At Nakum-Soft Business Consultants, we have extensive experience in writing business plans that help our clients secure funding and investment. Our well-crafted, visually appealing business plans are designed to be easy to navigate, and we provide a PowerPoint presentation to accompany each plan, making it easy for financial institutions and investors to review. Our approach has been highly effective, and we are proud to have helped many businesses secure the funding they need to grow and succeed.
We also specialize in helping businesses navigate the complex world of export compliance, including United States FDA product certifications and compliance requirements. We are committed to helping our clients successfully integrate their products with United States supply chain systems, no matter what type of business they are developing. We believe that technology has opened up new opportunities for small and midsize businesses to enter mainstream global supply chain systems, and we are committed to helping our clients take advantage of these opportunities.
Our expertise in supply chain integration has been particularly helpful for African exporters looking to trade with their US counterparts. For example, we can assist a manufacturer in Ghana to easily set up business registration documents in the United States and start exporting and selling wholesale in the United States. We believe that the integration of supply chains is key to unlocking new opportunities for African businesses, and we are committed to helping our clients succeed in the global marketplace.
WHY TRADE AND INVESTMENT IN AFRICA?
The security and prosperity of the United States are linked with Africa’s like never before. Africa will be home to six of the ten fastest growing economies in the world in 2018 and spending by African consumers and businesses is expected to reach $5.6 trillion by 2025.
USAID promotes the growth of enterprises that can serve as buyers and suppliers for U.S. businesses, and create jobs that give rise to real economic growth and political stability for both the United States and our African partners. As USAID trade and investment programs support African countries on their journey to prosperity and self-reliance, they also create new opportunities for U.S. businesses, investments, and transatlantic trade…https://www.usaid.gov/africa/trade-and-investment
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into law on May 18, 2000 as Title 1 of The Trade and Development Act of 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets. President Bush signed amendments to AGOA, also known as AGOA II, into law on August 6, 2002 as Sec. 3108 of the Trade Act of 2002. AGOA II substantially expands preferential access for imports from beneficiary Sub-Saharan African countries. https://www.trade.gov/agoa/resources.asp
The House of Representatives unanimously passed on January 17 the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) & Millennium Challenge Act (MCA) Modernization Act to strengthen the hallmark U.S.-Africa trade law by promoting greater regional trade opportunities and capacity building training for African companies. The bill will move to the Senate for passage before it becomes a law.
FACT SHEET: U.S.-Africa Cooperation on Trade and Investment Under the Obama Administration. Africa’s immense economic potential, increasing integration into global markets, expanding infrastructure, and demographic boom provide a remarkable opportunity to enhance U.S. trade and investment ties across the continent.
The United States trade relationship with sub-Saharan Africa remains underdeveloped. In fact, U.S. trade with Africa has been declining since 2011. Currently, only approximately 1.5 percent of U.S. exports are to sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, economic growth in Africa from 2004 to 2014 averaged 5.8 percent, though in 2015 growth was only 3.75 percent, in large part reflecting the decline in commodity prices—a key export for many Africa countries—in response to the slowing growth rates in China…https://www.brookings.edu/testimonies/deepening-the-united-states-africa-trade-and-investment-relationship/
The cornerstone of U.S. economic relations with sub-Saharan Africa since 2000 has been the African Growth and Opportunity Act, or AGOA. The program offers more than three dozen participants preferential access to U.S. markets by eliminating import tariffs…. https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/agoa-us-africa-trade-program