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AfDB Commercial Liaison

The Commercial Liaison with the African Development Bank (AfDB) within the U.S. Embassy Tunis helps US firms through:

  • counseling and market research,
  • introductions/appointments with key AfDB officers,
  • electronic distribution of monthly new project alerts,
  • AfDB Business Opportunity Seminars in the U.S. and Africa, and individual advocacy to ensure fair and transparent competition.

The AfDB Commercial Liaison coordinates with the Office of the U.S. Executive Director at AfDB on its efforts on behalf of U.S. clients and the global network of U.S. Commercial Service offices and partner posts.

The AfDB Commercial Liaison provides the following services free of charge to U.S. firms pursuing business opportunities at AfDB:

Market Research: Monthly alerts on new opportunities through our International Market Insight reports. The AfDB Commercial Liaison produces Market Briefs based on AfDB’s Country Partnership Strategies, which indicate planned and approved AfDB projects. Click here for AfDB Trade Leads.

Counseling: We give comprehensive advice to our clients on how to successfully pursue AfDB opportunities. We do it during in-office visits, outreach missions, tele- or video-conferencing, and via email.

Business Facilitation Service: We organize tailor-made meetings with AfDB officers to facilitate informal marketing, or technical presentations by U.S. firms to AfDB staff. Our office also works with other CS colleagues in the region to facilitate Gold Key schedules with business and government contacts in other African markets.

Trade Events: We organize AfDB Business Opportunities Seminars in United States and Africa in cooperation with AfDB, US Export Assistance Centers, and other partner organizations.

Advocacy: In partnership with the U.S. Executive Director's office at the AfDB, we provide U.S. Government advocacy on behalf of U.S. firms, and in support of open and transparent competition, where necessary.

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