Map of Mozambique

Trade and Investment Projects in Mozambique
In Mozambique, the Hub is supporting economic diversification, job creation and fostering a business environment conducive to trade and investment.  The Hub implements activities in four critical areas:

Finance and Investment
Accelerating U.S. and international investment to businesses to promote strategic value chains and grow international trade links
Export Competitiveness
Helping companies to leverage AGOA to increase exports to the U.S.
Enabling Environment and Trade Facilitation
Fostering transparent, reliable, efficient and cost-effective trade policies and related infrastructure
Agribusiness
Increasing the competitiveness of agricultural value chains for export through investment, technology transfer, and greater private sector participation

Core Activities in Mozambique
Finance and Investment

  • Implementing and strengthening the Warehouse Receipts System to help producers, SMEs and other value chain actors utilize crops as collateral for loans and insurance
  • Helping financial institutions to introduce inclusive products and services for agricultural value chain players and SMEs
  • Facilitating investments into agri-infrastructure
  • Supporting the consolidation and regional integration of structured trade platforms
  • Assessing and facilitating investment opportunities, specifically targeting horticulture and oilseed value chains and agri-infrastructure

Export Competitiveness

  • Assessing the export competitiveness of Mozambique's estimated 35,000 metric tons per year cashew production (1% of global cashew production)
  • Assessing export-ready firms in textiles, leather, accessories and specialty foods, and linking them to international buyers and investors

Enabling Environment and Trade Facilitation

  • Providing assistance on the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) to facilitate expedited release of goods at air cargo facilities
  • Supporting compliance with SADC trade protocols by helping to establish a sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS) committee, and the adoption of transparency provisions and fish standards

Agribusiness

  • Encouraging trade in staple commodities including soybean, maize, and sesame, and non-staples including cashew and macadamia nuts
  • Supporting compliance with Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) grades and standards across the grains value chain
  • Helping to develop and implement a Market Information System to disseminate real-time information on trade in staples and non-staples
 

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