Accessing US technology

Businesses in 12 African countries are currently benefiting from a new programme aimed at assisting them to access US technology.
Known as GTN (Global Technology Network), the programme is operational in Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Country progr Businesses in 12 African countries are currently benefiting from a new programme aimed at assisting them to access US technology.
Known as GTN (Global Technology Network), the programme is operational in Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Country programmes planned for 2001 include Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria.GTN has been launched by the United States Office of Business Development, a department in the US Agency for International Development (USAID). It promotes business transactions and strategic alliances through which US technology can be transferred to Sub-Saharan businesses.
At the same time, by alerting US firms to current business opportunities in Africa, GTN facilitates trade and investment between the US and Africa.
African companies seeking to purchase or represent US technology can submit requests to a local GTN representative, who will meet them to gather information (for instance, shipping/payment terms, financing, product specification, etc).
The request is transmitted to Washington where it is matched with US suppliers or partner firms. Interested US firms then contact the African firm directly.
GTN AFRICA: tduffey@wananchi.com Tel +2 54 2721072; Fax +2 425 9209906

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