• 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.

The Provincial Director for Industry and Commerce Antonio Machamale officiated the event in InhambaneThe Mozambique Instituto Nacional de Normalização e Qualidade (INNOQ), with support from USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub, held two seminars on “Private Sector Participation in Standards Development” in Quelimane (Zambezia Province) and Inhambane (Inhambane Province) on November 27 and 30, 2015, respectively. 

The purpose of the seminars was to create private sector awareness on the standards development process, highlight available standards, and encourage private sector participation in the standards development process.

Both events were officiated by the Provincial Directors for Industry and Commerce, Augusto Lucas in Quelimane and Antonio Machamale in Inhambane, who welcomed the support from the Trade Hub that has enabled awareness seminars in their province.

Representatives from academia, regulatory authorities, municipal and economic associations attended the seminars at which the Trade Hub presented on its interventions at the SADC level and in Mozambique. INNOQ representatives gave an overview of the institution’s services, the standards development process, the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements and member obligations, the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade National Enquiry Point, and the importance of private sector participation in the standards development process.

Photo: The Provincial Director for Industry and Commerce Antonio Machamale officiated the event in Inhambane