Key Business Links

U.S. Government Resources

Department of Commerce: The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation’s workers.

Export.gov: Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.  Export.gov also hosts information on the National Export Initiative.

Export Import Bank of the United States: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.

National IPR Center: The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the U.S. government’s response to global intellectual property (IP) theft.

Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR): The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation: OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution.  It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical world challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy.  It works directly with the private sector to provide investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides support to U.S. small businesses and small –business owners across the nation through capital (loans), access to federal contracts, and counseling.

Other Resources

  • The American Chamber of Commerce in Dakar advances the interests of American business in Senegal.
  • The Senegal Investment Promotion Agency – APIX provides investment information and assistance for entrepreneurs interested in starting a business or a foreign enterprise interested in investment in Senegal.
  • The Senegalese Government website provides information on ministries and major infrastructure projects.
  • MCA Senegal – Senegal is eligible to the Millenium Challence Corporation .  All published tenders for Senegal can be found in the following locations: