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The USAID TradeHub supported the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism in Malawi to coordinate the first National AGOA Steering Committee meeting held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The meeting was attended by 22 participants from the private sector, government, and parastatal institutions which form the membership of the committee. The main objective of the meeting was to review and approve the terms of reference for the AGOA Steering Committee, to discuss the implementation of key activities in the National AGOA Response Strategy Action Plan, and to share the experiences of some of the Malawian companies already exporting to the United States. The Meeting was presided over by the Director of Private Sector Development from the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism, Ms. Esther Mwimba. The National AGOA Steering Committee is co-chaired by the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre and the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The committee will be meeting on a quarterly basis with the next meeting scheduled for July 2020.


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