Dear Potential Business Partners,

Thank you for your interest in learning more about business opportunities between American and Mauritanian firms.  We hope that the links on these pages will provide the information needed to help you make informed business decisions.

Boosting bilateral trade and investment is a priority for both the U.S. and Mauritanian governments.  President Trump has emphasized that the United States is open for business and ready to work with investors seeking opportunities in our growing economy.  The page on Doing Business in the United States provides more information for Mauritanian businesses exploring opportunities in my country.

Here in Mauritania, the recent election and the prospects for much faster growth as natural gas exports begin early in the 2020s have fueled increased optimism about the economy.  My team and I will be working with the new government to organize trade missions and other ways to introduce more American firms to the opportunities here in Mauritania.  We encourage American firms new to Mauritania to review our new Country Commercial Guide and other resources available on the Doing Business in Mauritania [link] page.  Guiding and supporting U.S. businesses is a top priority for me and my team, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions at


Ambassador Cynthia Kierscht

Doing Business in the U.S.