The Hub recently finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Registrar Corp. Registrar Corp (www.registrarcorp.com) assists businesses to comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. The Virginia-based firm is a market leader, boasting 21 international offices (including Cape Town, South Africa,) over 150 employees, and has aided more than 30,000 companies across 160 countries. Registrar Corp offers FDA compliance assistance for food and beverage, medical devices, drugs, cosmetics, and electronics.
Registrar Corp and the Hub will develop outreach/educational program cost-share surrounding FDA-requirements and registration targeting Hub-assisted value chains and African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) eligible countries within Southern African Development Community (SADC). The program will initially target five of the eight Hub focus countries, namely: South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zambia, and Botswana. The seminars will be grouped into one-week field visits, targeting two to three sites per visit, starting in late-September.
Registrar Corp will provide subject matter experts to deliver joint seminars with the Hub on FDA-requirements and registration, labeling, and exporting to the United States under AGOA. It will also develop and provide customized presentations and resource materials in collaboration with the Hub. In turn, the Hub will host and organize the seminars through its extensive partnership network of government, private sector, industry associations, and investment and trade promotion agencies.
The Hub and Registrar Corp will also develop, co-brand, and distribute FDA-related informational and outreach materials for distribution (e.g. fact sheets, checklists, brochures, step-by-step guides, registration processes, etc.) during the seminar series.