A new Foreign Commercial Service office (FCS) has opened in Ethiopia to facilitate US trade and investment. Ethiopia was the first such office to open this year as one of four new offices with the mission to increase the US trade and investment footprint not only in Ethiopia and East Africa but the rest of the continent.
The other offices are: Tanzania, Mozambique and Angola and at the African Development Bank in Ivory Coast The office provides Business to Business (B2B) partnership screening and match match-making for US companies with their Ethiopian counterparts.
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It also provides market intelligence and access strategies for exporting and trade investment in Ethiopia. In addition, it facilitates a number of trade missions from the US which bring qualified exporters and investors to the region. It also facilitates trade delegations from Ethiopia to the US and other regions to meet US companies at the International Buyer Programs focusing on ICT. Health, Energy, and the hospitality sector.