• 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.

Workshop participants learned how to proceed from policy to legislation and about the importance of regulatory impact assessmentsOn December 4, 2015, USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub conducted a workshop in Mbabane, Swaziland on the topic of “From Policy to Law and Regulatory Impact Analysis” (RIA). The workshop was hosted by the Regulatory and Quality Infrastructure Development Department at the Swaziland Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade. 

The workshop forms part of the Trade Hub’s work on the development of a national technical regulations booklet for Swaziland.

During a subsequent courtesy visit to the Acting Principal Secretary (PS) of the Swaziland Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade, the PS expressed great appreciation for the importance of the Technical Regulations Booklet and the workshop for different stakeholders. The booklet will become the basis for developing a transparent online system for technical regulations that will ensure effective notification to the World Trade Organisation.

Photo: Workshop participants learned how to proceed from policy to legislation and about the importance of regulatory impact assessments