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

    The USAID sponsored Southern Africa Trade Hub operates 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.

  • Promoting Renewable Energy
    Promoting Renewable Energy

    The Trade Hub supports programs in Swaziland and Zambia to introduce renewable energy solutions.

  • 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.

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

Africa AdvantageWith just over two weeks to go before MAGIC Las Vegas (the world’s largest textile, apparel, and footwear trade show) on February 16-18, 2016, USAID’s three Trade Hubs are working closely with USAID’s Management Support and Technical Assistance Services Project (MSTAS) on final preparations for the combined African exhibition space.

Based on the success of last year’s participation, over 40 companies, investment promotion agencies, and trade exhibitors will jointly exhibit in the pavilion space that has been underwritten and organized by USAID. On February 3, 2016, the East, West and Southern Africa Trade (and Investment) Hubs participated in conference calls with MSTAS to finalize the branding, tagline, and marketing materials as well as to review exhibitor space allocation, booth design, and company matchmaking.

Photo: The Trade Hubs have created a brand identity and tag line, “Africa Advantage,” to co-brand with the USAID “Trade Africa” logo
 

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