The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub boosts trade and investment with and within Southern Africa.

View By Country: Mozambique
View By Month: September 2020

On September 10, 2020, the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub visited MozTex, one of Mozambique’s largest textile and apparel manufacturers, with a delegation from the country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade. The team was received by the factory’s general manager. The delegation learned about the factory’s operations and explored ways to assist the firm to establish more market linkages in South Africa. The firm is currently exporting school uniforms and basic apparel to South Africa through an intermediary distributor but is willing to explore other market linkages as long as they do not compete with its current distributor. MozTex currently produces masks and medical personal protective equipment (PPE) exclusively for local donations to the Ministry of Health. The firm is interested in enrolling in the USAID TradeHub PPE scheme to export to the United States. The firm seeks USAID TradeHub support with building MozTex staff capacity in lean manufacturing, industrial best practices, and industrial sewing. The site visit also deepened relations between the USAID TradeHub and the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The ministry now has a better understanding of USAID TradeHub activities and how they contribute to assisting exporting firms in Mozambique.

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