reducing tariff and nontariff barriers and other obstacles to sub-Saharan African and United States trade;
negotiating reciprocal and mutually beneficial trade agreements, including the possibility of establishing free trade areas that serve the interests of both the United States and the countries of sub-Saharan Africa;
focusing on countries committed to the rule of law, economic reform, and the eradication of poverty;
strengthening and expanding the private sector in sub-Saharan Africa, especially enterprises owned by women and small businesses;
the accession of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions; and
promoting the role of women in social, political, and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa.