Nigeria-US Trade Relations


A trade delegation of 16 United States companies representing multiple sectors visited Nigeria recently. The trade group was part of the largest overall US Government-led trade mission to Africa in history.

A statement from the US Consulate General in Nigeria, explained that the Winds-Africa spinoff trade mission to Lagos saw a day of meetings for US business executives with Nigerian Government leaders and entrepreneurs.

This, it said also strengthened further, numerous US-Nigerian business leads and deals. It also stated that to date, the overall Trade Winds-Africa trade mission in 2015 has brought more than 100 US companies to the continent.

“Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa with countless business opportunities, and it can be a great launching point into other African markets,” the US Acting Consul General in Lagos,Dehab Ghebreab, said.

 The Trade Winds-Africa mission is part of a concerted effort under President Obama’s Doing Business in Africa campaign, under which the US Government has committed billions of dollars in financing to stimulate trade and investment in a wide range of industrial sectors”Nigeria’s burgeoning market means untold possibilities for U.S. companies, which can provide quality goods, services, and solutions in a broad array of sectors,” the U.S. Senior Commercial Officer, Brian McCleary, who is based in Lagos, added.

The overall delegation was in South Africa from September 16-18 for business-to-business meetings and a forum with regional leaders and representatives of U.S. and African companies. Many of the U.S. companies also visited other markets on the continent. The trade mission ultimately stopped in eight countries: Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, and South Africa.

The U.S. Commerce Department and U.S. Mission to Nigeria teams expect to facilitate more than 200 business-to-business meetings