• 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.

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

Nathan Associates and AECOM staffDuring the third week of December 2015, USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub held consultations in Washington, DC with Nathan Associates. Nathan is an important Trade Hub partner helping to deliver the trade policy and facilitation component of the Trade Hub work plan.

Its experts assist the Trade Hub with devising fiscal, trade, and labor policies; mapping out the progress of regional economic integration; conducting trade and investment policy analysis; and providing trade policy capacity building. The Trade Hub’s capacity building services have helped SADC policymakers formulate and adjust trade policy to help businesses take advantage of opportunities from freer trade and investment.

The meeting reviewed work plan outputs, short-term technical assistance planning, and scheduling and project delivery for the remaining period of the Trade Hub project.

Photo: Nathan Associates and AECOM staff who work on the Trade Hub meet in Washington