The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is the one-stop shop in the Southern African region for businesses and national governments seeking to take advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The Hub supports countries in Southern Africa to increase their exports to the U.S. through AGOA.
Since 2010, the Hub has facilitated over $40 million worth of AGOA exports from Southern Africa to the U.S.
In collaboration with key institutions, the Hub develops and tailors trade enhancing activities to specific countries and sectors, as informed by national AGOA strategies. It also identifies and works with private sector associations and companies to foster impactful trade and investment in the region.
The Hub focuses its support in the following areas:
- Country-level strategy development and implementation;
- Market-linkages support;
- Firm-level technical assistance; and
- Information dissemination and training.