to facilitate CCA’s trade mission as part of its overall goal of increasing trade and business interaction between the United States and Zambia.