Sambava, Madagascar
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Sambava, Madagascar
Kruger National Park, South Africa


Take a look at the resources we’ve curated to help you begin your journey to export to Africa.

How to export to africa

Africa is a big opportunity for many startups, comprising a hugely diverse array of countries and markets. As the economies of many of the countries strengthen and the demand for read more >

Center For African Studies

Most African economies remain largely agrarian, dependent on agriculture and other natural resources as the major source of foreign exchange and employment. However, many African countries are striving to diversify read more >

How to start an Import/Export business in 6 crucial steps

What Is an Import/Export Business? For nearly as long as there’s been people, there’s been trade. In the long history of humanity, when we aren’t at war, we’ve been interested read more >

International trade

International trade is one of the hot industries of the new millennium. But it’s not new. Think Marco Polo. Think the great caravans of the biblical age with their cargoes read more >

Nazaru LLC

Nazaru LLC. Join a community of trade experts, investors. Nazaru LLC. (, a U.S. based company, was founded to increase commercial interests in Africa. We accomplish this through trade facilitation, read more >

Do you want to export to South Africa?

Do you want to export to South Africa? Start by using the Country Commercial Guide, a trusted resource for companies at every level of exporting experience. Our guides are produced read more >


COUNTRY COMMERCIAL GUIDES Market conditions, opportunities, regulations, and business customs for over 125 countries prepared by trade and industry experts at U.S. embassies worldwide. read more >


Developed by international trade experts and economists, provides trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help U.S. companies expand in global markets. read more >

Hoffman International

Hoffman International is a third-generation construction equipment company with deep ties to the New York metropolitan area. In 1920 Bill and Harry Hoffman purchased their first truck and founded Hoffman read more >


Cairo, 4 July 2019: – The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) has announced the inclusion of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in the SEM-10 index. read more >

Join a community of trade experts

Join a community of trade experts, investors, policy makers & diaspora driving trade with Africa. read more >


We are ZINGERPAY! A Fin-Tech company with Exclusive Focus on Africa. read more >


INCLUSIVE AND TRUSTED DIGITAL ID CAN UNLOCK OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE Giving people the ability to prove who they are can transform their lives. helping countries close the read more >

Prosper Africa

Prosper Africa “Prosper Africa will enable the U.S. Government and the governments of our African trading partners to identify, build, and strengthen our bilateral trade and investment partnerships.” read more >

Loans & Grants

Loans & Grants Learn more about available grant and loan programs, as well as information on loan packaging, private equity & venture capital sourcing. read more >


The MBDA National Minority Business Awards Program is the highest level of national recognition that a U.S. minority-owned firm can receive by the U.S. Department of Commerce. These prestigious awards, read more >

Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council

ChicagoMSDC is one of 23 affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), a nonprofit corporate membership organization that advances business opportunities for its certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and read more >

Department of commerce

The Department of Commerce promotes job creation and economic growth by ensuring fair and reciprocal trade, providing the data necessary to support commerce and constitutional democracy, and fostering innovation by read more >

World Business Chicago

World Business Chicago is a public-private, non-profit partnership that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports business, and promotes Chicago as a leading global city. read more >

National Urban League

Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. read more >

Chicago Inventors Organization

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National Minority Supplier Development Council

The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. read more >

International Trade Administrations

The International Trade Administration (ITA) strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements. ITA read more >

Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM is an independent Executive Branch agency with a mission of supporting read more >

Africa Export-Impact Bank

African Export–Import Bank, also referred to as Afreximbank, is a pan-African multilateral trade finance institution created in 1993 under the auspices of the African Development Bank. It is headquartered in read more >

World bank

The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the governments of poorer countries for the purpose of pursuing capital projects. It comprises two institutions: read more >

International Trade Administration

The International Trade Administration is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that promotes United States exports of nonagricultural U.S. services and goods. read more >

Are You Ready To Export?

This session addresses some of the “Myths and Realities” of exporting and discusses the various factors that influence your probability of success. Our goal is to help you determine if read more >

Market Intelligence

These two sessions review some of the key information you should consider, show where to find it, and explain how to make sense of it all. Our goal is to read more >

More Intelligence

This session will help you reduce your export tragets to a manageable number — usually a short list of just the 3 to 5 markets. We will show how you read more >

Cost and Pricing

In this session we will consider how your final sales price is affected by the costs associated with moving your goods overseas — factors like land and sea freight charges, read more >

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

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Chicago Community Loan Fund

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