Message from the Ambassador

One of my key goals as the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana is to increase trade and strengthen the business relationships between the United States and Ghana. As part of the administration’s trade and export initiative, the Embassy has made our bilateral trade and economic relationship with Ghana one of our top priorities. We are happy to report that despite a fragile global economy, total trade between the United States and Ghana stands at $1.2 billion annually.

I firmly believe working together to advance the economic interests of both the United States and Ghana will create opportunities and jobs that benefit both economies. The U.S. Embassy continues to invest in Ghana through many initiatives and programs, including the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), Trade Africa, the Partnership for Growth, Feed the Future, and the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA). Moreover, I am actively encouraging government, business, and civil society leaders in Ghana to promote a secure and investment-friendly environment to allow us to broaden the economic ties between our two great countries.

I am proud that our Embassy, led by the USAIDEconomicAgriculture and Commercial sections, continues to play a leading role in engaging the U.S. and Ghanaian business communities. The U.S. Embassy is dedicated to promoting and protecting U.S. commercial interests in Ghana. We also work with Ghanaian businesses interested in purchasing the highest quality American products, or exporting to the United States under AGOA. My team stands ready to offer a variety of services to both American and Ghanaian companies.

We look forward to working with you as you seek business, trade, and investment opportunities in Ghana or the United States.


Our Country Commercial Guide provides a detailed description of how to do business in Ghana and can be accessed through the Department of Commerce’s Market Research Library. For more information about AGOA, please visit Please review the additional business pages on our website to learn more about doing business in Ghana and the United States, and contact us if you have additional questions.

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