For his exceptional contributions to foreign relations between the United States and the United Arab Emirates, U.A.E. Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba was awarded the 2010 Ambassador of the Year Award by the U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC). Founded more than four decades ago as a nonprofit nonpartisan trade organization, NUSACC stands as the sole U.S. business entity sanctioned by the League of Arab States and the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture. Support from these organizations enables NUSACC to work in harmony with other similar organizations throughout North Africa and the Middle East.
The National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce serves as an advocate for U.S. companies in the Middle East and North Africa and acts as gateway to Middle Eastern and North African businesses wishing to establish economic footholds in the U.S. NUSACC facilitates close working relationships between business owners and public and private sector officials , in addition to coordinating with senior management within the U.S. business community, the U.S. Government, public policy research centers, multilateral institutions, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and media corporations.
At present, the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce boasts more than 25,000 corporate members, which are largely comprised of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). However, Fortune 500 companies represent the fastest growing membership segment in NUSACC. Membership benefits include access to events, trade data reports, business leads, policy information, and publications such as the U.S.-Arab Tradeline journal. Furthermore, the U.S.-Arab Trade Monitor, NUSACC’s e-newsletter is available to all members, conveying crucial information on investment and trade opportunities in North Africa and the Middle East. Sourced from over 140,000 international news publications, the U.S.-Arab Trade Monitor is so effective that it carries an estimated value of $10,000 per year.
The National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce maintains offices in Washington, D.C.; New York, New York; Los Angeles, California; and Houston, Texas and possesses members in all 50 states and 22 countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa. For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.nusacc.org.