Africa Trade Partners
connecting African businesses to the world

we offer:

➤ Trade readiness training

➤ Duty-free export Training for sub-Saharan African businesses

➤ U.S. business culture training

➤ Buyer & trading partner of

African luxury Items

➤ African Diaspora trade delegations

to Africa


Africa Trade Partners is the liaison for qualified Sub-Saharan African Diasporan businesses and the African Diaspora in the U.S.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri in the United States, Africa Trade Partners consults and trains small and medium-sized qualified Sub-Saharan African companies on exporting and doing business with the largest market in the world, the United States. We understand that market entry into the United States can be both costly and confusing for sub-Saharan African business owners who desire to increase revenue by exporting to the U.S. Many African companies don't have access to information on how to prepare their companies to become ready to trade with Americans, and in many instances, duty free.

Whether you are a business owner or a government trade representative, Africa Trade Partners will not only provide consultation on doing business with the United States, but we can also provide training for business owners who wish to expand their operations by exporting products and goods into the U.S. duty free. We bring international business knowledge and professionalism to every client to support your trade needs and concerns.

A secondary mission of Africa Trade Partners is to connect the African diaspora for trade and business opportunities.

To see if your county and product(s) are eligible for duty-free trade to the U.S. please get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire.


Contact info


St. Louis, MO 63141


+1 314-744-9090



trade readiness training

Trade Readiness Training will help you determine your company's readiness to expand its operations internationally into the U.S. and ascertain its ability to export a particular product. Upon completion of the training you will be able to identify your company's strengths and weaknesses concerning exporting.

Training covers:

  • The 9 critical steps every Sub-Saharan African Diasporan business needs to take to ensure that it is ready to export to the United States.

  • Business and branding development strategies for your product or service. Training takes place online virtually or live and in-person.

  • A complimentary Export Business Plan template which can be used to inform your potential buyers and financial investors/lenders of the operations of your business.

Buyer & Trading Partner of African luxury items

In partnership with our new subsidiary brand, we import luxury products from Africa such as:

  • Home decor

  • Small furniture pieces

  • Fine fabrics

  • Handbags, jewelry, and other accessories

  • Luxury natural skin and body care

  • Other selective items

duty-free export training

U.S. legislation that was enacted in 2000 under then-President Bill Clinton abolished duties on over 6,000 products manufactured and exported from qualified Sub-Saharan African countries to the United States.

We help you:

  • Identify which products you can export duty free to the U.S.

  • Identify and vet U.S. buyers.

  • Obtain an up-to-date list of resources in the import-export ecosystem for you to direct specific questions to after training.

African Diaspora Trade Delegations to africa

Africa Trade Partners arranges a delegation of business representatives from African Diasporan companies in the U.S. to connect with government resources and African exporters.

Trade delegation trips will take place at scheduled times at least annually in select African countries.

We help you:

  • Connect with potential exporters

  • Get access to government trade authorities

  • Learn about the trade and customs laws that govern your business when importing/exporting

  • Explore the country as a tourist

  • and more!

u.S. business culture training

Understanding the business culture of the United States will not only help reduce frustrations when interacting with American buyers, but it will give you the competitive edge in building a long-lasting relationship with your American business partners. Africa Trade Partners provides virtual and live Business Culture Training for groups and individuals on the following topics:

  • Debunking Common Myths & Perceptions

  • Differences between U.S. Business Culture and West/South African Business Cultures

  • Special Considerations when doing business with the U.S.

  • Understanding regional and sub-cultures within the 50 U.S. States