• 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.

During the second day of the event, SWASA presented on the requirements stipulated in standards and the importance of water qualityUSAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub, in partnership with the Swaziland Standards Authority (SWASA), hosted a two-day event on Awareness on Public Review and Published National Standards in Swaziland from October 13-14, 2015.

The first day focused on standards for the food sector and raised awareness on published Swaziland National Standards (SZNS) that may be used by small to medium-sized businesses in the food industry, such as standards for chilli sauce, peanut butter, fruit juices and nectars and standards for jams, jellies, and marmalades. SWASA gave a presentation on standards requirements, and a Ministry of Health representative spoke on the importance of food quality and safety. Participants included US Embassy Commercial Officer Dorothy Mlambo, Swaziland government ministries (Trade and Industry, Agriculture, and Health), and private sector enterprises.

The second day was designed to raise awareness on published SZNS that may be used by organizations in the water and environment sector, such as effluents, water sampling guidelines, drinking water, and boreholes. Participants were drawn from the water utility, municipal and non-governmental agencies, regulators, and civil society. Key water-related standards were discussed, and the participants were advised how to provide input during public review stages.

On both the first and second days of the event, the Trade Hub delivered a presentation on its role in the region, in standards, and in Swaziland.

Photo: During the second day of the event, SWASA presented on the requirements stipulated in standards and the importance of water quality.