• Introducing the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub
    Introducing the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub

    The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub works with partners in eight SADC countries to facilitate trade, modernize customs, and improve
    food security.

  • Developing Regional Value Chains
    Developing Regional Value Chains

    The Trade Hub supports the Source Africa and Origin Africa textile and apparel trade shows to improve manufacturers' quality exports within the region and to the US and Europe.

  • Introducing New Standards
    Introducing New Standards

    In close partnership with national standards agencies and ANSI, USAID is preparing countries with the implementation of the WTO Technical Barriers to
    Trade requirements.

  • Promoting Food Safety and Hygiene Standards
    Promoting Food Safety and Hygiene Standards

    The Trade Hub and thousands of smallholder farmers are introducing new safety and hygiene standards to improve the
    quality of groundnuts.

  • Reducing Border Crossing Times
    Reducing Border Crossing Times

    By modernizing border crossing procedures, the Trade Hub and its partners have been able to reduce border crossing times substantially at the Mwanza, Songwe, Kasumbalesa and Nakonde border posts.

  • Source Africa

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The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub works to enhance economic growth and food security in Southern Africa through trade. READ MORE.

sadc and eu flagsOn September 17, 2015, USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub participated in the SADC Regional Economic Integration Support Programme (REIS) and SADC Trade Related Facility (TRF) Steering Committee meetings in Gaborone, Botswana. The role of the steering committees is to evaluate and recommend applications from Member States for support under the two programs. 

The steering committees also create a unique platform for International Cooperating Partners to share program information and experience, improve cooperation, and avoid duplication of efforts.

The invitation to be part of the two steering committees underscores the leading role USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub plays in supporting the SADC trade integration agenda. Other members of the Steering Committees are representatives of SADC Member States, SADC Council of NGOs, Association of SADC Council of Chambers and Industry, and the Federation of Clearing and Forwarding Associations of Southern Africa.

The REIS Programme promotes investment in SADC by supporting measures aimed at improving the investment climate and the business environment in the region. The SADC TRF is a mechanism for financial and technical support to assist SADC Member States to implement commitments made under the SADC Protocol on Trade and the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the SADC Economic Partnership Agreement Group consisting of 10 SADC Member States.

Photo: The invitation to be part of the two steering committees underscores the leading role USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub plays in supporting the SADC trade integration agenda.

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