• 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.

Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy Winnie StewartUSAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub is assisting the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland with the development of a Renewable Energy and Independent Power Producer Policy (IPP) and Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment. The policy is intended to guide and expand the role of the private sector in developing the country’s renewable energy sources and diversify the supply and nature of energy production.

In Swaziland, significant regulatory, economic, and technical barriers have constrained the development of the renewable energy sources and IPP participation in the power sector. On June 10, 2015, the Trade Hub held a validation workshop in Mbabane, Swaziland, to provide an opportunity for key stakeholders in the energy sector to offer their inputs in the finalization of the policy document. The discussion generated comments and recommendations that will be addressed in the final document, and the Department of Energy confirmed that the workshop provided sufficient endorsement of the draft document to allow its finalization.

Photo: Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy Winnie Stewart