President Trump posing with African leaders (© AP Images)

In their own words: The U.S.-Africa trade relationship

Check out what President Trump and other top officials are saying about U.S.-Africa trade.
Graphic comparing China and U.S. in ease of doing business factors (State Dept.)

Openness and ease of doing business: U.S. and China

Deciding where to invest can be one of the most important decisions a business makes. But not all countries are created equal in doing business.
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U.S.-Africa trade: 5 tips for success

Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, companies in sub-Saharan nations can ship duty-free to the U.S. Find out how to take advantage of this U.S. law.
Telecommunication towers with blue sky and clouds (© Sattaya/Shutterstock)

5G: Who can you trust?

5G wireless will soon be everywhere, but do you trust the companies that are building the 5G networks? How can you tell they won't compromise your data?
Farmer standing in field of yellow and red flowers in Vietnam (© Alamy)

Vietnam’s provinces compete for new businesses

To help improve Vietnam's business environment, a "competitiveness" index measures the ease of doing business among Vietnam's 63 provinces.
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U.S. companies help rebuild Iraq

Post-ISIS Iraq has embarked on rebuilding its battered economy and is looking abroad for private sector partners to tackle major reconstruction projects.
Infographic comparing U.S. and Chinese business environments (State Dept./S. Wilkinson)

The effect of corruption on business

Strong laws and trustworthy institutions protect investors and businesses from corruption. That's why the different approaches of the U.S. and China matter.

African Growth and Opportunity Act creates jobs, benefits entrepreneurs

The African Growth and Opportunity Act is responsible for the creation of about 350,000 direct jobs for Africa and another million or so indirect jobs.

Congress renews landmark U.S.-Africa trade legislation

The AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015 would extend the landmark law, originally enacted in May 2000, for another 10 years.