MEMBERS of the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce are in the country hoping to increase trading opportunities between Fiji and the US.
This is the second time a delegation from the chamber has visited the country in the past eight months.
Fiji's trade commissioner to North America Jiten Singh said the chamber was interested in various sectors such as engineering and tourism.
He added there were many opportunities for local business persons to work with the chamber.
Early yesterday morning, the delegates met with the Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.
Chamber president and chairman Frederik Jordan said they were in the country to do business and find trading opportunities.
He added the chamber had a lot of political influence in the US, having chapters in 42 states.
There were discussions with the Prime Minister on agriculture and Mr Jordan believes there are opportunities for Fiji to export fruits and vegetables.
Shonda Scott, who visited Fiji in September 2011, said there was also a big Fijian population in San Francisco.
Mr Singh said the partnership between the chamber could enhance the skills and expertise of local business people.
Ms Scott said she was interested to meet with Film Fiji and understand the local requirements for shooting a movie.
Architect, Myles Clay Stevens, said he was interested in renewable energy projects.
He was involved in the construction of the San Francisco Airport and said similar projects could be carried out in Fiji.
Mr Stevens said there was a US government funding facility which would fund 70 per cent of the project.
There were also other agencies, which could fund projects such as the US Import and Export bank.
The chamber also made a donation to the Prime Minister's Flood Appeal.