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The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (Council) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, 29 June, to deliberate on recommendations related to strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa.

Topics will include the U.S. Government Power Africa initiative and energy infrastructure, the upcoming U.S.-Africa Business Forum, vocational and skills training, transportation infrastructure, and initiating tax treaties with African countries.

President Barack Obama directed the Secretary of Commerce to establish the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa by Executive Order No. 13675  in 2014. It was established by Charter to advise the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on strengthening ties between the U.S. and Africa, with a focus on advancing the President’s Doing Business in Africa Campaign as described in the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa of June 14, 2012.

Members of the public are invited to submit written statements to the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. Statements must be received by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) June 27, 2016 by either of the following methods:

Electronic Submissions: submit statements electronically to Tricia Van Orden, Executive Secretary, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, via email: dbia@trade.gov.

Paper Submissions: send paper statements to Tricia Van Orden, Executive Secretary, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20230.

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