Togo and U.S. committed to boosting commercial ties

Economic governance
Tuesday, 17 January 2023 07:48
Togo and U.S. committed to boosting commercial ties

(Togo First) - The Togolese minister of trade and industry, Kodjo Adedze, and the U.S. ambassador in Togo, Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, met last Thursday,  Jan 12. 

According to the Togolese Ministry of trade, the two talked mostly about the African Growth and Opportunity Act and opportunities for boosting trade between the U.S. and Togo.

Since its introduction, 23 years ago, by President Clinton, and Togo’s adhesion to the Act, very few exporters have been able to take advantage of it to sell to the United States, a market of over 300 million consumers. However, some steps were taken by the Chamber of Commerce of Togo to help local trade actors benefit from the mechanism.

During the recent meeting between Adedze and Fitzsimmons, the U.S. diplomat praised the efforts of the Togolese government, under the leadership of His Excellency Mister Faure Gnassingbe, President of the Togolese Republic, for a dynamic and fluid commercial and industrial partnership between the two countries.

The meeting took place just a few weeks after the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit which was held in Washington and to which President Gnassingbe was invited by Joe Biden. The Summit’s objective was to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Africa.

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