• 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.

Standards Guide During the week of February 1, 2016, USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub assisted the Swaziland Standards Authority (SWASA) to develop and print copies of the “Guide for the Referencing of Standards in Regulations in Swaziland” for distribution to various government and private sector agencies.

The guide will help reinforce adoption of international best practices on referencing standards in technical regulations, which will result in enhanced effectiveness of the standards development process in Swaziland; effective implementation of the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement in the country; increased general awareness; strengthening of the legal and regulatory framework for standards; and an effective process for legislating standards in the country.

The Trade Hub also supported Swaziland to develop a booklet on Technical Regulations in Swaziland that is expected to be published soon.

Photo: Five hundred copies of the Guide were printed and are being distributed to various government and private sector agencies