Doing Business in the United States
Are you interested in expanding your business? The U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. companies find new international business partners in worldwide markets.
If you're outside the U.S. and looking for U.S. suppliers, our services can help you find U.S. suppliers of products and services.
Locate your local U.S. Commercial Service office in over 100 U.S. cities or in nearly 80 countries around the world for more information about our international business services.
For more information please visit the following websites.
Exports to the U.S.
More and more African entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the U.S.' U.S.' US$9 trillion economy. Over the past two years, in fact, African exports to the U.S. have grown by 50 percent.
The U.S./Zimbabwe trade relationship is overwhelming in Zimbabwe's favor. In 2001, Zimbabwe sent US$91 million of products to the U.S. while U.S. export to Zimbabwe totaled only US$31 million. We encourage Zimbabwean exporters to take advantage of these opportunities.
Exporters enjoy significant tariff reductions under the General System of Preference (GSP). Approximately half of Zimbabwe's exports to the U.S. were through the GSP.
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) offers qualified Sub-Saharan countries even more liberal access to the U.S. Market. It has also become the main vehicle for dialogue between the U.S. and Sub-Sahara Africa. While Zimbabwe is not presently qualified for AGOA, Zimbabwe citizens may benefit from AGOA's quota and duty free provisions when exporting from one of the 36 qualified AGOA countries. The 2002 AGOA report to Congress is at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/11518.pdf (PDF 478KB)
American Business Association of Zimbabwe
The Embassy participates in the American Business Association of Zimbabwe (ABAZ). If you represent a U.S. business and would like to attend a ABAZ function, please get in touch with us.
We welcome U.S. business visitors, as well as local visitors interested in U.S. products, for whom we maintain a commercial library. Please call us at 263-4-752260/758806 or fax us at 263-4-758802 for appointments or information.