/ Trade

Problem We Seek To Fix

The United States conducts bilateral trade worth billions of dollars with over 90 countries around the world, but African nations are not some of its leading trade partners. Although U.S. trade to and from Africa has tripled over the past decade and U.S. exports to sub-Saharan Africa now top $21 billion, no country in Africa ranks in the top 10 of U.S. trade by revenue. Yet Africa is home to six of the ten fastest-growing countries in the world.

Africa’s top exports to the United States mostly consist of traditional products such as crude oil (90%), diamonds and platinum, only to name a few. To make matters worse, those exports have witnessed a sharp decline over the years. How can this change since this has been the story for generations past? We wish we can flip a coin and everything will magically change for good. However, to change the status quo, we have to recognize that the current way we trade internationally needs to be updated and we need to harness our strength. Africa is more than its oil products, its strength lies with its people (women, youths, entrepreneurs, etc.), tropical vegetation, rich mineral resources, animal life, mining, forestry and fishing, manufacturing, energy, agriculture, etc. To compete in the global market, Africa needs to diversify its export offerings to include more than oil products.
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AGOA / AWEP

Quality, Safety, Health & Environment

Increasing Africa’s regional trade and import into the U.S. markets. As a trusted entity with a presence in the United States, we will be able to leverage initiatives as the African Growth and Development Opportunity Act (AGOA) and African's Women's Entrepreneurship Programs (AWEP), designed to promote sustainable economic growth.

Our goal is to help sanitize and improve Africa's Small and Medium Scale businesses’ climate, ventually allowing foreign investors and partners to conduct business with African entrepreneurs from a place of Trust and Confidence.

We plan to change the status quo through community economic empowerment, the core of our Vision.

Changing Flames has resolved to deliver sustainable solutions to spur economic development and social progress on the African continent.

To impact Africa's international trade, Changing Flames is building the following beginning 2019

Our Rights and Responsibilities Model

Between U.S. and Africa International Business Partnership
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Our Procurement and Trade Services

"International supply chains are a vital link in moving today’s goods and services from supplier to customer. Managing supply chains that span the globe, means designing and implementing procurement capacity development programs at individual, organizational and partner country levels." - Magda Theodate.

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How to Import & Export
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Export Education
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Finding Foreign Markets
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Legal Considerations
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Logistics
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Financial Considerations
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Trade Agreement Guides
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Services for U.S.-based Exporters
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Services for Africa-based Exporters
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Plan and Assess Trade Strategy
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Promote and Expand to Specific Markets
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Market Intelligence
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Export Guides
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Intra-regional trade promotion
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Trade Leads
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Trade Data & Analysis
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Representation at Trade Missions
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Strategy and policy
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Advisory support
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Capacity technical assistance
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Training
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Crisis response
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Specialized procurement

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