Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will lead its first ever trade mission to Sudan on December 4-7, 2017 following the U.S. administration’s recent decision to lift economic sanctions on the country. This trade mission aims to capitalize on the significant shift in U.S. policy, which opens the door for U.S. companies to do business in Africa’s sixth largest economy.
CCA will convene a private sector delegation of investors and business executives to explore opportunities in agribusiness, energy, ICT, infrastructure and power.
Sudan is endowed with natural resources such as petroleum, iron ore, copper, gold, gum arabica, silver and hydropower. Additionally, 8.3% of the country is arable land. According to the African Development Bank, Sudan’s economy grew at 3.4% in 2017 and is expected to grow at 3.6% in 2018 following the lift of the sanctions.
Sudan boasts of a market of more than 40 million people and enjoys a unique geostrategic position on the continent, straddling sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and bordering the Red Sea which links it to the Middle East. The country has bilateral trade conventions and agreements with both African and Arab countries and is a member of COMESA.
Who Should Attend?
Private sector leaders looking to expand their portfolios and get involved in a rapidly growing region
Companies and organizations interested in creating partnerships in Sudan