• 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.

Seminar participants from Pemba, a port city located in Mozambique’s northernmost province bordering TanzaniaOn August 11, 2015, the Instituto Nacional de Normalização e Qualidade (INNOQ), supported by USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub, held an outreach and informational seminar in Pemba regarding the development and relaunch of Mozambique’s National Enquiry Point (NEP). 

The seminar was opened by Florencio Chavango, Provincial Director from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and was attended by over two dozen participants from the province. Representatives from government, the private sector, and civil society reviewed and discussed the usefulness and potential impact of the NEP on trade.

Pemba is the capital of Cabo Delgado, a province known for its natural beauty and tourism that has in recent years become a regional hub for natural gas and oil exploration. Due to the geographic breadth and growing regional economic importance of Mozambique, the Southern Africa Trade Hub and INNOQ are discussing the potential for holding similar informational seminars for government officials and private sector actors in two other regional hubs, Beira and Nampula.

Photo: Seminar participants from Pemba, a port city located in Mozambique’s northernmost province bordering Tanzania