• 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.

INNOQ’s offices in Zampeto, MaputoUSAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub trained staff of the Mozambique Instituto Nacional de Normalização e Qualidade/National Institute for Standardization and Quality (INNOQ) on operations of a National Enquiry Point (NEP) and commissioned the equipment that the Trade Hub procured for the NEP.

An NEP is crucial to reducing the time and cost of trade, since it offers a single contact point to which requests for information on all Technical Barriers to Trade (TBTs) can be addressed. The existence of a functioning NEP is also a requirement of the WTO Agreement of Technical Barriers to Trade, of which Mozambique is a signatory.

The training covered the WTO TBT Agreement and its principles, the role of the NEP in supporting trade measures and the information tools for responding to NEP enquiries.

The training and equipment set up will be followed by an Awareness Seminar in Pemba Town, Cabo Delgado Province, and then the launch at the INNOQ offices in Zampeto, Maputo, in August 2015.

Photo: INNOQ’s offices in Zampeto, Maputo