Do Business in Sierra Leone, West Africa
Sierra Leone and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization.
The U.S. State Department declared that Sierra Leone is Ebola-free. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) provided in-country Ebola response support beginning August 2014. Since that time, CDC has deployed over 650 personnel to Sierra Leone to provide expertise, laboratory support, data collection, and assistance to the National and District Ebola Response Centers.
CDC’s laboratory tested over 22,000 samples or one-third of the total number of samples tested for Ebola. In conjunction with CDC, OFDA provided over $100 million in support for five Ebola Treatment Units, which treated over 1,500 patients. OFDA also provided medical and non-medical supplies including chlorine and personal protective equipment, support for quarantined homes and the reopening of schools, and training for health care workers on infection prevention and control procedures. Other U.S. Government agencies contributed emergency vehicles, laboratory support, public diplomacy messaging, and food assistance for affected areas.
U.S. exports to Sierra Leone include transportation equipment, agricultural products, machinery, and chemicals, while its imports from Sierra Leone include minerals, metals, machinery, and agricultural products. Sierra Leone is eligible for preferential trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
Companies who are interested in meeting the President of Sierra Leone and a host of high profile public and private sector executives to explore opportunities for future investments are encouraged to contact the office to arrange a trade mission.
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If you would like Sierra Leone to participate in a business expo to provide opportunities for hundreds of leaders, entrepreneurs and business owners to engage with resources and partners for business growth and potential investment in Africa, please contact our office to discus logistics.
The Expo aims to encourage sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting entrepreneurs and companies to establish innovative and high-impact start-ups or expand their businesses in Sierra Leone.
If you would like to host a meet and greet to exchange views and learn more about Sierra Leone with the Honorary Consul, please contact our office.
This is a great opportunity to develop business relationships with Sierra Leone. Meet and greet receptions are an effective tool in building long-term relationships with the country.
The event provides a platform to hear political messages and policy positions, as well as increase the attendees knowledge base about the benefits of doing business and/or tourism in Sierra Leone