The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub works with partners in eight SADC countries to facilitate trade, modernize customs, and improve food security.
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.
In close partnership with national standards agencies and ANSI, USAID is preparing countries with the implementation of the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade requirements.
The Trade Hub and thousands of smallholder farmers are introducing new safety and hygiene standards to improve the quality of groundnuts.
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.
At the end of January 2016, USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub reviewed a technical report assessing aflatoxin management awareness and mitigation strategies implemented by the Trade Hub over the past five years.
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