• 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.

Trade Hub logoUSAID's Southern Africa Trade Hub has engaged an expert to assist six countries in the region establish or reinstate and improve their National Consultative Committees (NCC) to help improve the effectiveness of the operations of the countries’ WTO Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) National Enquiry Point (NEP) and Notification Authorities.

An NCC is composed of representatives from government (ministries, regulatory agencies, departments) and the private sector (business associations, consumer groups, academia, NGOs). NCCs provide a mechanism for consultation and advisory services at the national level and serve to coordinate and oversee the implementation of the WTO TBT Agreement requirements.

During August and September 2015, workshops will be held in Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Zambia, Botswana, and Swaziland - countries where the Trade Hub has been offering assistance with training and capacity building for NEPs over the past two years.

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