Members must be of African descent (inclusive of all black people in the African Diaspora globally); must have an existing business in the US, in sub-Saharan Africa or elsewhere involving African products, and must involve Diaspora trade between Africa and the US or Africa and elsewhere.

Open Enrollment is until December 31, 2020.

The annual membership fee is $150 until then and will return to $200 on January 1, 2021.

The membership fees go towards operating the organization and promoting the interests of our members.

  • Member retailers get a 5% discount from participating member wholesalers and an additional discount of up to 10% on selected items if purchased in bulk.
  • Collective negotiations for member wholesalers on purchases of African products.
  • In addition to technical assistance, the Association offers through its web site business news, informational blogs and webinars and member interviews for promotional purposes.