From the Nordic point of view:

  • —There is a lack of communication means from the African companies to exchange with the Nordic trade organizations for a productive collaboration.

  • —Local African Chambers of Commerce are not active on the international trade arena and are often unknown.

  • —Therefore ACCS has established partnership between trade organizations with the objective to find best practices to promote trade between the Nordic countries and AFRICA.

From the African point of view.

  • —SME’s are interested in exchanges with Africa.

  • —Lack of concrete and trustworthy information.

  • —High risk because of political and social instability of many African countries.

  • —Uncertainty of where to invest, how to invest and who to ask for help often prevents Scandinavia companies to do business in Africa.

  • —Lack of knowledge of the local business culture.